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Old 03-11-2010, 11:52 PM   #1
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Im moving 1200 miles in 19 days. i have two empty 5 gal kegs. can anyone suggest some recipes that will be ready to rack for conditioning in two weeks or less? i am only familiar to extract brewing or partial mashing. any suggestions??



 
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:04 AM   #2

Wheat beers are the only thing I'd ever suggest for 2 weeks or less.


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Old 03-12-2010, 12:11 AM   #3
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Any beer with an OG of 1.050 or less, just not a beer that needs dryhopping. Let it sit in the fermenter for two weeks, then keg. Then move. You'll have beer when you get to move in!
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:16 AM   #4
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Specifically, I'd recommend an ale. I think you could do a stout, a mild, a hefeweizen, an American wheat, a Belgian pale ale, English bitter, American amber, a cream ale, witbier, nut brown ale, etc. If you pitched enough yeast, and kept the temperatures in the optimum range, any of those would be ready to keg (and then age) in two weeks.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:35 AM   #5
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An English bitter would work within that time. I've been meaning to try Orfy's Old Speckled Hen clone so that is the first thing to come to mind. Should be ready by the time you get there.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f64/old-speckled-hen-21132/

 
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:13 AM   #6
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10derAndMild works. So does most Ales, and a Centennial Blonde.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:26 AM   #7
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Hefeweizen

Enough wheat extract to get you to 1.050, 1oz of Hallertauer @ 60min, Wyeast 3068, 2 weeks at 65F, transfer to the keg. Do what I did when I just moved. Prime the keg. That way, it will be fully carbonated by the time you are ready to start drinking at your new destination.

 
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:44 AM   #8
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Blood orange Hefeweizen from Extreme Brewing states it should be ready to bottle/keg in ten days. I haven't made it so I can't speak to it, but do a search on the site, I'm sure enough people have.

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Old 03-12-2010, 06:49 AM   #9
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Blood orange Hefeweizen from Extreme Brewing states it should be ready to bottle/keg in ten days. I haven't made it so I can't speak to it, but do a search on the site, I'm sure enough people have.
Wow, I was just going to suggest the exact same thing (although I have never made it either). Here is a link to a thread on it

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f85/bloo...eweizen-98579/
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:43 PM   #10
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you folks are awesome. im brewing the blood orange hefe tonight fo-show. now just have to find one more to brew....decisions decisions. oh...i think im freaking obsessed with the whole brewing thing. a majority of my work day consists of reading this forum. DJ



 
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