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Old 05-27-2010, 02:29 PM   #1
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Hey, Folks - I promised a batch for a 6/18 wedding, which means I have three weeks to brew, ferment, bottle, and condition. Any advice on a basic recipe/style that'll be ready by then?

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Old 05-27-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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Something low gravity. A Mild or maybe a Blonde ale. That being said, if you're confident with your brewing process, I can crank out a decent APA easily in three weeks.

I would brew a mild with a nice flocculent yeast like S-04. It will ferment fast and clear fast.


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I can get my APA from grain to glass in 12 days, but that is kegging and force carbing, I would think that brewing and bottle conditioning is gonna be cuttin it razor thin, if it ferments out in a week, that only gives you 2 weeks to properly carb up and chill down. that in my book is cutting it waaay too close.
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^ Good suggestion above.

Also consider that most people might be put off by something too "flavorful" so the Blonde might fit the bill for both beer lovers and Bud lovers.
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A blonde like BM's Centennial Blonde will ferment out crazy fast and drop clean for sure, I would go that route and hope for the best
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Thanks, guys. Any leads on a mostly-extract recipe? I'm sure my local shop can help, but it's usually better to go in with something in mind.
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Centennial Blonde, the extract recipe is about halfway down the first page.
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Super - thanks!
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If you were kegging I would think it possible. Carbonating in a bottle usually takes 3 weeks at least before its right. That doesnt leave any time for it to ferment or clear.
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Went with a Hefeweizen; it's halfway through fermentation (local shop said secondary was not necessary) and will condition in bottles for two weeks.

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