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Old 07-05-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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Just got the go ahead to brew the beer for my son's first birthday party. We are having the party lakeside, and I am making a low country boil for the food. There will be a mix of people there that drink the typical BMC and that drink good craft beer. I am slated to brewing two kegs. The party will be August 6. I know this isn't much time, but lately I have been able to go from grain to glass in two weeks pretty consistently. So the questions, what to brew. Considering the short turn around time I am thinking something on the lighter side, and also that I will have to move the kegs there the morning of the party, something that if its cloudy it won't be a big deal. The obvious would be a Wit or Hefe.

I would like to do something besides a wheat beer .... any other suggestions?? What goes good with a low country boil?

 
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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Kolsch! It appeals to nearly everyone. It can be done in 4 weeks. Just in time for the party.

 
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:56 PM   #3
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Enfamil?

 
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:57 PM   #4
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Really?? I was under the impression a Kolsch needed more time to age. I have half a pound of hallertauer hops, and a bunch of Kolsch yeast, just need to cook up a starter. Any recipe suggestions?

 
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:58 PM   #5
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Enfamil?
Not for my boy. He drinks from the tap, mom.

 
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:01 PM   #6
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Ummm.... Chocolate Milk...

 
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:06 PM   #7
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Really?? I was under the impression a Kolsch needed more time to age. I have half a pound of hallertauer hops, and a bunch of Kolsch yeast, just need to cook up a starter. Any recipe suggestions?
Here is a Kolsch recipe that I really enjoy.

Code:
BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Kolsch
Brewer: 
Asst Brewer: 
Style: Kölsch
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (0.0) 

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 6.79 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.98 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.25 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.050 SG
Estimated Color: 3.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 23.9 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 76.7 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
9 lbs                 Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM)            Grain         1        90.0 %        
8.0 oz                Munich Malt (9.0 SRM)                    Grain         2        5.0 %         
8.0 oz                Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM)                Grain         3        5.0 %         
1.50 oz               Tettnang [4.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min        Hop           4        23.9 IBUs     
1.00 Items            Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)        Fining        5        -             
0.50 tsp              Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15.0 mins)          Other         6        -             
1.0 pkg               German Ale/Kolsch (White Labs #WLP029) [ Yeast         7        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge, Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 10 lbs
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Name              Description                             Step Temperature    Step Time     
Mash In           Add 12.50 qt of water at 160.2 F        148.0 F             90 min        
Mash Out          Add 8.00 qt of water at 206.8 F         168.0 F             10 min        

Sparge: Drain mash tun, Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.51gal, 1.51gal) of 168.0 F water
Notes:
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Mr. Malty Hybrid Fermentation Type Starter
Ferment for 2 Weeks at 58 Degrees F

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Old 07-05-2011, 08:06 PM   #8
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He'd probably like a sweet stout.

If it were me I'd make an APA and an Amber. I like to keep it simple, but I don't usually cater to the lowest denominator.

 
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:24 PM   #9
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Classic American Pilsner might be a good bet if you can do lagers. I made one recently and it was ready and fantastic within that time frame. Use a bit of gelatin and it can look pretty too.

 
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:28 PM   #10
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I vote for Kolsch and APA

 
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