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Old 10-03-2011, 07:10 PM   #121
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I'm sure everyone will be fine with that as a guideline. I know I am, now that I know we aren't going for a specific recipe.


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Old 10-03-2011, 07:18 PM   #122
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Well we've got to have oak!

King Brian has already cut down and seasoned his lumber in anticipation...not to mention toasting, burning and drowning it in moonshine for good measure.

How can we say no to Oak !?!?


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Old 10-03-2011, 07:25 PM   #123
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I think setting something up along these lines could be most appropriate for this recipe. Giving rough guidelines and allowing the brewer to follow them as he sees fit. Something like:

OG ~1.100
IBU ~30

98% base malt (golden promise or maris otter)
~2% roasted barley
(optional) 2-5% crystal malt
(optional) 1-3% smoked malt

boil 2 gallons of first runnings (per 5 gallon batch) down to a thick syrup and add back to boil kettle

2-3 hr boil

british hops at 45 and 35 minutes

scottish ale yeast

(optional) oak aging

You know, just something like that.
Perfect.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:04 PM   #124
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Well we've got to have oak!
Oak aging should remain optional. Oak aging really is an art to turn out well. I do not feel like I can add oak to a beer and know that it will turn out well. I am all about receiving oaked beers but would prefer not to do it myself. I would rather trade a very good Wee Heavy (which I know I am capable of brewing), compared to a mediocre oaked Wee Heavy.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:06 PM   #125
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I may have missed this somewhere inthe thread, but when are we brewing this beer?
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:10 PM   #126
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Aw, sorry, we brewed it yesterday at Jeff's house. Maybe next year.













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I may have missed this somewhere inthe thread, but when are we brewing this beer?
Whenever we can get the thing agreed upon through December.

I have to agree with smokinghole...

As I stated before, its WAY more interesting to all use the same recipe and see how it turns out. Anyone is free to brew whatever they want any other time, but for this is should be the same.

As far as oak, its easy enough to oak a portion of the recipe to your own tastes
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:11 PM   #128
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We should get this part out of the way. Maybe hold a poll based on fixed recipe vs guideline recipe
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:45 PM   #129
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Well, if it's a big deal. Sure, we could do a poll.
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Seriously, another poll? My interest in this project is dropping fast. You will never get everyone to brew the same beer, even if the poll decides that everyone has to brew the same recipe. So the people who add a little smoked malt, or whatever the hell other changes they make are now to be excluded from participating in the swap. I'd be surprised if most of the people in this thread even do the swap if "allowed". Look at the 11-11-11 swap, there's what, like 7 people signed up?


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