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Old 02-18-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
pilafdm
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Hello, genteel folk.

Just for LOLs, I was wondering if anyone had much luck creating recipes wholly around stupid themes in the ingredients?

For example, I was bored in the office and someone asked me to CC them on an e-mail. I noticed a lot of ingredients for beer start with "C," and, as such, I made "Could You CC Me on That?"

Or: Galaxy, Comet, and Apollo hops are all pretty delicious, right? And they're all very outer space in theme. Thus: "Pulsar Pale Ale."

I'm bummed that I can't find (nor have I ever seen) Defender hops anywhere. I was going to make an "Insert Token" brew with Defender hops and Rogue Pac-Man yeast. ;D

(None of these have yet been brewed, by the way.)

Anyone else do this?
Any interesting results?
Surprising results?
Hilarious disasters? ...

Cheers,
P.

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:36 PM   #2
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Other then the names. They don't seem too out there from normal ish beers. I was expecting something like some dry cat food or maybe some pasta sauce lol

I did make a usb port-er once. And some "app-rasion" (apricot ale) and sucker punch which was a 100 plus ibus of an iipa
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:39 PM   #3
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LOL!
I'd be thrilled if they worked since I'm new to recipe creation.
But, yeah, a main reason for this thread is to see if random themes led anyone to making a bizarre recipe that did, in fact, work out.

 
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:05 AM   #4
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I brewed "The Dark Crystal" recently which features lots of dark crystal malt 120, and pacific gem hops. I'm sooo witty.

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Old 02-24-2012, 05:36 AM   #5
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I brewed "The Dark Crystal" recently which features lots of dark crystal malt 120, and pacific gem hops. I'm sooo witty.
Was this good?

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:10 AM   #6
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I brewed a series of 3 beers to celebrate running a marathon with a total of 26.2oz of hops. There were 27 different varieties of hops and I decided when each hop would go into the boil with random number generator.

I also did a 7C's beer when I first started (before the hop blend came out) with 7 different C hops and a 77 min boil.

Remarkably all of these beers were pretty good. 7C's was especially good. Big DIPA on 530.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:46 AM   #7
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I did a Bourbon Chocolate Porter called "Midnight Surprise," named after the fact that my drunken African American friend sleptwalked naked into the living room one night...

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:56 PM   #8
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Was this good?
Its still fermeting, so not sure yet! It also features black currants, and a massive 10-11% ABV! So, might be a while before this one is ready. Here is the original thread:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/expe...nt-ale-291463/

I think it will either be fantastic, or a fantastic flop, but guess we will see!

 
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #9
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I brewed an all chinook and tomahawk hop bursted ipa that ii called 'Gunship IPA' because of the chinook helicopter and tomahawk missile.

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Old 03-07-2012, 01:44 AM   #10
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I have made a few beers based off off one ingredient, event or historical idea. A friend from Sudan brought me a bag of hibiscus leaves (red) and honey then said brew something.

A little research got me thinking and here it is. I'm thinking a Berliner Weiss style beer made from the same ingredients as local tribes beer which would be gluten free.

I would use unmalted sorghum, finermillet (trying to locate), corn, low hops charge ~10 ibu, mash with amylace enzymes (white).

I am looking to get the lactobacillius from the hibiscus leaves.

 
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