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Old 03-04-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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I am getting married in May, and my fiance and I are making wine/beer for some of our wedding favors. We have already bottled her wine (shiraz) and it turned out great!

I currently have a Heffe in the 2ndary I plan on using for the wedding. I would like to do either a pale ale or a porter for the 2nd beer.

My thoughts for the porter mainly revolve around adding some vanilla to it to give it a mild flavor. I was thinking a cap in the primary boil and perhaps a cap full in the 2ndary? One other option I was tossing around was not adding anything until bottling. I would add a cap full of extract to the priming mix. Not sure how good of an idea this would be though.

Any thoughts on something mild tweak I could do to the Pale Ale, or any advice on the porter would be great!

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Old 03-04-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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Dry Dock Urca Vanilla Porter from Northernbrewer looks pretty good, I have thought about making this one myself.


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Old 03-04-2012, 06:15 PM   #3
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Good idea for the wedding! My good friend is getting married in July and I'm going to do two 5 gal kegs for the wedding gift. I did a porter and added vanilla bourbon extract to the boil and I wasn't able to pick up much of the aroma or flavor when the beer was ready to drink. My next batch I will be using vanilla beans in either the primary or secondary.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:43 PM   #4
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My personal preference is a high quality extract instead of beans. 3 tsp in the keg.

When I'm having a party and there's going to be a lot of people who don't like darker beers but still like craft beers, I brew up a nice APA with a lot of hop flavor and aroma.
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Dry Dock Urca Vanilla Porter from Northernbrewer looks pretty good, I have thought about making this one myself.
Just bottled that one last night. It smelled amazing!


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