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Old 11-01-2005, 02:54 PM   #1
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OK, Deer season in Missouri starts Nov. 12. I usually go out to the boonies with some relatives of mine, camp out, drink beer, sit around the fire, go out in the woods and shoot a lot of pictures. (I seldom see any deer.) I was thinking of taking my brewing on the road, and brewing a batch of beer out in the wilderness.

I have the ingredients for a German Pilsner and it should be cool at deer camp, 35-55 degrees. Most of the logistics are pretty easy. I'll bring everything with me, water, equipment, ingredients, etc. It should be similar to brewing at home with the exception that I won't be able to chill the wort. Nature will have to do that. Then it's a matter of time before I have "Deer Hunter Pilsner" ready to drink.

What do you think? Stupid idea? Great idea?

Also, how would the name "Deer Hunter Pilsner" translate in German? For some reason I keep thinking that Hunter=Jaeger <sp> Maybe its a throw back to all those times I "threw back" Jaegermiester.
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:56 PM   #2
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Sounds like a recipe for BeeGee pulling his hair out, but I'm rooting for you and anxiously await updates!
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:04 PM   #3
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I'll bring everything with me, water, equipment, ingredients, etc. It should be similar to brewing at home with the exception that I won't be able to chill the wort. Nature will have to do that.
Bring some ice in a cooler/tub. You can chill it that way.

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Sounds like a great "man's man" brewing session! Fun!

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Also, how would the name "Deer Hunter Pilsner" translate in German?
'Hirsch' is deer in german (add an 'e' to the end for plural). 'Jaeger' is hunter.

You are making a "Hirshjaeger Pils".


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Old 11-01-2005, 03:06 PM   #4
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... OR ...

you can use the word for "stalk" (pirschen) instead of "hunt" (jaegen) and have Hirschpirscher beer.

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Old 11-01-2005, 05:17 PM   #5
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That sounds SWEET. I think the pros outweigh any cons on this one.
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If you're used to brewing outside that sounds pretty good. Personally, I just love having my kitchen sink handy. One side for sanitizer and the other to rinse stuff. Of course, all of your hunting buddies will ask where the finished beer is.

Our deer season doesn't start until Nov. 19 here and we only get two weeks. I have a choice to go to southeast Oklahoma where I seldom get a deer or to northwest Oklahoma where I almost always get a deer. but since my family is in SE I usually end up there. It's all about the extracurriculars for me, also.

Have you ever seen Escanaba in da moonlight? Every deer camp person needs to see that movie!
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My Hirschjager Pils is in the fermenter. The mash and boil went well. Temps may have been a bit below normal on the mash, but not enough to worry about. It took hours and hours to cool off. I finally pitched the yeast and put it in the SUV. The temp stayed around 60 degrees. I haven't seen any airlock activity yet, but then again, the grommet on the bucket lid sorta self destructed so I don't think its airtight.

All in all, it was a good day, a hell of a lot better day for brewing than it was for hunting. There was a pretty good wind, so you couldn't hear anything, it was cloudy and threatening to rain the whole time, and the forest was so littered with acorns that the deer didn't really have to forage much.

We'll see how the wilderness brew turns out, in the meantime, my campmates requested that I join them for turkey season, and brew a batch of beer then too. (and bring a bunch of the Hirschjager pils with me at that time.) I see how they are....
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sweet! nice work!

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turkey season in missouri = lotz o ticks

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'Hirsch' is deer in german (add an 'e' to the end for plural). 'Jaeger' is hunter. You are making a "Hirshjaeger Pils".-walker
As does "Reh" mean deer.
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