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Old 12-07-2012, 03:58 PM   #11
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These guys did something similar, seems like a lot of fun.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:10 PM   #12
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Shucks, and here I thought I had a hell of an original idea...
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:32 PM   #13
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Seeing as how I'm a guy in his mid thirties who still runs a D&D community site (the Red Dragon Inn), I'm loving this idea, OP.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:38 PM   #14
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These guys did something similar, seems like a lot of fun. "Diced-Hopped IPA"
and i think this points to an important idea, IMO: limits around your randomness. in the video's case, they randomized the late additions. you don't want to randomize the bittering hops lest the dice tell you to add 20 oz of columbus.

in the same way, i wouldn't want the dice to tell me to use 1 pound of 2-row and 15 pounds of C-60. yuck. i'm a former (reformed?) DnDer so i'm just looking out for y'all.
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- Aging: Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout (half on coconut), sour blond on second-use cherries, English Barleywine (half on brett), 3726 saison w/ brett x2 (dregs mix & Lochristi), GNO 3724 saison w/ brett mix, sour cherry mead, acerglyn, and a few other sours...

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:44 PM   #15
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I haven't delved (is that the right verb?) in 4-5 years but I still have my dice. Alfred, my cleric, would heartily approve of this endeavor.

Dammit, now I want to play again. Anyone in my area?

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #16
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I'm an experienced idiot and an amateur beer brewer, so I think making this game a community enterprise is our best bet. I am unfamiliar with a lot of the grain varieties, so terms like C-60 don't mean as much to me just yet.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:04 PM   #17
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I am unfamiliar with a lot of the grain varieties, so terms like C-60 don't mean as much to me just yet.
C-60 is crystal 60, AKA crystal malt with a lovibond (color) rating of 60. generally you want to keep crystals under 20% of your malt bill. my previously stated example would yield a sickly sweet, low-attenuation beer because it contained way too much crystal. you want the majority of your grain bill to be made up of base malts: 2-row, marris otter, pilsen, pale ale, etc.
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- Drinking: BPA made with ingredients from NHC, 2 blends of a rye sour: ECY20 + ECY34, local sour cherry kriek #2, brett'ed Belgian blond on raspberries
- Aging: Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout (half on coconut), sour blond on second-use cherries, English Barleywine (half on brett), 3726 saison w/ brett x2 (dregs mix & Lochristi), GNO 3724 saison w/ brett mix, sour cherry mead, acerglyn, and a few other sours...

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:08 PM   #18
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Anyone else think of this right away?

http://youtu.be/goeewaFNulo
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I haven't delved (is that the right verb?) in 4-5 years but I still have my dice. Alfred, my cleric, would heartily approve of this endeavor.

Dammit, now I want to play again. Anyone in my area?
I'm miles from you, but you could always come do a play by post game with us at the Inn.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:34 PM   #20
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and i think this points to an important idea, IMO: limits around your randomness. in the video's case, they randomized the late additions. you don't want to randomize the bittering hops lest the dice tell you to add 20 oz of columbus.

in the same way, i wouldn't want the dice to tell me to use 1 pound of 2-row and 15 pounds of C-60. yuck. i'm a former (reformed?) DnDer so i'm just looking out for y'all.
See, I think that the way to do this is to utilize tables, much like the old school D&D treasure/monster/encounter tables.

Roll against those tables, but use reason.


Something like this:

Roll d20 to determine base malt (but understand that you will only be rolling for 2 row, pils, maris otter, etc).

Roll for specialty grains. Maybe roll a set # of times, roll again if you hit a certain number, etc.

Roll for bittering hops.

Roll for aroma hops.

Roll for flavor hops.

Etc.


Do some controlled randomness, as opposed to just pure madness.

Sigh. Now, the nerd in me wants to write a web script that generates a recipe for you.
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