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Old 12-09-2012, 06:32 PM   #31
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The yeast list is too encompassing. Having hefe and the other odd yeasts in there could ruin your end product. I would suggest a single D4 for to determine american, irish, german or english yeast strains only. At least then you final product doesnt risk being a black IPA fermented at 90 with saison yeast.


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I created an Excel 'random beer ingredients' generator this afternoon. I used all the all-grain ingredients my local shop stocks, so its got plenty of malts even if the list is not all-encompassing. You push the macro button and it randomly tells you:

what your beer OG is,
what number and percentage of malts to use,
what your total IBUs should be,
a list hops to use,
and a yeast style.

The hops addition values and times are left for you to sort out to your liking. Its pretty interesting what a random roll will net you.

Here are a few pics of the output. After playing with it for a while it becomes very clear why pro-brewers don't randomly combine ingredients for a brew. Anyone interested in the excel sheet?


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Old 12-11-2012, 10:44 PM   #33
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YES, WE HAVE TRIED OTHER YEASTS! USE BREAD YEAST FOR JAOM!

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:02 PM   #34
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Can we have a keeper of the list and have them roll, and reveal to to each person what they need to brew?

We could swap, post, and detail the outcomes!
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The yeast list is too encompassing. Having hefe and the other odd yeasts in there could ruin your end product. I would suggest a single D4 for to determine american, irish, german or english yeast strains only. At least then you final product doesnt risk being a black IPA fermented at 90 with saison yeast.
People scared of risk shouldn't play with dice. Sometimes there be dragons. Sometimes there be saison yeast. All times there be bears.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:16 PM   #36
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People scared of risk shouldn't play with dice. Sometimes there be dragons. Sometimes there be saison yeast. All times there be bears.
This.

Besides, you can always be a pansy and reroll.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:32 PM   #37
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Anyone interested in the excel sheet?
Yes please! Great idea!
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:46 PM   #38
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This thread is relevant to my interests. The resulting brew should be called "Random Encounter" or "Wandering Monster"
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This thread is relevant to my interests. The resulting brew should be called "Random Encounter" or "Wandering Monster"
This post is killing me.

We all have our imaginary brewery names, mine is Confederate Dragon Brewery (which nods to both my Southern heritage and my geek background). I have artist pals do artwork for me for every brew; the central figure is always a red dragon in a Confederate soldier's uniform.

Wandering Monster/Ranom Encounter would just fit my label scheme ridiculously well!
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:21 PM   #40
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Sounds like fun, but perhaps it's worthwhile rolling, say, n+5 recipes, and tossing out a few that will be pretty obviously awful? Like something with 1.08 gravity and 5 IBUs? Or something with 98 IBUS and no flavor or dry hops?


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