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Old 03-12-2008, 08:46 PM   #1
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I was recently asked to brew up about 10 gallons of "good" beer for my friends wedding. My idea of "good" beer might not be what a crowd of Bud Light drinkers think is good beer though, so I need a recipe that will please the crowd. Let me know what you think, right now I am set up to brew about 10 gallons at a time.

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Old 03-12-2008, 08:57 PM   #2
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cream ale. straight up.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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I recently scored a hit with this one:

West Coast Pilsner

All my BMC drinking friends have loved it so far. It was an extract batch, but could easily be converted to All-Grain.

I plan on trying this similar All Grain version very soon.
5 gal batch (double for 10 gal)

6lb 2-row
1lb Honey Malt
1lb Carapils

.25 oz Chinook (60min)
.5 oz Cascade (20min)
.5oz Cascade (flameout)

Safelager-23 yeast

Target OG at 75% eff. - 1.041
Expected Final Gravity - 1.011
Expected ABV - 4.0%
Expected IBU - 15

Basically the BMC crowd is going to like anything with a low gravity, golden color, and lightly hopped.

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Old 03-12-2008, 09:47 PM   #4
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Assuming the wedding is sometime in the summer or early fall, nothing beats a wheat beer when the weather's hot. It shouldn't be too "out there" for most people either.

5 gal batch

4lb 2-row
4lb Pale Wheat
12oz Munich
8oz Caravienna
1.5lb Flaked Rye

.5 oz Sterling (60min)
.5 oz Sterlnng (30min)
.5 oz Sterling (10min)
.5 oz Stering (5min)
.5 oz Cascade (flameout)

Wyeast American Wheat 1010

Target OG at 70% eff. - 1.048
Expected Final Gravity - 1.012
Expected IBU - 28

Protein Rest: 133F for 30min
Sacchrafication Rest: 153F for 60 min

Ferment @ 65F

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Old 03-12-2008, 10:00 PM   #5
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I'd do BierMuncher's Blue Moon cloner.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:08 PM   #6
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I think two 5 gallon batches are in order. Mix it up. For instance, 5 gal of stout or porter, and 5 gal of pale. This will please a larger portion of the crowd and allow for black and tans (always a crowd pleaser). Or... make 10 gallons on imperial IPA and call me afterwards to help dispose of the leftovers

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Old 03-12-2008, 11:14 PM   #7
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I find that an original bitter will often woo BMC drinkers and please even the largest EAC. Thats what I brewed for my wedding rehearsal and it was a hit. Here's that recipe (10g):

14# English Pale
1.5# Crystal 90
0.5# Special Roast 50

mash at 152

75 minute boil and three additions of EKG

2.4 oz at 60m
1.0 oz at 30m
1.0 oz at flameout

I used some Irish Moss too

I pitched with Wyeast 1968 and was very happy with the results.

Maybe that would be a good one.

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Old 03-12-2008, 11:18 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Dude
I'd do BeirMuncher's Blue Moon cloner.
Thanks Dude.

Always a good choice.

The Belgian Blonde is a real fav with the "chics" too. Light. Bright. Low IBU's and very sneakily about a 5.6% brew.

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Old 03-12-2008, 11:26 PM   #9
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I had a request for a "coors lite-type beer" for my sister's wedding. Folks were raving about the kolsch I delivered.

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Old 03-13-2008, 01:41 AM   #10
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I would go with a wheat beer. Something light and fuity. The Blue moon clone would be a good one.

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