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Old 06-18-2008, 02:37 AM   #1
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A few months ago, I brewed an American Wheat. It was still cold and miserable and I didn't want to bust out my AG set up, so it was an extract batch.

Well, it never really tasted good. And now I think it's infected. Every time I pour a pint, it's got too much pressure behind it. So I pop the pressure relief on the corny and pour a pint... and the next day I have too much pressure again. The thing is generating CO2.. and tastes kinda bland.

Like I said, it's an American Wheat with some Cascade hops. It's better than BMC, but I wouldn't call it great. I had to clean the gutters and mow the lawn today and, being on third shift now, even when the sun goes down, it's still a bit early for me to start drinking...

So I mixed up the beer with some lemonade. What the hell.

You know what? Honestly, it tasted quite a bit like a hefeweizen. It was pretty good. I poured myself two of them. And at 2%ABV after dilution, I'm still good to drive/ride/whatever...

I definitely think that American Wheat is the ideal style for making a shandy. I really don't think it'd be as good with a lager. I'm definitely going to have a few more of these tonight...
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:48 AM   #2
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Have you tried Leinenkugels Summer Shandy? I don't mind a couple every now and then. Quite refreshing on a really hot day. It is made as wheat with lemonade added.

 
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:05 AM   #3
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Nope, haven't tried it... I'm betting it's watery and bland like everything else they make. Leinie's actually scare me a little. After that Sunset wheat, I haven't touched a Leinie since!
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:20 AM   #4
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Leinie's Shandy = HORRIBLE!! I can see how yours would taste good, but please Leinenkugels Lager with lemonade added.. Ouch.

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Old 06-18-2008, 01:55 PM   #5
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Leinie's Shandy = HORRIBLE!! I can see how yours would taste good, but please Leinenkugels Lager with lemonade added.. Ouch.

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I don;t think so. The wife loves it and I like to put a few down on a hot day myself. I think it's the best beer they make. At least the only one I would buy.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:34 PM   #6
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So has anybody else tried a homebrew shandy lately?
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Have you tried Leinenkugels Summer Shandy? I don't mind a couple every now and then. Quite refreshing on a really hot day. It is made as wheat with lemonade added.
Sorry for jacking - but does the Summer Shandy taste artificial like the Sunset Wheat? I will try the Shandy if it doesn't taste fake...
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:21 PM   #8
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I don't know about a shandy, but I'll pour an occasional michelada in the summer heat. Basically a beer with a good amount of lime juice and a pinch of salt. Sometimes Maggi or Worchester as well.

This is an excellent way to disguise the taste of BMC or a batch of homebrew that isn't up to par.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:25 PM   #9
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I love shandies! My parents always drank them in the summer - they are really refreshing and nice when you don't want something too heavy on the ABV.

We usually use the crap beer that my older siblings leave (Bud, Bud light) and mix it with carbonated lemonade. Nowadays my mom is using Heineken light.

 
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:28 PM   #10
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Sorry for jacking - but does the Summer Shandy taste artificial like the Sunset Wheat? I will try the Shandy if it doesn't taste fake...
No, it doesn't. I am not a fan of the sunset wheat, but I do like the shandy.

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I don't know about a shandy, but I'll pour an occasional michelada in the summer heat. Basically a beer with a good amount of lime juice and a pinch of salt. Sometimes Maggi or Worchester as well.

This is an excellent way to disguise the taste of BMC or a batch of homebrew that isn't up to par.
Isn't a michelada made with a beer and Clamato, and a chelada made with beer, salt, and lime?

 
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