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Old 06-18-2008, 06:29 PM   #21
The Blow Leprechaun
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Originally Posted by BrewBrain View Post
Brew up a big ol' IPA or something you'll like. Invite your friends over. Hand them cans of bud light in hello kitty koozies. Enjoy your beer.
I love this idea.

Or you could adapt a line from Jonathon Strange & Mr. Norrel

"Could a magician kill a man with magic?" "Yes, but a gentleman never would."

"Could you brew something like Budweiser?"

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Old 06-18-2008, 07:48 PM   #22
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You are lucky. My friends are lovers of bad "microbrews", namely Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, Blue Moon etc. I loathe the stuff. I'm making Ed Wort's Bavarian Hefeweizen right now thats going to blow their socks off.

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Old 06-19-2008, 01:07 AM   #23
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Just because the original poster asked for something similar to BMC doesn't mean that he wants to make a pilsner.

I suggest making a Kolsch. Its a "lighter" tasting/cleaner tasting beer.

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Old 06-19-2008, 01:51 AM   #24
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If you really want something that tastes like a Bud heres what you do. Get half a pound DME three pounds dog Sh*t and then poop in the fermenter. Pitch whatever yeast you would like then you have a Busch light clone. On a actual note there are a ton of light beer recipes on this sight ya just have to search a little.

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Old 06-19-2008, 01:52 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by CptMyCpt View Post
Have to say it...

Get better friends.
Yah i probably should, my friends are more into drinking quantity then quality. Also i should have been more specific and said a lite ale since i cant lager sorry for not stating that earlier. As for going and buying a pack of something, id rather just brew it and get the experience. Basically ive come to the understanding with my gal and guy friends if the beer isnt watery, golden, or see through they wont like it. I liked the hello kitty cozy idea though i might have to do that.

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Old 06-19-2008, 01:59 AM   #26
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Aren't you glad you asked
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:24 AM   #27
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I've made a cream ale with 7 lbs of 2-row, a pound of corn, and about an ounce of hops I had in the freezer (I think it was 1/2 Saaz and 1/2 Tettnanger). It's SWMBO's favorite, and she's not a huge beer drinker. (Thankfully, she's not a huge anything -- heyoohhhhh!). It's light and crisp, but I think next time I'll replace a pound of grain with a pound of corn to make it even lighter.

The way I see it, your friends love the Light American Lager style for the same reason a lot of us loved it at one point -- that's all we could get our underage hands on, so that's what we started with ... and now that's what they are used to. Lucky for us, by some fortunate series of events, we came to know and love more styles as our palates improved. So hopefully this will turn them on to home-brewed beer in general, and with any luck you'll be able to win at least one or two converts in the process.

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Old 06-19-2008, 02:25 AM   #28
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I think that the rude comments... while you might be trying to be funny...is not in the spirit of what I like this forum.

Yeah.. high road on this one...
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:44 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by reaper79 View Post
hey guys i just finished my first all grain and loved it but my friends all think its to bitter. one even said it tasted like a tree. I
Ha back in my very very early days as a beer drinker....ok 4 years ago lol.

I use to say Killian's Irish Red taste like dirt. Actually my friend tasted it also and he too said "yep dirt"

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Old 06-19-2008, 02:45 AM   #30
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I brewed a blonde ale for my mother-in-law who is a lite drinker. 8# Pilsner, 1/2 oz of cascades at 60 and 20, WLP 001 at 68. OG 1.040, FG 1.008, ~18 IBU. Aged two months, the hops get mellower with age. You could even try 3 months of conditioning. Anything less and I wouldn't be able to drink it myself.

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