So, my friend and I were talking last night at the Rogue ale house and agreed we should start a new project. We're going to brew every beer in the BJCP guidelines, enter them in competitions whenever possible, document everything, get pictures, and keep everything completely to style...including recipe formulation, yeast selection and fermentation conditions.
He currently has lagering conditions, so we'll start with this first batch of lagers:
1A. Lite American Lager
1B. Standard American Lager
1C. Premium American Lager
1D. Munich Helles
1E. Dortmunder Export
i already know he can make an amazing lite american lager!
I ferment around 55°F+ in my fermentation cabinet, so i'm going to start with the hybrid beers:
6A. Cream Ale
6B. Blonde Ale
6D. American Wheat or Rye Beer
I already have a fine cream ale recipe. it's not perfectly to style, however (a little too malty) so i'll need to modify a bit.
i'm going to try to make a lot of these bottle conditioned, so hopefully i'll have some great beers for future swaps and other nonsense.
I need to finish clearing up and consolidating all the brewing crap at my friends house and then i can start brewing in a fresh new workspace. i think i'll wrap that all up tonight.
it's on this weekend. seeing as i brew a few times a week, and most of them will be dedicated to this project, it shouldn't take me too long. there are about 80 beers in the bjcp guidelines...let's average 2 per week, it's going to take about 40 weeks or about 10 months.