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Cheesefood

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OK, you can rip on me or you can provide an answer.

My friends and I *LOVE* malt liquor. I love me some Old English. Has anyone ever made a good OE800 clone? I would love to make some for poker night. It can't be too hard, it's just malt liquor. I'm assuming that's just a lot of malt, no grains (extract brewer here) and cheap hops.

Also, has anyone ever used 40oz bottles for brewing? How do the twist offs rate for re-use?
 

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ever made a good OE800 clone?
That's what they call an oxymoron. :D

Here's a good read for the lover of the 40 dawg: http://home.earthlink.net/~ggghostie/maltliquor.html

I'd start with a basic cream ale recipe, then up the alcohol using sugar. The biggest difference is that malt liquors are lagered, so you'd need a different yeast and fermenting routine.

Sounds like a lot of work for a crappy beer, IMO.
 

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Sam75 said:
Sounds like a lot of work for a crappy beer, IMO.
Unless your name is Sam Calagione: http://www.dogfish.com/beer/limitededitionbeers.cfm

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A 40-ounce, bottle-conditioned malt liquor brewed with Apache Red (red), Hickory King (white), and Taos Blue (blue) corns. The "All-American" malt liquor is packaged with a hand-stamped, Dogfish Head brown paper bag.
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I've made myself a zombie drinking Malt Liquor... never found out how to make a clone though.

sorry about that.
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Cheesefood- I bottle in 40's. That way, there's some for me, and some for my homies. I use the Miller bottles. I twist them as tight as I can after filling, then check them in a couple of days. Once, while checking the new batch, I heard a hissing. One of the bottles wasn't sealed. Twisted the cap a little more and it was fine. 40's are great for when you only want one . You can also honestly tell the nice officer that you only had a couple. He'll wonder why you can't stand up.
You're lucky to have friends to help you empty the bottles. I have to force myself through the Miller and remind myself that it's for the bottle !
Why in the Hell would you want an OE clone anyway? Everyone knows that Mickey's is the only malt liquor anybody should worry about. :D
 

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kneemoe said:
... don't ya mean Colt 45? :D
Yep, my mistake. SML had the bull crashing through the proverbial china shop window.


sudsmonkey said:
... Everyone knows that Mickey's is the only malt liquor anybody should worry about.
Yeah! OMG! Back in the day at Illinois State it was lots of BIG MOUTHS, a few Gondola sandwiches or maybe a pizza from Avanti's, and Cheap Trick blasting on the stereo!
 

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Rhoobarb said:
Yeah! OMG! Back in the day at Illinois State it was lots of BIG MOUTHS, a few Gondola sandwiches or maybe a pizza from Avanti's, and Cheap Trick blasting on the stereo!
Hey, fergit ISU, and fergit Avanti's. :mad: It's Urbana-Champaign, the Fighting Illini, and Papa Del's all the way, baby! :D
 

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Hey, fergit ISU, and fergit Avanti's. :mad: It's Urbana-Champaign, the Fighting Illini, and Papa Del's all the way, baby! :D
The Fighting Ill-LAME-ni?! The concrete campus? Gawd, puleeze... :eek: Northwestern has a better chance of going to the Rose Bowl again! :D

I've seen you mention Papa Del's and I've never heard of it. Gonna hafta check it out. I always thought Garcia's was the pizza of the Illameni.
 

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There's New York style pizza, there's Chicago style pizza, and there's Papa Del's, which is totally unique...kind of like Chicago style on steroids. Tell me you wouldn't die for a slice of this:

 

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That does look good. It looks like one piece is all a person could take! I'm gonna check them out next time I'm in Chambana!
 

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Rhoobarb said:
It looks like one piece is all a person could take!
Back in the poor grad student days, that one piece was pretty much all I ate for a day...that and 4 pots of coffee. :D
 
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