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Offline Rickochet

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Fastest All Grain Beer Ready to Drink???
« on: December 01, 2012, 03:55:05 PM »
We are going to have a Christmas gathering and my kegerator is running on the low side.   :-[  Six taps and only three of them are beer laden.....

I want to do a couple of batches of all grains that will be tasty by December 21st.  What do you guys recommend for such a beer?  I am open to all kinds... never met a beer I couldn't drink!!! Any tips would be appreciated too.  8)

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Re: Fastest All Grain Beer Ready to Drink???
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 05:53:54 PM »
I'd go with a session ale. Low octane so you can consume mass quantities without getting too silly.

My usual recipe for a five gallon batch starts with eight pounds of base malt, some other malts for color and flavor, an ounce of 5% alpha hops for bitter, and another ounce for flavor spread out over the last fifteen minutes.  The starting gravity is in the 1.040 - 1.030 range depending on your efficiency, resulting in a quick fermentation time. Easily ready for the holidays.

I like to bring the session ale style to holiday gatherings because it's a good introduction to homebrew without being offensively hoppy or too potent.
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Re: Fastest All Grain Beer Ready to Drink???
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 06:19:25 PM »
My hefe's are ready in 5-7 days.
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Re: Fastest All Grain Beer Ready to Drink???
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 08:47:45 PM »
Try a mild or a shilling. Both can be ready in less than two weeks.

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Re: Fastest All Grain Beer Ready to Drink???
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 08:09:33 PM »
I'm with Maine HB's grain bill. Bang out a pale ale with maybe a lb of 40L and 1/2 lb carapils. Hit it with an oz of Apollo with some Cascade at the end. Pitch US-05, it ferments quickly (4-5 days), clean, and dry. you could be drinking it in less the 10 days. I don't see how you could go wrong  :). Happy Holidays and Happy brewing.

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Re: Fastest All Grain Beer Ready to Drink???
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2012, 05:45:47 PM »
Either any beer using repitched english ale yeast, or a wheat beer (hefe, or american doesn't matter). 

A repitched english ale yeast will completely ferment out in about 3 days (ramping the temp by 10F or so for the last 24 hours), and will be half clear by then too.  A day or two of cold-crashing and it can go into the keg. 

Wheat beers because they don't need to clear at all.  Hefe yeasts are beasts and ferment super fast at anything about 60F.



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Re: Fastest All Grain Beer Ready to Drink???
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2012, 07:58:48 PM »
Either any beer using repitched english ale yeast, or a wheat beer (hefe, or american doesn't matter). 

A repitched english ale yeast will completely ferment out in about 3 days (ramping the temp by 10F or so for the last 24 hours), and will be half clear by then too.  A day or two of cold-crashing and it can go into the keg. 

Wheat beers because they don't need to clear at all.  Hefe yeasts are beasts and ferment super fast at anything about 60F.

+1 to Tom.  Get some Wyeast 3068 and pitch it right into a 5-6 gallon batch...no yeast starter needed.

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