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Little Dipper
Intermediate Member
Username: Littledipper

Post Number: 492
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 64.20.199.170
Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 07:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My wife and I are expecting our first child on New Year's Eve and I've got batch number 100 coming right up. Might as well make it the same brew. I'm having trouble deciding what to brew for the occasion. Obviously needs to be something that'll be ready for the holidays.

What would you guys brew? Thanks.
 

Paul Hayslett
Senior Member
Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2265
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.45.166
Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 08:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Coffee. You'll need it!
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2266
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.45.166
Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 08:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Congrats, though. Mine are now 12 and 15. They and their mother are the most wonderful things in my life. You can't understand yet how great it's going to be.
 

Little Dipper
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Username: Littledipper

Post Number: 493
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 69.221.246.109
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 01:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks. But more importantly - what to brew?
 

Bob Wall
Senior Member
Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 2754
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 98.192.7.62
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 02:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What was your first recipe? Do that. Do it better.
 

michael atkins
Advanced Member
Username: Mga

Post Number: 729
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 209.181.156.18
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 01:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

An Oatmeal Stout.

Ive read that it's good for "lactating mothers"
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10657
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 02:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd brew something your wife likes. She's going to deserve it.
 

ChriSto
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Username: Christo

Post Number: 592
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 216.176.226.154
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 04:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here's my 100th batch, a 1.100 OG, 100 IBUs, 10 grains, 10 hop additions, 10%abv barleywine.

It would be ready for the lad's/lass's 1st b-day.

Brewer: ChriSto
Beer: Century Ale
Style: Barley Wine
Type: All grain Size: 4 gallons
Color: 17 HCU (~11 SRM)
Bitterness: 100 IBU
OG: 1.100
FG: 1.022
Alcohol: 10.1% v/v (7.9% w/w)

Grain:
5 lb. American 2-row
1 lb. Wheat malt
1 lb. American Vienna
1 lb. American Munich
6.0 oz. British mild
6.0 oz. Belgian biscuit
4.0 oz. British Carastan
4.0 oz. British crystal 50-60L
1 lb. British pale
1 lb. German Pilsner

Mash: 72% efficiency
150F for 60 min.

Boil: 60 minutes SG 1.080 5 gallons
1 lb. 8 oz. Corn sugar
1 lb. Light dry malt extract
IM at 15

Hops:
0.5 oz. Magnum (13.6% AA, 60 min.)
0.5 oz. Cluster (7.3% AA, 60 min.)
0.5 oz. Magnum (13.6% AA, 45 min.)
0.5 oz. Cluster (7.3% AA, 45 min.)
0.5 oz. Centennial (10.5% AA, 30 min.)
0.5 oz. Amarillo (7.5% AA, 30 min.)
0.5 oz. Centennial (10.5% AA, 10 min.)
0.5 oz. Amarillo (7.5% AA, 10 min.)
1 oz. Centennial (aroma)
1 oz. Amarillo (aroma)

Yeast: US-05
 

Steve Anderson
Intermediate Member
Username: Steveinmemphis

Post Number: 313
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 216.37.68.121
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 04:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Partigyle (sp?). First runnings for something really big that will age well and can be enjoyed for years to come, like the child's 18th birthday. Second runnings for a beer to be enjoyed now in celebration of the birth.
 

Vance Barnes
Senior Member
Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3796
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 69.199.10.66
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 09:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, you could combine Chris and Steve's aproaches pretty easily.
 

Little Dipper
Intermediate Member
Username: Littledipper

Post Number: 494
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 69.221.246.109
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 11:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I definitely like the partigyle idea. I actually did a partigyle Barleywine/Best Bitter last new year's eve and had planned to make it a yearly tradition. Not sure if it'll work out this year or not, but I may make that early for batch 100.

Already brewed a Kolsch last week that will be lagered over the next few months for my wife to enjoy after the baby comes. That was her request.

Thanks for the ideas guys. Keep them coming if you have more.
 

Jeff Rankert
Member
Username: Hopfenundmalz

Post Number: 104
Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 76.122.184.255
Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 01:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LD, it appears that the time has come, as your father replaced your wife for NHC, as mucho beer was involved. It was good to see you at tne NHC, and the MI beerfest in Y-town. I wish good thoughts to you, your wife, and child on the dilivery.

Do something that you will remember as special for batch 100!
 

The Jolly Brewer
Senior Member
Username: Matfink

Post Number: 2229
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 92.233.37.233
Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 11:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I second the parti gye route. I've done that for all my Sister 3 kids and my daughter. I now have four massive barley wines quietly aging until the 18th birthdays when the little buggers will turn their noses up at them and I get to drink them all by myself.

The 'small beers' are but a distant memory.

But it is a very good way of killing two birds with one stone.

I like to keep my BW's very simple. Maris otter pale malt, a hint of crystal or amber malt if you want and then a good high alpha hop for bitterness. Finish with whatever hop you like but remember that the hop profile will fade over long aging. So in a way you could go mad with the bittering hops. Perhaps go for a full FWH batch?
 

Joakim Ruud
Senior Member
Username: Joques

Post Number: 1562
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 84.208.79.179
Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 12:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Agree on the simple malt bill for barleywines. There is so much complexity just from the fermentation of these beasts. I think however I'll add just a tiny touch of crystal to my next one. There is a nice candy-caramel note to my 100% MO barleywine that I think would be nicely accentuated by a small amount of crystal.