Michael Boyd (220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Friday, February 01, 2002 - 09:42 pm: ||
A friend did a huge favor for me and I opened my big mouth and said I'd make'em a batch of beer. Well, it turns out that this person's favorite beer is (groan) Corona. I've worked out a recipe, but I think in order to get that light-struck taste I want to bottle in clear bottles. Anybody know of a mail-order source for unmarked, clear bottles?
This is not a troll, so don't start with the flame wars about mega-swill.
|Posted on Friday, February 01, 2002 - 09:58 pm: ||
Can't help you w/ the mail-order, but why buy some decent beer in clear bottles (Sam Smith beers are the only ones I can think of), empty them the old fashioned way (into beer mugs) and then fill them w/ you Carona clone?
|Posted on Friday, February 01, 2002 - 10:07 pm: ||
Stop by one of the local taverns and depending on where you live you can probably get a case or two of empties from the barkeep. I do most of my bottling in 22's but got 2 cases of 12oz from my local up the block when I was bottling my barleywine.
Bill Pierce (18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Friday, February 01, 2002 - 10:53 pm: ||
Wow, Corona! Aim for an O.G. of 1.044. Use 80 percent six-row malt and 20 percent flaked rice (or Minute Rice), do a protein rest and convert at a low temperature (148-149 F). Boil for only 60 minutes and hop only to 10-12 IBUs with the barest (1/4 oz. per 5 gallons) amount of Hallertaus added for the last 5 minutes. Pitch an American lager yeast and ferment at 50 F. Lager in secondary for 2-3 weeks. Bottle in clear bottles and wonder why you didn't bother just buying Corona in the first place.
Your local liquor store might have empty returnable Corona bottles to sell you at $3-$4 per case.
Jim Keaveney (22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Friday, February 01, 2002 - 11:54 pm: ||
If you are looking for that special skunky flavor, why not just sit your carboy out in the sun for a few days?
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 12:36 am: ||
Why not introduce your friend to the experience of a pale, dry, bland UNSKUNKED beer?
Wisconsin Brewer (126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 12:56 am: ||
I had some Mexican Corona not too far back, that is to say, the kind not meant for export. It was wonderful! Flowery hoppy aroma, not too light, not too heavy, a superb session beer. By the way, this stuff was kept in BROWN bottles. Seems the clear bottles pander to the American market.
Make your friend a clone of this and maybe you'll have a convert..
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 01:44 am: ||
Why brew swill he can buy in the store? (Although I've never had light struck corona...)
Take your favorite recipe and dilute it with 1/3 boiled water dosed with everclear to approximate the alcohol content of the full strength stuff.
Wallah, swill swiller's delight! Lightens the body, doesn't kill the taste too much. I pulled this one on my relatives. They loved it!
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 03:18 am: ||
Michael, my neighbor's backyard is full of Corona bottles(really). For 13 years, he has pretty much just dumped them by his back door (cut the grass, have a beer, drop the bottle, etc.). Great guy who would give you the shirt off his back, but...He likes the good "stuff" (Corona), but is coming around since I started laying a few HB's on his porch.
I'll ship the Coronas to you at cost just to get my property value up a bit. ;>) Run these babies on the D/W cycle twice to get the NC red clay out.
Brian Miller (188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 04:40 am: ||
I had something to say about Corona, but after reading all these messages, I forget what it was.
Right on Bill!