HOMEBREW Digest #5415 Sun 14 September 2008

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  Danish Cream Lager ("Darrell G. Leavitt")
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 06:53:23 -0400 (EDT) From: "Darrell G. Leavitt" <leavitdg at plattsburgh.edu> Subject: Danish Cream Lager I am not one to make starters, although I have done it, I usually just make a real low gravity brew for the first iteration, then make each successive batch a bit stronger, in hopes that the population of yeasties will be "right". I re-pitch onto the previous yeast cake, on the day that I am brewing, and re-use up to 5 times. Experimenting with the Danish Lager yeast (Wyeast 2042) led to my 3rd use of it in a "Danish Cream Lager". I just sampled it, and it came out pretty dry, and good (to me). So I will share and see if others have done something like this. By the way, the first batch using this yeast wasn't so good, perhaps from underpitching? It was a smack pack, and the original gravity was 1.041 in a 5.2 gallon batch. The final flavor was a bit astringent. None the less, here is the recipe for the one that I really liked: 7.5 lb lager malt 1.5 lb flake maize 80% distilled water, the remainder was mine, which is close to Muich in hardness, and such. 2 step infusion, 145 for 40 min, 155 for the same. .5 Tetnanger at start of 90 min same at 60 same at 30 .5 Amarillo at 15 IBU (calculated with promash) was about 28.3 I think I got about 83% efficiency (using promash calculations) og was 1.051 fg was 1.014 abv was about 4.2% Anyone tried something like this? I find the taste an interesting mix of a Danish Lager and a Cream Ale. Happy Brewing! Darrell Return to table of contents
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 19:14:13 -0400 From: Tom Puskar <tpuskar at optonline.net> Subject: Russian beers I recently attended a Russian/Slavic festival here in NJ and they were serving beers from Baltika Brewery in St.Petersburg. I was particularly fond of Baltiks No 9 String Beer with a stated alcohol content of 8% The Baltika No 3 Classic Beer with an alcohol content of 4.8% was quite nice as well. Being of Slavic origins, I'd like to try and brew one or both of these for some Slavic/Russian friends. Has anyone heard of these and would anyone have recipes that might mimic these brews? Thanks, Tom in Howell, NJ Return to table of contents
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