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#1 Mike Berg

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 10:38 AM

I'm going to start a project that I hope our homebrewers will participate in.

 

I want to make a Wild beer. And I mean Wild in all senses of the word.

 

It has to be related to the Minnesota Wild, and it has to be wild in nature.

 

I'm open to suggestions, but I have a few initial thoughts:

 

The Wild colors: Forest Green, Iron Range Red, and Harvest Wheat. Obviously a beer can't be multiple colors at once, or I haven't seen one. But I'd like to incorporate those three things. The easiest way I can think is to make it a red beer, and incorporate wheat. Also, use a piney hop to call back to the pine forests of northern Minnesota. Also, hops are green.

 

I also think that to be truly wild, it has to use wild yeasts, so I think a Belgian Lambic blend of yeast is called for.

 

Here's the recipe I came up with. What do you think?

 

Fermentables:

6 lb 2-row Pale Malt

4 lb Wheat Malt

2 lb Crystal Malt - 40L (for color)

8 oz Candi sugar, Amber (for color)

 

Hops:

0.5 oz Cascade (5.5%AA) for 30 minutes (6.5 IBUs)

0.5 oz Cascade at flameout (0 IBUs)

 

Yeast:

Wyeast Belgian Lambic Blend

 

I'm open to criticism or suggestion, though I want to brew this summer so it's ready at the beginning of the 2017 season. (Sour beers take a LONG time).

I'm a Wild hockey fan.

 

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#2 Minniman

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 03:46 PM

How is this coming along?

 

Is this going to be a light amber color?

 


#3 Mike Berg

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 06:53 AM

I have the ingredients and I'm just waiting for permission to brew it.

It should come out reddish in color. 

I'm a Wild hockey fan.

 

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