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George's April's Fool Bock

Classification: bock, lager, pale ale, alt, extract

Source: Rob Emenecker (, HBD #1699, 4/6/95

I picked up a 7 gallon carboy yesterday and ingredients to make another batch of my saturday's quick brew (it has since been aptly named, "April's Fool Bock"). By the time I got started with the whole thing it was about 11:00 PM in the evening. The beer is a faux bock (an ale instead of lager... please, no flames from the purists). Here is a run down of the recipe... just though that I would pass it along. I'll let you all know how it turns out...



Dissolved malts in 3 gallons of warm water. Boiled for 30 mins. Added flavor hops and boiled an additional 15 minutes. Removed from heat and stirred in aroma hops. Ice bathed for 20 minutes to 90*F. Added to *new* carboy (which I have nicknamed "Bertha") that had 2.5 gallons of cold tap water. Added more tap water to yield 5 gallons. Shook the hell out of the carboy (no I did not roll it around the floor this time). Shook some more.

Pitched yeast and shook some more. Popped an airlock onto the carboy and went to bed at 1:00 AM. This morning I am happy to report I have a krausen starting.