An issue with brewing so small is that any amount of wort loss can lead to a huge cut in your final product. Trub loss — meaning the scummy wort at the bottom of your kettle that you don’t put into the fermentor — is comprised of protein solids dropped out by cold crashing and… Continue reading DIY hop spider
Twins/Sweetie IPA So the Sorachi was still putting out a bubble now and then even after the Nelson had stopped. This continued for a couple days, then ceased. The Nelson began to floc out and drop clear, but the Sorachi just stayed cloudy. I gave the Sorachi a rock now and then to redistribute the… Continue reading Bottling the Twins, BW update, saison Brett introduction
My friend Heather is a fan of funky and sour beers, and the owner of a cute, little, white cat named Theo. Theo lived at the bike shop Heather worked at while Theo’s dad was in the klink, and when it was clear that would be a frequent behavior for him, Heather took her home,… Continue reading Theo Brett Saison
I’m a huge kombucha fan. I’ve always liked anything crisp, bubbly, and tart. A few years ago when I was trying to fix up some 14 food intolerances, kombucha was one of my best tools to recovery. Making your own kombucha is pretty easy. If you know someone who makes their own, you just need… Continue reading Kombucha
So, the Berliner took off within a few hours and the krausen had settled by this morning. Berliners are typically low ABV beers, but I had a pretty thick grain bill to overcompensate for any efficiency issues. It’s possible, especially at the 72 degrees the closet is holding, for this beer to have rushed through… Continue reading Berliner Weisse update
Part two of Berliner Weisse brewing.
So, there are a few ways to get a lactobacillus soured beer. Most serious brewers will insist that you allow the lactobacillus to help ferment the beer with the yeast (100% lacto ferments have been tried, though there is much debate about how possible this is given that it cannot attenuate like yeast does), adding… Continue reading Berliner Weisse mash day