Cucumber Gose

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Another summer classic, the gose. A beer traditionally brewed in Goslar Germany, this beer has a citrus like tartness thanks to a combination of coriander and lacto, and a salty finish due to the addition of sea salt. A once dead style (by the 1960s only a few breweries in Germany were even making the […]

Raspberry Berliner Review

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First berliner I’ve ever done and more importantly, trying to narrow down the process of creating a “clean” sour taste, which is important for both berliners and gose. Here we go! Appearance It pours a bright red with a thick head that quickly dissipates. Seconds after I pour its gone, with some nice lacing around the edge. […]

Raspberry Berliner Weisse

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One of my favorite summertime drinks is a nice, crisp, tart Berliner Weisse. It’s a German sour wheat beer, really doesn’t have a lot of complexity in terms of taste, but by god is it good on a hot summer day. It’s usually brewed with a split of wheat and pilsner malt, and then soured using lactobacillus cultures. […]

Saison v2 Review

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It’s been awhile! With so much brewing, I’ve been a little neglectful of updating this blog but I’m back, this time to do a review of the 2nd iteration of my saison. This saison was brewed with Sante Adarius dreggs, aged for 3 months, and its been in the bottle for close to 5 months now. Appearance […]

Big Bad Oud Bruin

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One of my favorite episodes of the “Sour Hour” was episode 6 when they brought on Dr Lambic from the sourbeerblog.com back in February. They spent a lot of time talking about using barrels as a homebrewer. Now, I’ve spent time googling about the subject and everything I’ve read has been very discouraging. Using smaller barrels has […]

New Library Page

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Just added a new library section. I’ve found myself gathering a list of resources that I have been actively following and they have been tremendously helpful. As such I wanted to put them all in one place and update it accordingly. Enjoy and check it out!

Saison v1 Review

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Appearance The beer has a light straw color. It’s not quite see through but it’s almost there. There is a fizzy head the forms straight out of the bottle but dissapates rather quickly. Within a minute it is all but gone. Aroma The beer has a noticeably citrus and tropical fruit smell. Not quite pinapple, […]

Saison v2

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With the Sante Adairius dreggs harvested and Saison v1 in the bottles it was time to make Saison v2! I’ve only tasted the non bottle conditioned version of v1 but I already have several improvements I want to make this time. Reduce head space and use a 3 gallon carboy. I was originally using a 5 gallon carboy […]

Sante Adairius Dreggs

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I’m finally getting ready to brew again on the 26th using some Sante Adarius dreggs that I’ve harvested yesterday. I took them from two bottles, Saison Bernice and Cellerman, which is a Sante Adairus and Triple Rock collaboration. Cellerman was fantastic, a nice tart lemony taste, definitely citrus forward. Then the oak and brett come through […]

Getting Organized

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Hope everyone had a great labor day weekend! It was a busy weekend for me, but Monday I had just enough energy to finally get my apartment in order. As I accumulate brewing equipment, everything from books, tubing, buckets, especially carboys, I’ve noticed that it has gathered in a pile in an otherwise empty corner of […]