Uncategorized

Cucumber Gose

Posted on

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 […]

Uncategorized

Raspberry Berliner Review

Posted on

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. […]

Uncategorized

Raspberry Berliner Weisse

Posted on

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. […]

Uncategorized

Saison v2 Review

Posted on

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 […]

Uncategorized

Big Bad Oud Bruin

Posted on

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 […]

Uncategorized

New Library Page

Posted on

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!

Uncategorized

Saison v1 Review

Posted on

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, […]

Uncategorized

Saison v2

Posted on

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 […]

Uncategorized

Sante Adairius Dreggs

Posted on

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 […]

Uncategorized

Getting Organized

Posted on

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 […]