Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sauerkraut Pie

Sounds a bit...odd, doesn't it?  It isn't quite what you are thinking, but is a kind of Germanic Shepherd's pie, covered with mashed potatoes.  I really cannot remember where I first found the recipe I based mine off of.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Rosehip Tripel (and small beer)

At some point in the last few months, I decided to brew something...complicated--a brett finished Tripel with--second use--rosehips.  That second use is the key--the plan was to use the rosehips in a mead (1.5 gallon, approx), ferment the rhodomel on them for five days or so, before racking a gallon of the young mead off into a smaller vessel, and racking the Tripel on them for a secondary fermentation.  At some point around then, I intend to add brett brux (from Anchorage Brewing dregs) and let it age.

I decided to use the second runnings in a "mini-mash" to make a small table beer.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Butterbeer recipe

Updated 8-6-16 with the correct butter measurement!

What could be better for a miserable day than buttered beer?  This is not the low alcohol stuff from the Harry Potter books, but based on a recipe (modified by my taste) from 16th century England--it's rich, thick, and warms the body and soul.  Not to mention clogs your arteries...

My buttered beer