Thursday, September 15, 2016

Chocolate Orange Municher Alt

For the annual New Year's party, I like to brew a couple of different thing specifically for it--just to give options. I already started the first, which is my third batch of Light Cherry Cyser; so I thought--what would be a good foil--an opposite--to the cyser?

Rhubarb Wine Rebrew, 2016

So, every year I make a batch of Rhubarb wine, with slight differences in the yeast and quantities.  This year, I hit an all time high, using almost 30 pounds of rhubarb--about double the suggested 3lb per gallon, hoping to finally get some strong rhubarb flavour.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Raspberry Cane Session Ale--a full on experiment

A while back, I was reading Larsblog, a fantastic resource on farmhouse brewing written by Lars Garshol and noted an unusual brew he mentioned when taking a tour of yet another Lithuanian farmhouse was brewed with raspberry canes in the mash.  Being as I have plenty of raspberry plants, I immediately wanted to try it as an ingredient.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Franken-beir: A Belgian Session Ale

Well, I've been saving the spent grains of my single gallon batches in preparation for this day--when I could mix them all together for a second runnings mash and get...something...low gravity.  Because I haven't done any one gallon brew days for a while--then three this week--a couple of them have been in the freezer since December.