Monday, October 10, 2016

Stirrup Cup Wheat

A while ago, somebody asked for a suggestion for a beer for an English autumn hunt.  Which naturally, got my brain whirring.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Crabapple Bier de Garde

Hopefully this works....I decided to finally break down and buy Beersmith (2.3.7).  Thus far it seems to be worth it, but I rather wanted to check how accurate it is with mash schedules.  One of the brews I wanted to do was a bier de gard; something with an extremely simple grain bill, a combination of wild and saison yeast, fairly low hop.

Then I noticed the crabapple crop on the tree, and went eureka!  This is the result; a fairly typical farmhouse ale with only three malts (pils, wheat, and rolled oats).  I should get some interesting flavours from the wild yeast, as well as some acidity.  The other thing I was playing with was a looong boil to develop some melanoidins.