Sunday, August 29, 2010

Brew Day: 08.29.10

We had our second ever double-batch brew day. This time, same grain bill. We brewed two single-hop IPA's. The only difference between the two, was the hops. We used Chinook for one, and Sorachi Ace for the other. These beers are destined for a private BBQ party, pairing with a spread of traditional BBQ fare like chicken, ribs and brisket. One will deliver a bitter, piney flavor profile, the other, a more citrus, lemony flavor. For the first time, we included honey malt in the grain bill. It's presence was felt from the very beginning, and we're very excited to to see what it brings to the table once fermentation has occurred.

Also, amidst all this madness, we sampled one of our two wild ales that's been funkifying since late-December (pictured above). This style of beer doesn't develop quickly, so we didn't expect anything earth shattering, but we're certainly pleased with it's progress. However, we'll come back to this beer on another day.

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