Understand how to produce sour and funky beers for your small brewery from a fellow craft brewer and author of the book American Sour Beers, Michael Tonsmeire. You’ll cover wort production, growing
(5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.099 FG = 1.038IBU = 9 SRM = 16 ABV = 9% Ingredients15.5 lbs. (7 kg) Pilsner malt2 lbs. (0.91 kg) dark Munich malt2 lbs. (0.91 kg)
(5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.053 FG = 1.011IBU = 26 SRM = 7 ABV = 5.5% Ingredients8 lbs. (3.6 kg) Pilsen malt1.25 lbs. (567 g) Briess caramel malt (10 °L)1 lb.
One Drop Brewing Co’s Double Mango Passionfruit Sorbet (7 gallons/26.5 L, all-grain)OG = 1.074 (pre-souring) FG = 1.025IBU = 5 ABV = 7% A full-bodied and thick imperial smoothie style sour showcasing
MASH Barrel Red Sour (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.075 FG = 1.012IBU = 14 SRM = 15 ABV = 8.3% After the first MASH barrel had already soured we continued to
MASH Barrel Tripel (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.080 FG = 1.009IBU = 33 SRM = 4 ABV = 9.4% This is the fourth recipe members of the MASH homebrew club brewed
Gordon Strong’s traditional amber spiced pumpkin ale recipe, a classic example of what would come to mind if you ordered a pumpkin beer a decade ago.
An unspiced squash tripel recipe courtesy of Will Meyers, Brewmaster at Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Piwo Grodziskie (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.037 FG = 1.007 IBU = 30 SRM = 4 ABV = 3.9% Ingredients7 lbs. (3.2 kg) oak-smoked wheat malt0.6 lb. (0.27 kg) German pale ale
Rauchbier is the most famous beer brewed with smoked malt. Scott Burgess fell in love with the style while living for a decade in the rauchbier epicenter of the world — Bamberg, Germany. He explores the differences between some of the best examples and shares how homebrewers can brew their own rauchbier.
Bierkeller Rauchbier captures some of the depth of smokiness and dryness (and color) of Schlenkerla’s famed rauchbier as well as some of the rusticity and sweetness of the beer brewed at Spezial (especially their Märzen).
It’s a beer big in all regards: Aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, and alcohol. The beer has a full body, with enough carbonation (2.8 v/v) to give it a “lighter than it really is” feel to it. Though the alcohol is strong at 10.6% ABV, it is just one of many components to this complex beer that blend into the whole instead of standing out by itself.