First Multi Rest

Tonight I am working on my first multi-rest infusion.  For the most part it has gone quite well.  The calculations I set up from the “How to Brew” book were fairly accurate but I can see a few adjustments I will be making on my next batch.  On that note here is a pic of…

Change is good

I had the opportunity to try Gumball Head from Three Floyds brewing last night.  I won’t go into a review of it here, that’s already been covered quite extensively on other sites.  Although, I will say it is quite good.  If you run across an opportunity to get some, it is well worth your time. …

Preparations

I spent some time this morning working on a spreadsheet to make my calculations for the multi step infusion mash I will be doing this weekend.  I will be brewing a Californian Common instead of a full on lager (the Vienna still has at least 1 more week in primary).  Basically, I am working this…

Continued Learning

I have been spending some time with the book “How to Brew” by John Palmer.  This isn’t my first time going through it.  But what I am finding right now is that my understanding for some of the techniques he describes, has greatly improved.  I feel like a light bulb turned on and illuminated the…

Surprise Surprise

I ended up at Salut today looking for something new.  As always, new isn’t always something you find.  Well that is until I was directed to a beer brand by the name of Baltika.  Brewed in St. Petersburg Russia, and a part of the Carlsberg Group.  Okies, you have my attention I must learn more. …

Decoction mashing

This is just a quick note, but I had to pass this stuff along.  I did some snooping around yesterday and found this series of three videos that does a fantastic job of showing the decoction process.  Video 1 Video 2 video 3 I hope these help more people than just me.

The Joy of Mashing

The story I keep hearing is that lager malts are much better modified than they used to be in the past.  They can be infusion mashed with no problems.  So then, why is it I continuously get a lower yield than anticipated when I use them?  Based on personal experience, I am just going to…