Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hoppy Trails

Harvested the hops.  A bit late, not a great yeild this year either too dry early on.  Brew a nice smash beer with regular briess two row.  8 lbs.  Choose the white labs American farmhouse yeast . Hope the hop can break thru.  Will probably rack and do a secondary addition let sit for a week. Made a pumkin brew also with a friends pumkin from his garden.  not getting a vigorous fermentation,  thinking about adding my house wild yeast to mix it up a little.  That was made with 6lb munich malt and two big pumkings, corriander, clove cinamon, nutmeg and allspice subtlely mash in.  I don't like the heavy spice flavor of most pumkin ales so I wanted to keep the spices muted.  Here is a pile of wet hops just picked, about to go into the saison. 

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