• Barleywine
  • How to Perform a Parti-Gyle

    So, what is a parti-gyle? What is it good for? Absolutely one main thing—you get a few beers from one batch. This can result in cheaper costs, different beers, and general merriment. This is performed by running off the first runnings from a mash, making a beer from that, and then adding more mash water and getting lower abv beer from the second runnings. Sometimes a third and even a fourth beer can extracted. […]

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  • Champagne-Style Beer

    I really like Champagne. I do like other sparking wine, such as Cava (Spanish), Prosecco, and Blanc de Blanc (It’s also a Chardonnay grape like Champagne, but it’s not from Champagne), but true Champagne has a bread/toast thing going on that I love. Needless to say, trying to replicate anything close to that beer-wise was going to be difficult. I may try this again if I fail, and as I type this weeks later since I started this, I already see some improvements I can do. […]

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  • Gnarles Barleywine

    For those who have been brewing for a while, or have read any history of beer making, parti-gyle has probably come across your plate. The basic idea is to get more than one batch of beer from the same mash. Naturally the bigger beer will be the first runoff, and the second (and sometimes even third) beer will be lower in gravity. […]