• Sour
  • Runoff Session Sour – 10/21/16

    I’ve done a couple runoff beers, which is taking the second runnings and making a second lower strength beer from it (also known as parti-gyle). I love the idea of getting two beers from one mash for a number of reasons, the main one getting to do stupid stuff with the second runoff without any real consequences fiscally. […]

  • Sour
  • Sour Rye (4 Bottle Dregs, 2 Jugs, More Than One Cup) – 7/9/16

    I’ve been noodling around with different sours and funky beer now for the past 6 months. I’ve done everything from wild yeast harvests, to using bottle dregs, and pitching commercial yeasts. Sadly the only finished aged sour/funky beer I’ve been able to consume have been these Brett beers. I’ve tried one of the other sour beers that’s still souring, but I’ve been nervous to try more because oxygen has hated me and the beer I’ve brewed in the past. I really don’t want to introduce any oxygen into this, which can turn beer to vinegar or nail polish remover. Though I like the smell of the later, I wouldn’t able to get high off it, rather just cry in a corner holding my legs in my hands knowing where it wall went wrong. […]