This week we focus on getting more than one beer from a single batch in a round table discussion with author Drew Beechum and Nathan Smith. We cover popular techniques such as parti-gyle brewing, but also many lesser known techniques such as splitting beers in the boil, at fermentation and even blending finished beers to get more variety from a single batch. It all starts with the mash, but the techniques go well beyond that in this unique episode.
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Topics in This Week’s Episode (38:32)
- The focus of today’s episode is the many ways you can create more than one batch of beer from a single brewing session.
- Drew Beechum is the author of “The Everything Homebrewing Book”, an author for BeerAdvocate and the former President of Maltose Falcons. Nathan Smith is an active brewer and author who ‘s work can be found at Destroy.net.
- Parti-gyle brewing and its origins in Scotland – splitting a single mash into more than one beer
- Parti-gyle brewing using batch sparging
- Mixing multiple mashes
- Splitting beer batches at the boil
- Steeping additional grains to split a batch at boil
- Splitting batches at fermentation
- Post fermentation beer splitting and spicing
- Mixing finished beers to produce new ones
Thanks again to Drew Beechum and Nathan Smith for taking time out to participate in the podcast.
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