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Topics in This Week’s Episode (48:18)
- Gordon Strong is my guest this week. Gordon is a three time Ninkasi award winner (top US homebrewer), Grandmaster Level VII Beer Judge, President of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP.org), and author of the recent book “Brewing Better Beer” (Amazon Affiliate Link). Gordon joins me this week to talk about how to brew some popular fall beer styles including Marzen, Octoberfest and Pumpkin beers.
- Gordon talks a bit about the history of Octoberfest and Marzen beers as well as how they are related to Octoberfest
- We discuss how Marzen got its name – from the German word for the month March in which it was brewed
- Gordon speaks about the Octoberfest/Marzen style and its chief characteristics
- We talk about the ideal grain bill and hops for this style
- He explains which mash and fermentation profile he prefers including why he likes decoction for this beer style
- We cover the basics of brewing Pumpkin beer, which is another popular beer style
- Gordon talks for just a few minutes about his book “Brewing Better Beer”
Thanks to Gordon Strong for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
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