Posts Tagged “Barrel-aged Beer”

Batch #3, L’Brett d’Or

By | March 5, 2011

Chad checking the sight glass

With the previous batch transfered into barrels, I cleaned the fermenter and readied the brewhouse for batch #3. The following morning of February 16th I mashed in for the golden base beer which will over time become L’Brett d’Or. This beer is our Golden Sour, but with a twist. It is a 100% Brettanomyces primary [...]

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Add Barrel Cooper to the List of Titles

By | March 4, 2011

Cooper's Hammer and Hoop Driver

Historically oak casks were a critical part of daily life. They stored everything from dry goods to liquid goods and were used extensively for shipping. Coopers were an important part of the community, and skilled craftsman who’s trade took years to perfect. Nowadays oak casks are no longer widely used, they are mostly for aging [...]

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Batch #2, Inception of the Barrel Inoculant

By | March 4, 2011

Barrel filling batch #2

With the barrels in house and readied for beer, we decided to produce a batch that could condition all the barrels with our house sour cultures. The idea was that we brew a beer that finishes with a higher amount of unfermented sugars after fermentation giving a good environment for all the various souring critters [...]

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The Barrel Cellar Takes Life

By | March 4, 2011

Chad standing in the barrel cellar

Over the past couple of months we’ve slowly amassed a considerable collection of oak barrels. We had two big hauls of Red and White wine barrels which came in from Napa during the month of January. The recent additions to our barrel cellar has since brought the total count up to 50 barrels, giving us [...]

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Midwest Beer Galore

By | November 11, 2010

New Glarus Copper Kettles

I’m freshly back from the week long trip which took me through Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan visiting a total of 11 breweries. I’ve had some time to digest my notes and think about the conversations I had with the numerous brewers throughout the trip. By far the greatest experience was visiting with Dan Carey of [...]

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Festival of Barrel-aged Beer

By | November 3, 2010

Festival of Barrel-aged Beers

I’m off to Chicago for a week with fellow AC Golden brewer and friend Troy Casey. More accurately we’re flying into Chicago, immediately picking up our rental car and driving out to New Glarus, Wisconsin to meet with Dan Carey. We’ll be returning to Chicago just in time to judge for the Festival of Barrel-aged [...]

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