Monday, June 6, 2016

Whitbread SSS 1892 Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes for:

I casked up both yeasts for this beer:
WLP002 - finished about 8.5%
WLP023 - finished about 9%

Tasting notes: WLP023: Dark like cocoa, caramel, chewy malt, molasses, nutty, dark chocolate, creamy, figgy pudding, Golding hops.
I casked this beer, but it's 90 degrees in the brewery so it's being pushed by Nitrogen and served on stout tap at 40 degrees.

I would never guess this beer is 9%.

I believe you would love this beer. Thanks for what you do.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Fish Tales APA 6/4/16

I went striper fishing this morning with a few cousins and one of my brothers. It was a fun day on the water, we caught some nice bass and a few flounder. I ended up with the largest bass, and it was pretty big. This trip didn't have constant action with crazy blitzes, but any trip where you catch decent fish you can't have any complaints. Everyone caught fish, except for the kid...

When I got home I fired up the brewery and brewed a Pale Ale hop bursted with Amarillo and Styrian Goldings as Tammy cooked her baked striper recipe. 

The Irish cowboy on the high seas. Me with the face mask and glasses and all covered up with sunscreen. I still got too much sun for my skin cancer history!

New Belgium - Fat Tire :: Lady Luck Brewing - Joe's Spare Tire

Very close!
After three attempts, I have a recipe that is very close to New Belgium Fat Tire. I believe my beer is very close to the original.  Color, hop, mouthfeel, clarity, taste.

I would say the slight difference in taste is due to the house yeast strain for New Belgium.
When Fat Tire warms up it gives a bready note, which wlp001 just doesn't have.
I used WLP005 and WLP001 in my trials. WLP005 actually makes a better beer than WLP001, but it is all wrong for Fat Tire. WLP001 is cleaner than New Belgium's yeast. New Belgium strain leaves a bread note in the finish which I believe is not attributed to malt grist.

I may try the following yeast in the following trials:

In the meantime, come over to the brewery and enjoy
Joe's Spare Tire !