Adding Water Post-Fermentation to Increase Batch Size, Bottling Beer in Plastic Soda Bottles, & Various Ways to Bottle from a Keg – Ep. 362

Merry Christmas, my friend!

Happy holidays too and all that jazz because it’s time for another episode of our Homebrew Happy Hour podcast!THE home brew #podcast where we answer all of your home brewing questions and discuss anything related to craft beer!

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On Today’s Show:

Adding Water Post-Fermentation to Increase Batch Size, Bottling Beer in Plastic Soda Bottles, & Various Ways to Bottle from a Keg

00:00:00 – 00:15:35 Sponsors & Small Talk
00:15:36 – 00:35:25 Adding Water After Fermentation
00:35:26 – 00:46:06 Using Plastic Bottles for Beer
00:46:07 – 01:02:03 Bottling from a Keg

Links for this episode:

Premium Homebrew Kegs (Ball Lock) https://www.kegconnection.com/premium-remanufactured-ball-lock-kegs/

Plastic Bottles https://amzn.to/3RRpnFv

Ultimate Keg Accessory Bundlehttps://www.kegconnection.com/parts-for-kegs/

12oz Beer Bottleshttps://www.kegconnection.com/12-oz-amber-beer-bottles-24-case/

Blichmann Beer Gunhttps://www.morebeer.com/products/blichmann-beergun-v2.html/aid=HomebrewHappyHour

Counter Pressure Bottle Fillerhttps://www.kegconnection.com/counter-pressure-bottle-filler-deluxe-kit/

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cheers,

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Thank you to our show’s sponsor, Imperial Yeast, for supporting us and the homebrewing community. Learn more about why we LOVE Imperial Yeast by checking out their entire line, available at https://www.imperialyeast.com/

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This episode is brought to you by, Muntons Malts – a company that is passionate about providing premium malts to brewers worldwide. YOU can experience the difference Muntons offers by joining a recipe receiving tier of our Trub Club because every kit that ships out now includes premium Muntons Malt, join at https://www.patreon.com/HomebrewHappyHour

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Extending Dry Yeast Shelf Life, Do Gravity Readings Matter, Full Flow Control vs Limited Flow Control, & Which Direction Do I Whirlpool? – Ep. 361

Todd and James are back!

It’s true – I’ve allowed them back on the show so buckle up because it’s time for another episode of our Homebrew Happy Hour podcast!THE home brew #podcast where we answer all of your home brewing questions and discuss anything related to craft beer!

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On Today’s Show:

Extending Dry Yeast Shelf Life, Do Gravity Readings Matter, Full Flow Control vs Limited Flow Control, & Which Direction Do I Whirlpool?

00:00:00 – 00:23:25 Sponsors & Small Talk
00:23:26 – 00:29:11 Listener Feedback
00:29:12 – 00:38:15 Extending Dry Yeast Shelf Life
00:38:16 – 00:48:47 Why Take Gravity Readings?
00:48:48 – 01:04:56 Full Flow Control vs Limited Flow Control
01:04:57 – 01:08:54 Goofball Whirlpool Question

Links for this episode:

Premium Homebrew Kegs (Ball Lock) https://www.kegconnection.com/premium-remanufactured-ball-lock-kegs/

CMB Flow Control Event Faucethttps://www.kegconnection.com/cmb-flow-control-event-or-party-faucet/

New Towers Compatible with CMB Flow Control Faucetshttps://www.kegconnection.com/beer-towers/

Ultimate Keg Accessory Bundlehttps://www.kegconnection.com/parts-for-kegs/

Test Jar for Hydrometerhttps://www.kegconnection.com/test-jar-for-hydrometer-10/

We want to hear from you!

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Let us know what you think and enjoy the show!

cheers,

joshua

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https://www.kegconnection.com/

Each and every episode is made possible by Kegconnection.com! Build the kegerator or keezer of your dreams using Kegconnection.com’s unique customizable product options that allows you to get exactly what you need. Kegconnection.com also stocks products and solutions for kegging kits, draft systems, hardware, components, cleaning and much much more. Kegconnection.com has been operating for more than 15 years in the industry and has established expertise and superior customer service. Visit Kegconnection.com and use our promo code HHH to receive 5% off of your order. Even better – join one of the premium tiers in our Trub Club and get up to 12% off your orders! That’s Kegconnection.com, promo code HHH or visit HomebrewHappyHour.com/club for more information.

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Thank you to our show’s sponsor, Imperial Yeast, for supporting us and the homebrewing community. Learn more about why we LOVE Imperial Yeast by checking out their entire line, available at https://www.imperialyeast.com/

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Thank you to our show’s sponsor, Hops Direct! Family owned and operated, Hops Direct provides a wide variety of hop selection and ships directly to your door. Learn more by visiting https://hopsdirect.com/?utm_source=HHH&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=HHH+link

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This episode is brought to you by, Muntons Malts – a company that is passionate about providing premium malts to brewers worldwide. YOU can experience the difference Muntons offers by joining a recipe receiving tier of our Trub Club because every kit that ships out now includes premium Muntons Malt, join at https://www.patreon.com/HomebrewHappyHour

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From Homebrewer to Pro Brewer: An Interview with Ryan Hansen – Ep. 360

Happy December, my friend!

2023 is almost over but we’re still here having fun and we thank you for tuning in to another episode of our weekly Homebrew Happy Hour podcast!THE home brew #podcast where we answer all of your home brewing questions and discuss anything related to craft beer!

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On Today’s Show:

From Homebrewer to Pro Brewer: An Interview with Ryan Hansen
Unfortunately, I was ALL over the place this episode so trying to make chapters for your viewing convenience is very difficult. My apologies but please enjoy one of my favorite interviews ever, with my favorite YouTube brewer!
Links for this episode:
Wedding / Event Commercial Keg Kitshttps://www.kegconnection.com/wedding-and-event-kits

We want to hear from you!

If you have a question that you’d like us to discuss on a future episode, please click on the “Submit a Question” link at the top of our website or you can now call in your questions via our questions hotline @ 325-305-6107 and leave your message after the beep. This is a friendly reminder that, if we choose your question for a future episode, we give you a $25 gift card to that episode’s sponsor!

Let us know what you think and enjoy the show!

cheers,

joshua

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https://www.kegconnection.com/

Each and every episode is made possible by Kegconnection.com! Build the kegerator or keezer of your dreams using Kegconnection.com’s unique customizable product options that allows you to get exactly what you need. Kegconnection.com also stocks products and solutions for kegging kits, draft systems, hardware, components, cleaning and much much more. Kegconnection.com has been operating for more than 15 years in the industry and has established expertise and superior customer service. Visit Kegconnection.com and use our promo code HHH to receive 5% off of your order. Even better – join one of the premium tiers in our Trub Club and get up to 12% off your orders! That’s Kegconnection.com, promo code HHH or visit HomebrewHappyHour.com/club for more information.

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Thank you to our show’s sponsor, Imperial Yeast, for supporting us and the homebrewing community. Learn more about why we LOVE Imperial Yeast by checking out their entire line, available at https://www.imperialyeast.com/

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Thank you to our show’s sponsor, Hops Direct! Family owned and operated, Hops Direct provides a wide variety of hop selection and ships directly to your door. Learn more by visiting https://hopsdirect.com/?utm_source=HHH&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=HHH+link

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This episode is brought to you by, Muntons Malts – a company that is passionate about providing premium malts to brewers worldwide. YOU can experience the difference Muntons offers by joining a recipe receiving tier of our Trub Club because every kit that ships out now includes premium Muntons Malt, join at https://www.patreon.com/HomebrewHappyHour

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An interview with Alt-Pokal 2023 Grand Champion, Brian Geraghty – Ep. 359

Prost, Homebrewer!

Willkommen zum Spaß and thank you for joining us for another episode of our weekly Homebrew Happy Hour podcast!THE home brew #podcast where we answer all of your home brewing questions and discuss anything related to craft beer!

A NOT SO SUBTLE REMINDER:

If you appreciate the things we do here at Homebrew Happy Hour, consider joining our Trub Club! Not only will you be supporting our efforts, but you’ll also receive exclusive perks such as HUGE discounts to Kegconnection.com, welcome packs with our merch, discounts to BrewersFriend.com, and lots more! Click the link and join today  —  https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=21132635

On Today’s Show:

An interview with Alt-Pokal 2023 Grand Champion, Brian Geraghty
Unfortunately, I was ALL over the place this episode so trying to make chapters for your viewing convenience is very difficult. My apologies but please enjoy one of my favorite interviews ever, with my favorite YouTube brewer!
Links for this episode:
Kegconnection Beer Line Cleaning Kithttps://www.kegconnection.com/beer-line-cleaning-kit/

We want to hear from you!

If you have a question that you’d like us to discuss on a future episode, please click on the “Submit a Question” link at the top of our website or you can now call in your questions via our questions hotline @ 325-305-6107 and leave your message after the beep. This is a friendly reminder that, if we choose your question for a future episode, we give you a $25 gift card to that episode’s sponsor!

Let us know what you think and enjoy the show!

cheers,

joshua

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https://www.kegconnection.com/

Each and every episode is made possible by Kegconnection.com! Build the kegerator or keezer of your dreams using Kegconnection.com’s unique customizable product options that allows you to get exactly what you need. Kegconnection.com also stocks products and solutions for kegging kits, draft systems, hardware, components, cleaning and much much more. Kegconnection.com has been operating for more than 15 years in the industry and has established expertise and superior customer service. Visit Kegconnection.com and use our promo code HHH to receive 5% off of your order. Even better – join one of the premium tiers in our Trub Club and get up to 12% off your orders! That’s Kegconnection.com, promo code HHH or visit HomebrewHappyHour.com/club for more information.

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Thank you to our show’s sponsor, Imperial Yeast, for supporting us and the homebrewing community. Learn more about why we LOVE Imperial Yeast by checking out their entire line, available at https://www.imperialyeast.com/

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Thank you to our show’s sponsor, Hops Direct! Family owned and operated, Hops Direct provides a wide variety of hop selection and ships directly to your door. Learn more by visiting https://hopsdirect.com/?utm_source=HHH&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=HHH+link

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This episode is brought to you by, Muntons Malts – a company that is passionate about providing premium malts to brewers worldwide. YOU can experience the difference Muntons offers by joining a recipe receiving tier of our Trub Club because every kit that ships out now includes premium Muntons Malt, join at https://www.patreon.com/HomebrewHappyHour

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Problems with Picnic Taps, Dry Hopping without Oxidizing my Beer, & Dealing with Moldy Equipment – Ep. 358

Happy Thanksgiving!

I understand that many of you aren’t listening to this episode ON Thanksgiving day, but I still want you to know that we’re thankful for you and I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. It’s true – it’s time for another episode of our Homebrew Happy Hour podcast!THE home brew #podcast where we answer all of your home brewing questions and discuss anything related to craft beer!

A NOT SO SUBTLE REMINDER:

If you appreciate the things we do here at Homebrew Happy Hour, consider joining our Trub Club! Not only will you be supporting our efforts, but you’ll also receive exclusive perks such as HUGE discounts to Kegconnection.com, welcome packs with our merch, discounts to BrewersFriend.com, and lots more! Click the link and join today  —  https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=21132635

On Today’s Show:

Problems with Picnic Taps, Dry Hopping without Oxidizing my Beer, & Dealing with Moldy Equipment
00:00:00 – 00:12:53 Sponsors & Small Talk
00:12:54 – 00:18:42 Listener Feedback
00:23:35 – 00:27:22 Problems with Picnic Taps
00:27:23 – 00:37:36 Dry Hopping without Oxidizing
00:37:37 – 00:49:09 Dealing with Moldy Equipment
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Let us know what you think and enjoy the show!

cheers,

joshua

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https://www.kegconnection.com/

Each and every episode is made possible by Kegconnection.com! Build the kegerator or keezer of your dreams using Kegconnection.com’s unique customizable product options that allows you to get exactly what you need. Kegconnection.com also stocks products and solutions for kegging kits, draft systems, hardware, components, cleaning and much much more. Kegconnection.com has been operating for more than 15 years in the industry and has established expertise and superior customer service. Visit Kegconnection.com and use our promo code HHH to receive 5% off of your order. Even better – join one of the premium tiers in our Trub Club and get up to 12% off your orders! That’s Kegconnection.com, promo code HHH or visit HomebrewHappyHour.com/club for more information.

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Thank you to our show’s sponsor, Imperial Yeast, for supporting us and the homebrewing community. Learn more about why we LOVE Imperial Yeast by checking out their entire line, available at https://www.imperialyeast.com/

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Thank you to our show’s sponsor, Hops Direct! Family owned and operated, Hops Direct provides a wide variety of hop selection and ships directly to your door. Learn more by visiting https://hopsdirect.com/?utm_source=HHH&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=HHH+link

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This episode is brought to you by, Muntons Malts – a company that is passionate about providing premium malts to brewers worldwide. YOU can experience the difference Muntons offers by joining a recipe receiving tier of our Trub Club because every kit that ships out now includes premium Muntons Malt, join at https://www.patreon.com/HomebrewHappyHour

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Style Showcase | Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Stout: A Distinctive Beer

Boozy Refreshing Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Stout Beer in a Pint Glass

In the diverse and ever-evolving landscape of craft beer, the Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Stout stands as a testament to the creativity and complexity that modern brewing has achieved. This article delves into the intricate world of this unique beer style, exploring its origins, characteristics, brewing process, and the sensory experience it offers.

WANT TO BREW IT YOURSELF? CLICK HERE FOR OUR RECIPE!

Origins and Evolution

The Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Stout is a fusion of several traditional beer styles, each contributing a layer to its rich profile. Its roots can be traced back to the robust stouts of 18th-century England. The term “Imperial” often indicates a higher alcohol content, a nod to the potent stouts brewed for the Russian Imperial Court. The incorporation of oatmeal into stouts began in the late 19th century, adding smoothness and body. The relatively recent addition of coffee to this blend has created a contemporary twist, catering to modern palates seeking complex and bold flavors.

Defining Characteristics

1. Appearance: This stout boasts a deep, almost opaque, black color with a thick, creamy tan head. The viscosity is noticeable, often hinting at its rich texture.

2. Aroma: The aroma is a complex blend of dark roasted malts and coffee, often with hints of chocolate, caramel, and sometimes dark fruit. The oatmeal contributes a subtle, grainy background note.

3. Flavor: The flavor profile is rich and multi-layered. The bitterness of coffee and dark malts is balanced by the sweetness from the malt and the smoothness imparted by oatmeal. Chocolate, caramel, and sometimes a hint of dark fruit or vanilla, add depth and complexity.

4. Mouthfeel: The use of oatmeal lends a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, often described as velvety. The body is typically full, with a balanced carbonation.

5. Alcohol Content: As an Imperial stout, the alcohol content is on the higher side, generally ranging from 8% to 12%.

Brewing Process

Brewing an Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Stout requires careful selection of ingredients and a meticulous brewing process:

  1. Malts: A variety of malts, including roasted barley, chocolate malt, and caramel malt, are used to achieve the desired color and flavor complexity.
  2. Oatmeal: Oatmeal is added during the mash process, contributing to the beer’s smoothness and body.
  3. Hops: Hops are used sparingly, primarily for balancing the malt sweetness rather than adding significant bitterness or aroma.
  4. Coffee: The addition of coffee can vary in method and timing. Some brewers add brewed coffee during the fermentation process, while others use coffee beans during aging.
  5. Fermentation and Aging: This stout requires a longer fermentation and aging process, allowing the flavors to meld and the alcohol content to stabilize.

WANT TO BREW IT YOURSELF? CLICK HERE FOR OUR RECIPE!

Sensory Experience

Tasting an Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Stout is a journey through a landscape of flavors and textures. The initial hit of coffee and dark chocolate gives way to the subtler notes of caramel, vanilla, or dark fruit. The smooth, creamy mouthfeel contrasts with the robust flavors, creating a harmonious balance. The warmth from the alcohol content adds to the overall experience, making it a perfect choice for savoring.

Conclusion

The Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Stout is more than just a beer; it’s a complex sensory experience that combines history, art, and science. Its rich layers of flavor and texture make it a favorite among craft beer enthusiasts seeking depth and complexity in their brew. As the craft beer industry continues to innovate, the Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Stout stands as a shining example of the creative heights that can be achieved.

Carbonating in the Same Keg I Fermented in, Troubleshooting Regulator Creep, & 2023 Holiday Gift Ideas – Ep. 357

Welcome back, my friend!

You didn’t have to, but you did. You chose to tune in for another episode of our Homebrew Happy Hour podcast!THE home brew #podcast where we answer all of your home brewing questions and discuss anything related to craft beer!

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If you appreciate the things we do here at Homebrew Happy Hour, consider joining our Trub Club! Not only will you be supporting our efforts, but you’ll also receive exclusive perks such as HUGE discounts to Kegconnection.com, welcome packs with our merch, discounts to BrewersFriend.com, and lots more! Click the link and join today  —  https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=21132635

On Today’s Show:

Carbonating in the Same Keg I Fermented in, Troubleshooting Regulator Creep, & 2023 Holiday Gift Ideas
00:00:00 – 00:21:43 Sponsors & Small Talk
00:21:44 – 00:23:34 Listener Feedback
00:23:35 – 00:39:31 Carbonating the Fermentation Keg
00:39:32 – 00:52:08 Resolving Regulator Issues
00:52:09 – 01:04:16 Our 2023 Holiday Gift Ideas
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cheers,

joshua

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https://www.kegconnection.com/

Each and every episode is made possible by Kegconnection.com! Build the kegerator or keezer of your dreams using Kegconnection.com’s unique customizable product options that allows you to get exactly what you need. Kegconnection.com also stocks products and solutions for kegging kits, draft systems, hardware, components, cleaning and much much more. Kegconnection.com has been operating for more than 15 years in the industry and has established expertise and superior customer service. Visit Kegconnection.com and use our promo code HHH to receive 5% off of your order. Even better – join one of the premium tiers in our Trub Club and get up to 12% off your orders! That’s Kegconnection.com, promo code HHH or visit HomebrewHappyHour.com/club for more information.

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Thank you to our show’s sponsor, Imperial Yeast, for supporting us and the homebrewing community. Learn more about why we LOVE Imperial Yeast by checking out their entire line, available at https://www.imperialyeast.com/

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Thank you to our show’s sponsor, Hops Direct! Family owned and operated, Hops Direct provides a wide variety of hop selection and ships directly to your door. Learn more by visiting https://hopsdirect.com/?utm_source=HHH&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=HHH+link

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This episode is brought to you by, Muntons Malts – a company that is passionate about providing premium malts to brewers worldwide. YOU can experience the difference Muntons offers by joining a recipe receiving tier of our Trub Club because every kit that ships out now includes premium Muntons Malt, join at https://www.patreon.com/HomebrewHappyHour

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Converting Propane Burners to Natural Gas, Required Wrench Sizes for Keg Posts, & Do I Need to Remove Muslin Bags when Cooling my Wort? – Ep. 356

Heeeeeeeeeey there, Homebrewer!

It’s tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime for yet another episode of our weekly Homebrew Happy Hour podcast!THE home brew #podcast where we answer all of your home brewing questions and discuss anything related to craft beer!

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On Today’s Show:

Converting Propane Burners to Natural Gas, Required Wrench Sizes for Keg Posts, & Do I Need to Remove Muslin Bags when Cooling my Wort
00:00:00 – 00:17:44 Sponsors & Small Talk
00:17:45 – 00:24:41 Listener Feedback
00:24:42 – 00:36:50 Converting Propane Burner to Natural Gas
00:36:51 – 00:44:35 Wrench Sizes for Keg Posts
00:44:36 – 01:04:40 Removing Muslin Bags when Chilling Wort
Links for this episode:
Anvil Forge Burnerhttps://amzn.to/3MwPtu7
Sockets and Wrench for Keg Postshttps://www.kegconnection.com/sockets-for-posts/

We want to hear from you!

If you have a question that you’d like us to discuss on a future episode, please click on the “Submit a Question” link at the top of our website or you can now call in your questions via our questions hotline @ 325-305-6107 and leave your message after the beep. This is a friendly reminder that, if we choose your question for a future episode, we give you a $25 gift card to that episode’s sponsor!

Let us know what you think and enjoy the show!

cheers,

joshua

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https://www.kegconnection.com/

Each and every episode is made possible by Kegconnection.com! Build the kegerator or keezer of your dreams using Kegconnection.com’s unique customizable product options that allows you to get exactly what you need. Kegconnection.com also stocks products and solutions for kegging kits, draft systems, hardware, components, cleaning and much much more. Kegconnection.com has been operating for more than 15 years in the industry and has established expertise and superior customer service. Visit Kegconnection.com and use our promo code HHH to receive 5% off of your order. Even better – join one of the premium tiers in our Trub Club and get up to 12% off your orders! That’s Kegconnection.com, promo code HHH or visit HomebrewHappyHour.com/club for more information.

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Thank you to our show’s sponsor, Imperial Yeast, for supporting us and the homebrewing community. Learn more about why we LOVE Imperial Yeast by checking out their entire line, available at https://www.imperialyeast.com/

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Thank you to our show’s sponsor, Hops Direct! Family owned and operated, Hops Direct provides a wide variety of hop selection and ships directly to your door. Learn more by visiting https://hopsdirect.com/?utm_source=HHH&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=HHH+link

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This episode is brought to you by, Muntons Malts – a company that is passionate about providing premium malts to brewers worldwide. YOU can experience the difference Muntons offers by joining a recipe receiving tier of our Trub Club because every kit that ships out now includes premium Muntons Malt, join at https://www.patreon.com/HomebrewHappyHour

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Proper Carbonation for Style & Serving, Best Practices for Beer Lines, & When to Replace Gaskets in Your Faucets – Ep. 355

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Proper Carbonation for Style & Serving, Best Practices for Beer Lines, & When to Replace Gaskets in Your Faucets
00:00:00 – 00:18:47 Sponsors & Small Talk
00:18:48 – 00:22:21 Listener Feedback
00:22:22 – 00:36:49 Carbonating to Style & Dispense
00:36:50 – 00:44:21 Sanitizing Beer Lines
00:44:22 – 00:57:08 Replacing Faucet Gaskets
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Style Showcase | Düsseldorf Altbier: A Unique German Beer Style

Introduction

When it comes to German beer styles, most people are familiar with the likes of Pilsners, Weizens, and perhaps Kölsch. However, the beer landscape in Germany is much more diverse than what’s commonly known, and one remarkable yet lesser-known variety is the Düsseldorf Altbier. This article aims to shed light on this unique and captivating beer style that hails from the city of Düsseldorf in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

A Brief History

The term “Altbier” literally translates to “old beer” in German. This nomenclature does not imply that the beer is aged or outdated; rather, it refers to the traditional brewing methods used. Altbier has been brewed for centuries in Düsseldorf and the surrounding region, and it is one of the few beer styles that have maintained its top-fermenting tradition, despite the prevalence of bottom-fermented lagers.

Characteristics and Brewing Process

Appearance

Düsseldorf Altbier is often amber to dark copper in color. It exhibits a well-formed, creamy, off-white head that lingers.

Aroma

Expect a balanced aroma of malt and hops. Some variations may feature subtle fruit or caramel notes.

Taste

Altbier offers a perfect balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness, giving it a clean, crisp finish. The malt profile is generally robust, featuring hints of toasted bread, caramel, or nuts.

Mouthfeel

Medium-bodied with a moderate carbonation level, Altbier presents a smooth and sometimes creamy mouthfeel.

Ingredients

  • Malted Barley: Primarily pale ale malt, with smaller amounts of specialty malts for color and flavor.
  • Hops: Noble hop varieties, such as Spalt or Tettnanger, are commonly used.
  • Yeast: Top-fermenting ale yeast.
  • Water: Düsseldorf has moderately hard water, which plays a role in the beer’s characteristic flavor.

Brewing Process

  1. Mashing: Malted barley is mixed with hot water to extract fermentable sugars.
  2. Boiling: The liquid is then boiled and hops are added.
  3. Fermentation: The wort is cooled and yeast is added for fermentation. This takes place at warmer temperatures than lagers, usually between 60-70°F.
  4. Conditioning: Post-fermentation, the beer is conditioned at colder temperatures.
  5. Packaging: Finally, the beer is filtered and packaged.

Food Pairings

Düsseldorf Altbier is highly versatile when it comes to food pairings. It pairs wonderfully with German cuisine like bratwurst, but can also complement a variety of meats, cheeses, and even some seafood options.

Conclusion

Düsseldorf Altbier is a testament to the depth and variety found in the world of beer. Its balanced profile, rooted in centuries-old traditions, makes it a compelling choice for both new and seasoned beer aficionados. Whether you’re looking to expand your beer horizons or simply appreciate the classics, a pint of Altbier is well worth your time. Cheers!


Disclaimer: The brewing specifications mentioned in this article are general guidelines. The characteristics of Altbier can vary based on numerous factors, including but not limited to, the ingredients used and the brewing methods employed.