Kentucky Common Batch #1 - Part 1
I just purchased the ingredients to brew a Kentucky Common beer. Here's the ingredient list for a 5 gallon batch:
1 lb flaked maize
1/2 lb flaked rye
1/2 lb carapils
2 oz chocolate malt
5 lbs dark liquid extract
1 oz tettang hops (4.5% AA) 60 minutes
1 oz Hallertau hops (4.5% AA) 30 minutes
1 oz (?) anise 30 minutes
White Labs Belgian Ale Yest
I also purchased two hop balls which can hold 1 oz of hop pellets. I'm hoping this will help reduce the amount of trub in my fermenters.
I will also use the Good Eats brewing method: cooling the wort with an 8 lb bag of ice. I am impressed with how quickly the temperature comes down on previous batches, and so far, I haven't had any off flavors.
I hope to brew on Saturday.
You will recall, of course, that Kentucky Common beer is America's only other native beer style, and probably developed alongside the whiskey distilleries in Kentucky.
posted by Jeff Holt at 10:45