It was decided that we should brew up an interesting winter ale for the season. Since winter beers are often spiced with some nonsense or other I figured we should probably keep with tradition and throw something in. I thought galangal might be and interesting flavor combination since it is spicy and crisp and might combine nicely with a nice "piney," resinous hop.
Here is what we decided on.
20 lbs Blegian Pils
3 lbs Crystal 80
1 lb CaraPils
1 lb Black Patent
1 lb Chocolate malt
4 lbs brown sugar
2 ounces of Chinook at 60 minutes
Tincture of 2 ounces of juniper berries and 2 ounces of white pepper at 60 minutes
2 ounces of Chinook at 30 minutes
2 ounces of Simcoe at 15 minutes
2 ounces juice of galangal at and 0.5 ounces juice of turmeric at 1 minute
We are giving the conical another go. Fingers crossed that we got rid of all the Brett.! :)
On another note and a victorious one, we have finally finished re-assembling the pool table which means that we now need some digital displays in the pool room that read the temperature of the boil/mash and maybe some timers for how long until the next stage. That would be nifty. ;)
Pour one for me,