Anything I’m Fermenting

June 30, 2010

Lauku Alus, part 2

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Conclusions:

Looks like I’ll be making this beer again – for both good and bad reasons. (more…)

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June 23, 2010

Lauku Alus (No-Boil Latvian Country Ale)

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Introduction :
This spring I started researching online about the local beers in Latvia, where my grandparents are from. I found out that there is a fairly vibrant culture of farm-house brewing still being practiced, although it is mostly old-timers now. As such it is in a bit of danger of dying out, so there are efforts in Latvia to record how these beers are made. Some of this info has made it online.
One of the interesting things about these beers is that many are made without boiling the wort after mashing – it is simply allowed to cool, and yeast is pitched. Hops are boiled separately, as a hop tea that is added to the wort. (more…)

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