The Christmas brewed two weeks ago was still plugging along, I did have an empty fermentor ready. It’s a travesty to have empty fermentors…
What to make? It’s getting cold. It’s darker earlier. My palate has been favoring malty beers with a little more alcohol. Plus I already have several IPA’s on tap so I didn’t need to do another one. Let’s do something different, a Weizenbock. Weizenbocks blend the banana and clove from their Hefeweizan lineage (Hefeweizen=wheat beer), but with the dark malt background of it’s wheat-derived mother, the Dunkelweizan, along with it’s father, the Bock, which is a strong lager coming in at 6-7% ABV.
With a Weizenbock, you have a whole mess of interesting flavors coming together from it’s complex background. I can’t wait for this to be done!
I put the word out to the regulars but since this was a spur-of-the-moment brewday, and only a half-day, I figured it would be only me and Jesse. We started brewing around 9am.
It was a great brew day devoid of any huge faux pas. Thanks to all that came out and helped blow four kegs.