Holy smokes! We won! The Flanders Ale Yeast (072 Wyeast) was right on the money and by popular consent was the best beer on club competition night! All I can say is the Micro Piglets are stunned almost as badly as Brazil tonight.
If any of you are reading this regularly, you’ll know that I mistakenly bought the yeast for a bit of fun from a brew store friend at Brooklyn Homebrew, not realizing that the yeast was only to be used for our club competition. Only after I’d brewed the beer without measuring the OG or the fermentation temps throughout, did I realize that I had to enter it into the competition.
Still after a pint tonight I can see why it was tasty. It has a smooth creamy head, upfront malt character from the Ukrainian honey, pilsner malt and caramunich, and a touch of bitterness on the finish from Saaz and Hallertau hops to clean your palette. I like it, it’s the Micro Pig Brewery’s best brew to date.
You can find the recipe on the link below and although I don’t have temperature control, you can be sure temps were between 72F and 76F during fermentation.
So tonight Legolas and boys sleep with a $49 voucher for the great bar and homebrew club venue Brouwerij Lane, Brooklyn under their pillow. Well done boys, next time let’s be more scientific…