So Professor Piglet and Rumplestiltspig taste the Biere de Garde 3-4 weeks after bottling and it might just be the best beer we’ve ever made.
That’s quite a statement, especially when I realized that I actually forgot to put the priming sugar in when I bottled it. My first thought (as is probably yours) that there was residual sugar left in the wort and therefore it simply carbonated. Definitely true (although FG was 1.009) but I think also it’s my small apartment and the fact I have to store my beer at 70F. Warmer beer = more carbonation. Still, it’s carbonated perfectly, crystal clear and dry as a bone.
Imagine when the micro piglets move to a bigger place… Kegerators and temperature control, is it too much to dream?
At the Pride of Brooklyn Homebrew Competition yesterday, having fun, laughs and even an interview with Village Voice.
Although no prizes this time, there were some truly excellent beers at the competition. However, the Pale English Mild got a great reception with several people asking me if they could buy the beer. Flavours from the Jaggery Sugar and Golden Syrup really shone through. Lucky really because I didn’t have time to even try the beer before I arrived!
There was only one drama during the event. Rumplestiltspig was stolen from the stand… After a confrontation and quick negotiations, Rumple was returned, unharmed and in good spirits.
These events can be rewarding, yet dangerous for a Micro Piglet.