Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Attempt at Wostynje

So I got up at 5:30 AM and put this together.

11.5 lbs Belg. Pilsner
.5 lb Caravienne
.5 lb melanoidin
1 lb cane sugar

60 min (1.5 oz EKG)
10 min (1 oz Willamette)
10 min (2 Tbsp Mustard Seed)
I just put them in the mortar & pestal and beat them up a bit.

I mashed at 149 for 90 min
mashed out at 168 10 min
batch sparged at 170F

I racked over a Belgian Golden Strong ale today and repitched the yeast (wlp570) into this beer. I'm a big fan of that strain.

I took a sample of my wort to get a gravity reading and the mustard seed wasn't detectable but I'm sure it won't be until things come into balance after fermentation. I'm anxious to get this one into bottles. I'll let you know how it turns out. I might even rebrew this beer again if I feel it needs tweaking.

A few hours later

5 comments: said...

Look at those carboys! I think you have a problem!!!

(You'll have too much beer and will need to ship some to the Detroit area!!!)

Brichards700 said...

That's just in the kitchen. said...

I'm googling your address right now!

JayC said...

Can you update this with how it turned out, please? My friends and I are going to try today, as well.

Homebrewer Brian said...

This beer turned out really awesome. The mustard doesn't stand out, as it shouldn't, but it really makes. the beer unique.