Projects

Fixed location for the brewery

One day.

Aging & Blending

With fermentation going on after bottling, I regularly drink beers that are a few years old and have a different / better taste than that when they were still young.
This made me wonder whether I could develop beers that could even taste much better after a certain amount of aging. And as the age of the beer dictates the taste, may be blending of the differents ages is a way to go for controlling the taste of the beer. And even blends of different types of beers is a possibility.

Aging

As one can see in the Last Brews list there are a couple of batches called Test 4. This beer is the base beer for the blending. The yeast that is used in these batches is a cultived Belgian Lambic blend.

Blending

first blend
At november 29, 2017 the first blending took place. In this blending, the 2 year old (2015) and 1 year old (2016) batches were used. As I have no idea yet in what proportions the different batches should be blend so that its taste will be to my liking, I made a few small blends of different proportions and bottled them.

I made only a very small amount, and it resulted in 2 bottles of 1/3 1 year old and 2/3 2 year old, 2 bottles 1/2 - 1/2, 2 bottles 2/3 - 1/3. For comparison I also filled 1 bottle with 1 year old only, and 1 bottle with 2 year old only.

The taste of these beers was very promising.

second blend
At march 15, 2018 half of the 2015 and half of the 2016 batches were blended, and bottled the next day. I have baptized it as Bueuze.

Evaluation

Not scheduled yet.