So, you may remember that I procured some Lithuanian Farmhouse Ale Yeast from one of my local breweries.
My first batch using it was Sveikas Lithuanian Farmhouse (262).
I decided to follow up fairly quickly with another batch ... mostly because out of town guests helped reduce my beer inventory.
Because I am likely to kill a few kegs soon, I decided to brew a double batch of beer this past weekend.
I decided to brew up 11 gallons the base beer of my Summer Lovin' Wheat. I split up half to be fermented with the standard US05 and half to be fermented with the Lithuanian Farmhouse Ale Yeast.
To be honest, I reduced the amount of wheat in the batch to help reduce the likelihood of a stuck sparge with a larger than usual mash. I also decided to reduce the boil time to half an hour in the spirit of the Short and Shoddy philosophy. This helped save some time.
You can see the recipe at ...
As I type this, the Farmhouse yeast is done. I have an empty keg, so I'll probably keg it up very soon.
The US05 fermentor is still going.
I'm really looking forward to trying both beers side-by-side. I'll be sure to let you know how that goes.
By the way, Sveikas Lithuanian Farmhouse Ale turned out awesome. It is much cleaner than I would expect fermenting at such a high temperature, but it does have a little peppery and citrusy ester to the finish. This should really compliment the coriander in this batch.
I also think it would be fun to try something like Colorado Strong with this yeast. I think the citrus esters from the yeast would work really well with the Cascade and Centennial hops in Colorado Strong.
Stay tuned on that too. Bookmark Sheppy's Blog: Lithuanian Farmhouse to see what other beers I brew with this yeast.
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