Bud’s Brews

12.27.11 – Update

On the left is the McKenzies Saison with French Oak cubes and Brettanomyces added in secondary.  On the right is Dawson’s Kriek.  Both are happily fermenting/souring away in his son’s bathroom-turned-fermentation cellar.

 

 

The Dawson’s Kriek kit is available at Northern Brewer.  And the recipe can be found here.

McKenzie’s Sasion is a recipe found in the July/Aug 2011 issue of Brew Your Own magazine.  Mckenzie’s Brewpub in PA is an unsuspecting candidate for a 3 time GABF gold medal winner in the saison category, with their Saison Vatour.

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Bud’s tried his first sour beer, using carefully cultured and washed Belgian yeast with Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and Pediococcus.  Following a tight step infusion mash, he hit 75% efficiency with no sparge.  He’s hoping to share this one soon.

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