Sweet Potato Lager
This next experiment is based on the Sweet Potato Lager recipe from Brooklyn Brewshops excellent Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg book.
I had my local home brew shop mill most of the grains and I thought I had some Caramel 10 at home. I actually had some Munich Malt so I used that instead. I have been buying a few unmilled grains to test with but since I don’t have a grain mill, I crack the grains “cave woman style” with a molcahete a.k.a., mortar and pestle.
It takes longer and I would never crush 2 lbs. of grains with it but I think I did a pretty good job.
Next step was to boil and puree one sweet potato and divide it in half.
Then I happened to have about 17 grams of Northern Brewer’s hops in the freezer so I divided them into 6 portions for the boil.
I added half of the sweet potato puree to the mash.
During the Boil I added one batch of the hops every 15 minutes and at flameout.
As I’ve mentioned before, I find that even with small batches, using a primary fermenting bucket works really well especially with all-grain brews.
OK we’ll see you in a couple of weeks.