Pulpit Rock co-head brewers Bob Slack and Justin Teff have built a reputation for creative “pastry” beers in both the stout and quick-sour realms. In this episode, they discuss in-depth their process for achieving great results with such adjunct-forward and barrel-aged beers, from managing increased viscosity and extended barrel-aging times to their focus on ingredient freshness.
The conversation covers:
- removing roasted barley from the base recipe and replacing with other malts to build more chocolate character
- triple-mashing with a focus on first runnings
- driving “plushness” through relatively low attenuation
- toasting raw nuts and coconut immediately before maceration to improve flavor
- matching tank size to the volume of adjuncts rather than the volume of beer, to maximize surface area and extraction
- employing multiple rounds of maceration for certain ingredients
- adjunct addition horror stories
- using offbeat ingredients such as granola and sheet cake
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