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Second beer in the fermenter at the BCT Brewing Project is Robin's Red, a Red Irish Ale with Rye. And I say, if you're going to make a Red Ale, make it RED.

Robin's Red wort in the grant.
Robin's Red wort in the grant.

This beer also has a little something that will reduce the gluten below 20ppm. That's the baseline rule to call something "Gluten Free". But we don't want to trigger any labeling law problems so we won't call it that.

Worth noting, my friend Chris - who makes great beer - of Nocturna Brewing Company gave me tips to achieve this color.

¡Salud!
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In August of 2016 we poured the last glass of BCT Brewing Project beer. Though the BCT Brewing Project is no longer a thing, we designed all of the beers, and we still design award winning beer for craft breweries internationally.

BCT Brewing Project, Double White IPA.
BCT Brewing Project, Double White IPA.

Double White IPA is scheduled to be tapped at 2:00pm on Saturday the 1st of August, 2015. Yes, the first commercial release of a beer 100% conceived and brewed by BCT Brewing Project, and lovingly nurtured to be nursed from a tap, will be ready.

Typical of the first batch of anything brewed on unfamiliar equipment there were a few challenges. But, achieving 9% ABV (probably a little more), wasn't one of them. Here's some fancy numbers, it started at 19.2 Brix, and it will finish at about 7.9 Brix - which in simple English means, this beer will kick your behind halfway to next Tuesday.

It's a little sweeter than I targeted in my head, but it finished lower in measured residual sugars than I anticipated. It tastes lovely, and after the dry hops take hold it should be nothing less than terrific. Oh yeah, that's right - I went by to dump in the dry hops tonight. So I took a sample to check ABV, and to have a preview taste.

So, you want a pour? One of the first pours? Of course you do. Come by the tasting room at about 2:00pm on Saturday, I'll be finishing up a brew day and ready to toast the birth of this little slice of brewery.

I'm a bit excited!!!
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Beancurdturtle Brewing as BCT Brewing Project.

So, this is the first post related to our BCT Brewing Project. Why this particular figure of speech "The die is cast."?

Well, basically because the BCT Brewing Project is a crossing of the Rubicon (another figure of speech). Up until now, the commercial releases crafted by Beancurdturtle Brewing LLC have been Gypsy brewed at breweries in Europe, or recipe handoffs to other breweries. You craft a recipe, brew the first big batch and watch it go to the fermenter, then walk away and wait for a bottle to arrive.

The BCT Brewing Project is an opportunity for me to take control of the whole process – from milling the grain to packaging the beer. The whole kit and caboodle. The full Monty. The up and down of it. The donkey, the monkey, and the big banana. So to speak.

Cheers!
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In August of 2016 we poured the last glass of BCT Brewing Project beer. Though the BCT Brewing Project is no longer a thing, we designed all of the beers, and we still design award winning beer for craft breweries internationally.

Valencia Saison
Valencia Saison

A keg of Valencia Saison will be on tap today at 4:00pm at Out Of The Park Pizza. But just in case you can't be there, here's the ingredients so you can make it yourself.

Malts:
• Pilsner
• Wheat Malt
• Vienna
• Aromatic

Hops:
• Saaz
• Hallertauer
• Pacific Gem
• Chinook
• Tettnang

Spice and Adjuncts:
• Orange Peel Blend
• Rose Hips
• Orange Blossom Honey

Cheers!
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