First hops - excruciating classic noble hops to start - in the kettle for the Barley Forge batch of Ghost in the Kettle, a specialty farmhouse ale.
Ghost in the Kettle is a collaboration between
Brasserie Fantôme, Brasserie Saint Somewhere, Barley Forge Brewing Co., and Beancurdturtle Brewing LLC.
Each brewer will bring their own preferences and distinctive style to a beer designed by Beancurdturtle Brewing. The beers will be similar in backbone, while each will express the uniqueness of style each of the brewers/breweries has.
I've been hinting about this for a while, the ball started rolling today with a brew day at Barley Forge.
Enjoy the obligatory photographs...
Empty honeypots, from two sources. It's in the Barley Forge batch of Ghost in the Kettle.
Behind the magic curtain, or maybe it's a brew bag, lies a mélange of five or six aromatics and herbs for Ghost in the Kettle. So secret, I couldn't count them in this Barley Forge batch.
Enormous teabag (if you will) of aromatics and herbs surfaces in the kettle as the wort for the Barley Forge version of Ghost in the Kettle is pumped to the fermenter.
How is this batch of Ghost in the Kettle brewed at Barley Forge a Farmhouse Ale? It's fermented with a wild yeast harvested from a Tangerine in the Beancurdturtle Brewing yard.
A taste of the wort for Ghost in the Kettle before the wild yeast start to work on it. Citrus, pepper, honey, and clean bitterness. I think those are all good signs.
The Barley Forge batch of Ghost in the Kettle is all tucked away for the magic to happen.
Spent grain, aromatics, and herbs. All of their goodness went into the Barley Forge batch of Ghost in the Kettle.
First pour off the keg...
Petite Dame Gris by Beancurdturtle Brewing
Petite Dame Grise, Grisette Ordinaire
16 IBU French and German hops
Saison yeast strain
This is v2 of my developing Grisette Ordinaire. First pour, and it's a lovely beer. I'm not sure I could improve this (except perhaps bottle condition it) based on the target.