Thursday, June 18, 2015

Building a Summer Hefeweizen 2.0 Recipe

Summer seasonal beers are in full swing along with the heat. My favorite beer to drink in the hot weather of June, July, and August is a refreshing hefeweizen. It has something to do with the carbonation and flavors of banana and clove that makes it so delicious. In this article I'm going to share with you Fluke Brewing's new Hefeweizen recipe and how we formulated it. Water, malt, hops, and yeast and the four basic ingredients in every beer so lets examine each of them in order to make a great summer hefeweizen. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Barrel Aged Chocolate Milk Stout

Barrel Aged Chocolate Milk Stout
Imperial Stout
Type: All GrainDate: 23 Mar 2014
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.500 galBrewer: Fluke Brewing
Boil Size: 7.280 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 69 minEquipment: Fluke Brewing (10 Gal/37.8 L) - All Grain
End of Boil Volume 5.980 galBrewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 5.250 galEst Mash Efficiency 73.7 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage, Barrel AgedTaste Rating(out of 50): N/A
Taste Notes:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bottling the Barrel Aged Wendigo

After 3 months in the Tuthilltown Spirits bourbon barrel,  it was time to bottle up our 11% ABV russian imperial stout that we call Wendigo.  What is a Wendigo you ask?  Besides our kickass beer.  A Wendigo is a mythological demonic half-beast creature appearing in the legends of the Algonquian people. The Wendigo looked like a gaunt skeleton recently disinterred from the grave.  Modern science believes Wendigos are extinct and killed off by the modern day zombie apocalypse boom.  Little do they know the beast lives on!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Harvesting Conan yeast

Conan is a BEAST!!! I'm not talking about either of these guys either.

I'm talking about the proprietary yeast strain from The Alchemist Brewery in Waterbury, VT.

Heady Topper from The Alchemist

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Black Rye Brew Day

This past Saturday, Fluke Brew crew mixed up a batch of their Black Rye IPA. The midnight wheat and debittered black malt filled the air with aromas of chocolate and roasted coffee while crushing our grains.

Rebel Mill grain crusher!