January 10, 2016 - 2 comments

As Promised-ish…

Why do I exist?!

Why do I exist?!

A couple weeks ago, my dear friend Adam posed this question on the Silly Sir Facebook Page...

Hello Mr. Silly Sir,

Long time drinker, first time poster. I just wanted to inquire if there would be a lager arriving in the near future?

Regards,

Silly Beer Drinker

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To which I responded...

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Dear Silly Beer Drinker,

Thank you for your question. A Silly Sir Lager will be arriving sometime in the new year. Lagers require lots of fermentation and time to condition at steady, cool temperatures. When Silly Sir acquires a sufficiently sized fridge for fermenting, we will craft a delicious lager for you.

Also, Mr. Silly Sir I am not - I'm just the brewmaster at Silly Sir Brewing Co. The legendary Silly Sir was the brave brewmaster of centuries gone by who slayed the Kraken of Krausen - the creature whom appears on the Silly Sir Brewing Co. emblem.

Thank you for your question. Please stay silly, sir.

- Matti

 

Well today I am pleased to announce the imminent arrival of a Silly Sir Schwarzbier!... which is essentially a dark German lager. Everybody likes lagers because lagers are pretty much all that have been marketed by the massive, commercial brewers! This however isn't technically a lager because I used a Kolsch yeast (WLP029) to ferment. This strain of yeast does well at around 65F or so. Lager yeasts require much cooler temperatures.

I welcome any friends or family (and even acquaintances) to bug me for some, and hit me with their thoughts in a couple weeks time. For the homebrewers out there, the recipe is available over at Brulosophy.

Cheers!

-Matti

Published by: Matti in Brewing

Comments

Marshall Schott
January 10, 2016 at 8:10 pm

> Lager yeasts require much cooler temperatures.

I don’t know… 😉

http://brulosophy.com/2015/06/29/yeast-pitch-rate-pt-2-viable-cell-count-vs-vitality-exbeeriment-results/

Great article, hope you enjoy the beer!

Matti
January 10, 2016 at 8:47 pm

Thanks mate! I’ll let you know how it turns out. Missed the OG by a fair amount because I didn’t read the fine print in your recipe.

Thoughts?

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