Kegging the Dopplehop

Kegging the Dopplehop

The “Dopplehop,” which we never gave a proper name, is an experiement in the SMASH style (or single malt and single hop). A Gingerbeards Brewing collaboration brewed on 4/28/13.

Basic Stats:

  • 14 lb Vienna malt
  • 4 oz Perle hops
  • Wyeast 2206 (x2)

OG: 1.071 | FG: 1.019

We didn’t document the brew day on this one, but I do have video of the fermentation the morning after (it wasn’t exactly unexpected). My apologies for the sparse, gravelly-voiced narration; I’m really not a morning person.

Kegging

Matty demonstrating his multi-tasking skills with a Hans Pils.
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The guys make sure they get every last drop.
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Now on to the tasting…
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It’s an interesting beer, but not what any of us expected going in to the brew day. It’s got a lot of butterscotch to it, has some bitterness, and I wouldn’t describe it as particularly “hoppy.”