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Recipe: Scratch Brewing Farmhouse Ale

Want to try brewing with a sourdough bread culture? This recipe from Scratch Brewing in Ava, Illinois, is a great place to start.

Marika Josephson Mar 15, 2020 - 4 min read

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Aaron Kleidon at Scratch Brewing. Photo by Joe Stange.

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This is a flexible saison-like recipe from Marika Josephson and Aaron Kleidon, founders and brewers at Scratch Brewing in Ava, Illinois. It’s ideal for trying out fermentation using a sourdough bread starter. Optionally, it’s also compatible with adding other ingredients foraged from the woods, grown in the garden, or discovered at the market.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.046
FG: 1.008
IBUs: 29
ABV: 5%

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