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The Rare Barrel's Sourtooth Tiger Beer Recipe

Sourtooth Tiger is a barrel-aged golden sour with dried ginger root. It’s ginger- forward, and the acidity brings a bright, spicy freshness to this aged beer.

Jay Goodwin 6 months ago

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ALL-GRAIN

Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 75%
OG: 1.048
FG: 1.006
IBUs: 10
ABV: 5.3%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

6.38 lb (2.9 kg) Pilsner malt
1.06 lb (481 g) Malted wheat
8.5 oz (240 g) Rolled oats
8.5 oz (240 g) Spelt malt
8.5 oz (240 g) Vienna malt

HOPS AND ADDITIONS SCHEDULE

0.32 oz (9 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 60 minutes, or any bittering hops targeting 10 IBUs

DIRECTIONS

“For this beer I prefer a high single-infustion mash to leave some backbone for the aggressive ingredient addition—155°F (68.3°C) should do.”

YEAST

“Primary with a neutral saison strain such as Dupont and some Brett. Then add your house sour culture (or one from a lab after waking it up with a starter) while aging 6–12 months.

BREWER’S NOTES

“Add 2.7 oz (76 g) of dried ginger root in your 5-gallon vessel. Age 1–2 weeks and then package!”

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