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Video Tip: Brewing Dark Beers of Small Strength but Big Character

You can brew rich, full-bodied stouts without going high on ABV. Jonathan Moxey, head brewer at Rockwell, explains how to build and balance a layered grist for a lower-strength dark beer.

Jonathan Moxey Aug 19, 2020

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Rockwell Beer in St. Louis, Missouri, has a penchant for mid-strength beers of great character, such as its best-selling Passing Clouds witbier, its GABF-medal-winning Stand By pilsner, and its foeder-aged lagers.

In this 49-minute video course, head brewer Jonathan Moxey digs into the recipe choices and technical aspects of brewing great session-strength beers, including:

  • The key elements of session beer
  • Building grists for beers of high drinkability
  • Selecting hops and keeping bitterness in balance
  • Choosing yeasts as part of the whole
  • Water adjustments
  • Careful spicing and adjuncts
  • The ideas and process behind Passing Clouds witbier

And much more.

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