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Video Tip: Determining When to Add Farmed Ingredients to Your Beer

Join Plan Bee Farm Brewery owners Evan and Emily Watson on their 25-acre farm to learn about when it's best to add special ingredients to your beer to impact aroma and flavor in a positive way.

In this video tip Evan Watson guides you through determing what you have access to and when it's appropriate to add it to your beer. Depending on the ingredient you might want add it early during the boil or during fermentation. This can affect flavor and aroma and so much more.

Farming for Beer with Plan Bee Farm Brewery
Join Plan Bee Farm Brewery owners Evan and Emily Watson on their 25-acre farm in Poughkeepsie, NY as they guide you through farm brewing. In this video course (which includes more than 70 minutes of video), they cover sourcing ingredients, brewing procedures, cellaring their beer, cultivating wild yeast, beekeeping, foraging on the farm, and even the challenges of launching a farm brewery.

About this course:

In 2015, Emily and Evan Watson moved to a 25-acre farm in Poughkeepsie, NY. The location features an original 3-story 1830's barn which fully renovated houses their stainless steel 10BBL steam-fire brewhouse, local HV open oak fermenters, coolship, and a barrel aged sanctuary for wild, 100% NY ingredient farmhouse & sour beers tied directly to the farm & the Hudson Valley. In this video course, they will cover:

  • How we got started
  • Our brewing philosophy
  • Sourcing ingredients
  • Brewing procedures
  • Cellaring our beer
  • Cultivating our wild yeast
  • Beekeeping
  • Foraging on the farm

As they go through each step of farm brewing, they cover:
- How do they plant, treat, and harvest
- When do they add it to the brewing process and why
- Ways that someone could do something similar in more urban environments
- How do you tweak recipes to highlight the added ingredient

This video course includes over 70 minutes of video and 4 brewing recipes!

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