While the normal process is to add special ingredients on the cold side, in this video tip of the week Evan Watson of Plan Bee Farm Brewery makes a compelling case for why you should add everything from herbs to fruit into your coolship during the initial fermentation period.
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
- 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!