Special treat time. Even more detailed instructions of how to brew Harp Lager. You've no excuse for not brewing it now.
It was quite a long process. Ten and a half hours from mash tun to fermenter. Take a look:
With a fermentation temperature of 43-47º F, I think we can be pretty sure it was a bottom-fermenting yeast.
The bunging and lagering process looks - if I dare use the word - pretty traditional. And, interestingly, seems to have carbonated the beer without the need for force carbonation. I wonder if they still do this today? No, I don't think so either.
The Spontaneous Files: Solera Brewery - I finish up my discussion of spontaneous fermentation with Solera Brewery, which sits on the hem of Mount Hood as it spreads out toward the Columbia Gorge....
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