« on: February 20, 2015, 09:59:05 AM »
So the #1 example of the style is bitburger lite (hmmm German? ). It's not available around here, but a little sulfur in it wouldn't surprise me.
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Which ska beer is that? Would like to try a commercial example with el dorado, hopefully I can get it in kc. I made a blonde with it a few weeks ago. Definitely interesting flavor a lot of honeydew Melon, but its still a little green.fmader, I'm trying to find places to use el Dorado to get rid of the # I bought last year.
I'll take them!
We got sent a pound to play with when they were new a couple seasons ago. Made a single-hop pale ale that went over very well. I agree with the growing consensus here - very fruity, but stone fruits more than tropical character. Maybe a little bit of strawberry, according to my notes, and some resiny "hoppy" undertones.
We (being Ska) have a beer out now that's all El Dorado and Galaxy, and it's selling gangbusters.
I would have to say that's probably a little overpitched. I like to pitch a little high and take it easy with the oxygen for the few Belgians I make.So the general consensus is to start in the mid 60s and raise up. Anyone play with pitching rates or oxygen rates?
My house saison is 1 pack into 3 gallons of 1.040 wort, FWIW.
There is one other thing I forgot to mention - I usually target a mash pH in the low end of the range (5.2-5.3) to really help drive the crisp acidity that this yeast produces.