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Keeping It Simple: What Monks Can Teach Us About Brewing

  • Speaker:
  • Stan Hieronymus
  • Track: Historical
  • Homebrew Con 2014
  • Grand Rapids, MI

When Brother Antoine was in charge of brewing at Rochefort, he said: “Two of the pale malts, two of the sugars, two hop varieties, two yeast strains . . . two of this and two of that . . . we like to keep it simple.” That approach produces amazingly complex beers. In this session, we’ll go step by step through the brewing process for a single Trappist beer, and also examine how this simple philosophy can be applied to brewing other styles.