Saturday the 8th of March we had a special guest come and brew a small batch with us at Gourmet Bryggeriet / Ølfabrikken.
Jens Ungstrup celebrating his 10,000th documented beer rating on the infamous beer rating site ratebeer.com, he is the first on ratebeer to reach so many ratings. As a brewer I have always respected Jens's ratings as they are thoughtful and honest. All 10,000 of them!
I have spent time with Jens seeing him on a rate rampage believe me he is very commited to seeking out new beer to rate, he is hardcore!
We promised to brew him a beer which strangely enough fell on Gourmet Bryggeriet's 1001th brew... so another milestone was passed that day as well. He asked for a smoked barley wine, thats what he got...
The beer ...
330 kgs Pilsner malt
100 kg Weyermann Smoked malt
25 kg Castle malting's peated smoked malt
25 kg Thomas fawcett Crystal malt
Bittering (60 mins of boiling) 2 kg Chinook hops
Flavor / Aroma (15 mins) Mt. Hood hops
50 kg Brown sugar in kettle full.
Wyeast London Ale
Orginal Gravity: 24 plato
Final gravity (Still fermenting today it was down to 9 plato)
in the fermenter we put 1000 liters of cold wort.
I will update the beer as it is finishing up.
This beer will be given to Jens to celebrate how he likes! I hope Im invited to the party...