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Lagering in Keller
|Posted by Jason on 2022-05-26 01:45:50|
|Spot on, I spent quite a bit of time in Ulm and Kronenbrauerei is very proud of its upholding of 'tradition' by harvesting ice to maintain the temperature of their fermentation cellars. And yes, average beers. |
As a general rule, breweries have modern steel fermentation vessels these days so why would you go to all that effort for a product that may well be inferior more often than not? It's not simply about filling barrels and leaving them, you'd need special huge barrels a bit like those in Pilsner Urquell. Which means you'd need to pitch and re-pitch them on site. The whole thing would cost a fortune.
Further, you'd massively increase the risk of spoilage as the wort is taken from a completely sanitized environment into a completely unsanitized environment, in general, but especially the barrels themselves and the risks associated with open fermentation.
It's for these reasons that Hausbrauer beer is interesting on a tiny scale - it produces inconsistencies that make it worthwhile to the enthusiast. But for the brewer wanting to make a consistent product it's better to use the technology.
|Lagering in Keller by Jason on 2022-05-26 02:01:22|
|Lagering in Keller by Andrew H on 2022-05-26 07:17:59|
|Lagering in Keller by Rob Sterowski on 2022-05-26 08:09:03|
|Lagering in Keller by Jason on 2022-05-27 02:11:54|
|Lagering in Keller by AndyH on 2022-05-27 02:26:59|
|Lagering in Keller by Jason on 2022-05-31 09:44:50|