Koduõlu | 8,6 % | 10 IBU | release: 07.02.2020
This is our collab with Pihtla õlu , Estonia’s oldest microbrewery. We traveled all the way there to make an authentic Estonian farmhouse beer called koduõlu.
The brew day started with picking juniper branches to infuse our mashing water. Normally they only use malted barley for this style, but for this collaboration we decided to add some rye and crystal rye malt.
A few big differences with modern day beer is that the beer isn’t boiled at all. By doing this you have way more proteins in the final beer which gives it a unique thick mouthfeel. The used grains also come through way more than with boiled beer.
The hops (Tettnang and Hersbrucker) were first boiled in an amount of water to set some kind of hop tea and than added to the wort. Don’t expect a hoppy beer at all… Final bitterness is somewhere around 10 IBU.
Last but not least the beer is fermented with baker’s yeast.
Artwork by Daniella Provost