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Parti-gyle Beer Experiment

When you make a lot of wort, do you think to yourself that you could brew more than one beer with it? That’s what I thought. For my Jar of Destiny beer, I brewed more wort than I needed for the high gravity Belgian Tripel. Using only a portion of that wort, I had enough left over for a one gallon experimental batch. Learn more about what I brewed in this Parti-gyle Beer Experiment video:

Parti-gyle Beer Details

So, on the Belgian Tripel brew day, I made my typical amount of wort. Because of the need for a 1.085 gravity starting point and the lack of needing 5 US gallons of Jar of Destiny beer, I only used 5/7th of the available wort.

The 2/7th I had left over is what I used for this experimental beer.

The wort was built off of Pilsner malt and some Flaked Wheat. With the 2 gallon of wort, I boiled it for 60 minutes and added 3 ounces of Mosiac hops and 1 ounce of El Dorado hops at flameout. After the hops were added, I chilled my beer to room temperature. Once the wort was cooled, I added a dose of yeast I collected after my Cosmic Punch NEIPA. With the hops and the yeast added, I was hoping for hoppy greatness.

What Did We Learn?

This beer has a hazy look and a light blonde color to it. Its appearance screamed out a juicy bomb of a beer.

The aroma, to me, had a note of baby aspirin – a soft orange, creamsicle smell that reminded me of childhood.

The taste, well, it is different from the aroma. There is papaya and mango but a strong bite from the hops. I used too much. I don’t think the wort was strong enough to handle the amount of hops I put in it. Next time, less hops, more enjoyment.

The experiment was fun but not overly successful. The real success came from building a starter for another beer that I have ready to keg and taste soon enough.

I will try this parti-gyle beer experiment again but with less hops.



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  1. The aspirin taste definitely doesn’t sound too inviting, but for a not so successful batch, it looks pretty good already. I’m definitely going to add this on my list of beer experiments as well, sounds like a handy thing to master.

  2. How about creamsicle? I was trying to describe the soft orange scent from confections rather than the fruit itself. It’s all good – thanks for the comment.

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