Recently we have decided to tweak two of our core range recipes to improve them further. We've reincarnated Livewire after putting it to sleep when it got overtaken by Werrrd! and Above The Clouds. The base malt has been changed to feature a small helping of oats, a touch more chlorides and a higher mash temp as a starting point. The hop trio has stayed the same but quantities and timings have changed. Simcoe still dominates but the Waimea additions have been increased to bring more pine and tangelo fruits. Cascade is still there to do what it does best, make everything better. We're dry hopping it tomorrow with Simcoe and Waimea and will see what our new recipe tastes like mid next week.
The second tweak is with our lager Edison. A beer that we don't drink as much as we should as we're unapologetically in love with hop forward beers. We're guilty of trying to improve the beers we want to drink more than some in the range and this rehaul has been long overdue.
We've changed the malt base to roughly 60% Pilsner and 40% lager where as before the Pilsner malt only made up a small amount. We've opted for more Pilsner malt because at the end of the day it's a Pilsner. We want that classic fuller feel from the malt and with it brings a greater head retention allowing the clean malt and hop aromas to jump from the glass. The beer is even crisper as we have lowered our fermentation temperature to where we've found our yeast to be happier and then cold condition this beer for atleast 4 weeks at just below 0 degrees.
This is where we currently are at Electric Bear and we hope to keep improving our range and increasing the amount we have to offer
As always, cheers