Award Winner!!! 2nd Place Best Of Show 2013 Arapahoe County Fair Battle of the Homebrews.
I declared that I was going to try to brew all-grain batches in all the BJCP Categories that I have not brewed in (see SheppyBrew Styles
). Category 5 Bock was one of those missing styles because I had not brewed an all-grain version.
Helles in a Hand Bock-sket is my Bock category recipe from the 5A. Maibock/Helles Bock
The recipe is very simple, using only German Pilsner and Munich malts along with some Magnum hops for bittering. It uses harvested WLP830 German Lager
yeast from Khazad-dûm Black Lager
, and is the conclusion of my German lager trilogy.
The result will be a big, rich, clean, smooth light colored beer. I am planning on brewing this early March and should be trying it by June. I hope to put some of this away to age and try from time to time.
You can read more about this beer on my blog by checking out: http://blog.ericshepard.com/search/label/Hand%20Bock-sket
Not that anyone will buy any, but I created a bumper sticker in my Zazzle store
for this beer. I shared this page on the SheppyBrew facebook page
with a comment "Will drink in May". One of my facebook friends noted that "Will drink in May" sounded like a statement or like and event. It reminded her of "will work for food" only not "so sad or needy". She thought I should make a bumper sticker.
So I did. Feel free to visit my Zazzle Store
and purchase one: http://www.zazzle.com/will_drink_in_may-128047045716631474
Or don't ... either way.
Entered this beer into the 2013 Arapahoe County Fair Battle of the Homebrews. It got 2nd place in the Best Of Show competition, which makes me very happy.