The Perfect Keg: Sowing, Scything, Malting and Brewing My Way to the Best-Ever Pint of Beer

The Perfect Keg: Sowing, Scything, Malting and Brewing My Way to the Best-Ever Pint of Beer

Ian Coutts


The ideal keg. full of ideal beer. A symphony of flavors within the mouth. the ideal mix of candy and sour. The fluid in that keg represents a year’s paintings. truly brewing it took a number of weeks. yet to make it actually the ideal keg, Ian Coutts needed to move correct again to basics. This beer didn’t begin with a beer-making equipment, that is what such a lot homebrewers use. And it didn’t depend on pre-roasted commercial malt, that is how advertisement brewers vast and small do it. Coutts made his personal malt, aerating rainy barley with an aquarium bubbler and blasting it with a hair dryer. in fact, to do this he wanted barley. So he grew his personal. Hops, too. Yeast, he went out and captured. and that is it. With this beer, the single ingredients are wisdom and heritage. there have been lots of adventures, misadventures, and missteps alongside the way in which, yet Ian writes approximately them with humor and aplomb, together with his personal recipes and people of individuals he labored with within the brewing strategy, proving it’s attainable to make the right keg of completely ordinary beer in a single year.

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