|Partigyle is an old techniqe that give|
you multiple batches of beer from one
grist. It maximizes production.
|photo credit lakelandbrewersguild.org|
We will be documenting and shooting video of the process. So make sure you check back. And I will post the recipes over in the recipe area soon. The key thing here is learning to plan a partigyle, and learning that a partigyle is not rocket science. It is a tool you can incorporate to make more beer in less time. It does not double the length of your brew day if you have two heat sources capable of boiling wort. And we do... In this case, it will only add about 30 minutes to our brew day.
We will also be teaching you some of the tricks we have learned along the way. Tricks for adjusting color, flavor, and gravity. Tricks for planning and timing. It should be a lot of fun.
Here are some classic partigyle combinations.
Tripel and Blonde / Belgian Lager / Belgian Pale Ale
Belgian Blonde and Patersbier
Imperial Stout and Brown Ale / Steam Beer / Black Lager
Stout and Mild / Amber Lager
Imperial IPA and Blonde Ale / Standard IPA / Premium Lager
Barleywine and Amber
English Barleywine and Irish Red
Wheat wine and any kind of sour / or wheaten saison
Normal Gravity IPA (1.060ish) and Yeast starter
|This is an online partigyle calculator that we have found to be pretty accurate.|
Make sure you use pre boil gravities.
The most effective partigyle procedure I have seen is kind of a hybrid technique. We will display it for you on Sunday. It is kind of a combination batch and fly sparge. and it is really effective at rinsing out all of the sugars. Basically you add enough water to slightly cover the grains and let them sit for 10 minutes. Then you fly sparge to volume. Believe me you will get the sugars out doing it this way. By the way if you really know what you are doing with fly sparging, You can just head straight into your gyle... well show you that in a couple of weeks. And that is crazy fast way to partigyle.
So tune in early next week for an update on how to partigyle...