Ale Royale batch#1

Ale Royale is an experimental batch of California Wild Ale. After harvesting wild yeast from a batch of spontaneously fermented hard apple cider from trees on my property, I inoculated the wort from a starter I built up over a couple days. I brewed the beer over 2 weekends to create about 15 gallons. The grain was 40% wheat and 60% barley. I used a turbid mash schedule and let the beer cool down overnight open. I pitched the yeast in the morning. The original gravity was 1.082. After 3 weeks its down to 1.025. Its ready to put into a new 15 gallon oak barrel from the Barrel Mill, where it will age for 1 year.

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