In this episode, Stubby had just returned from a trip to Germany where he had a few beer related adventures with Fritz Rahr of Rahr and Sons Brewing, including a trip to the Weyerman anniversary party, Rahr winning a bronze medal at the Euro Beer Star Awards for their Oktoberfest bronze medal, plenty of Krombacher pils, and of course, a few potato pancakes. We also continue discussing Big Beer buyouts in the craft beer industry and now the homebrew industry.
Plus, in the second half we try a series of weizenbocks where we split out a single 5 gallon Brewing Classic Styles recipe with Mangrove Jack Bavarian Wheat, Lallemande Munich, Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen, Wyeast 3056 Bavarian Wheat, and Safbrew WB-06. Which we also compare against some German examples.
In this episode, we have Austin Schumacher and Chase Leftwich from Texmalt in studio to talk about their work and products. Texmalt is a new and local maltster located here in Fort Worth, TX that believes in demanding the highest quality locally sourced barley and other grains for malt production that ends up in the mash tuns of local and regional craft breweries. All while maintaining full transparency throughout all levels of production from grain source, to finished malt quality.