Beer from the Black Lodge

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Beer from the Black Lodge

Post by bellebouche » Sat May 12, 2012 11:54 am

"Let's Rock!"

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Black lodge by adrianfoden, on Flickr

A beer from the black lodge? Sure. Why not.

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the owls are not what they seem by adrianfoden, on Flickr

Grain bill - meh, unimportant. It's the secret sauce that counts...

"What kind of trees do have around here?"

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spruce tips by adrianfoden, on Flickr


A beer for twin peaks has to feature... Trees, Cherries, Damn fine coffee and the liquid dark heart of Windom Earl.

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magic ingredients by adrianfoden, on Flickr

And this pure filth. Gotta have it.
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the dark black soul of windom earl by adrianfoden, on Flickr

If you can't actually get to the Black Lodge for your own jar then some Dark Belgian Candi syrup is a suitable alternative.

Now, were starting to cook...
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Boiling up twin peaks black lodge beer by adrianfoden, on Flickr

In goes some more secret sauce...
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the liquid black heart of windom earl by adrianfoden, on Flickr

and finally, into the FV after the chill. Eight double espressos of Damn Fine coffee.

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after eight. geddit by adrianfoden, on Flickr

That's it. For now.

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Re: Beer from the Black Lodge

Post by TheMumbler » Sat May 12, 2012 12:00 pm

:D

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Re: Beer from the Black Lodge

Post by leedsbrew » Sun May 13, 2012 1:52 am

mental! i love it! :D

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Re: Beer from the Black Lodge

Post by WishboneBrewery » Sun May 13, 2012 7:46 am

You'll be serving the beer with a cocktail umbrella and a caramelised biscuit?
I like coffee but I don't think it really likes me in bigger measures!

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Re: Beer from the Black Lodge

Post by bellebouche » Sun May 13, 2012 4:32 pm

leedsbrew wrote:mental! i love it! :D
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Thankyou!

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Re: Beer from the Black Lodge

Post by stevetk189 » Sun May 13, 2012 9:24 pm

Bellebouche, we're in a similar neck of the woods in France, I've tried PM'ing you a couple of times but no reply. Great looking, inspiring brew here, would love to bottle swap etc etc etc with other brewers over here - why you no reply?
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Post by Zephiacus » Sun May 13, 2012 9:37 pm

Great pics man!

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Post by bellebouche » Mon May 14, 2012 1:21 pm

stevetk189 wrote:Bellebouche, we're in a similar neck of the woods in France, I've tried PM'ing you a couple of times but no reply. Great looking, inspiring brew here, would love to bottle swap etc etc etc with other brewers over here - why you no reply?
Ooh. Nothing in my pm box on this forum from you! Let me send you one as a test.

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Re: Beer from the Black Lodge

Post by stevetk189 » Mon May 14, 2012 3:29 pm

bellebouche wrote:
stevetk189 wrote:Bellebouche, we're in a similar neck of the woods in France, I've tried PM'ing you a couple of times but no reply. Great looking, inspiring brew here, would love to bottle swap etc etc etc with other brewers over here - why you no reply?
Ooh. Nothing in my pm box on this forum from you! Let me send you one as a test.
PM resheeved bien :)
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Re: Beer from the Black Lodge

Post by monkeyboy » Wed May 16, 2012 10:23 am

Ah Twin Peaks. That's a blast from the past. Completely compelling and utterly bonkers. Bit like the beer you've made :)
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Re: Beer from the Black Lodge

Post by Padalac » Sat May 19, 2012 12:58 pm

woah! i wanna try this :)

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Re: Beer from the Black Lodge

Post by bellebouche » Sat May 19, 2012 9:15 pm

monkeyboy wrote:Ah Twin Peaks. That's a blast from the past. Completely compelling and utterly bonkers. Bit like the beer you've made :)
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Yeah, well... sometimes my arms bend back . It was a bit of a beast. Put in on some Nottingham yeast (a first for me) and it promptly climbed out of the FV. Made a mess. Had to put a blowoff tube into a demijon and it thrashed away for 4 days. Very active ferment. It's been quiet for a while so have put it in a warmer room to finish off. Had a cheeky sip before moving it and the prominent flavour is of the coffee. The pine is there... but very subtle.

Some more brewday pics before I carry on with this.

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what are those trees you have around here by adrianfoden, on Flickr

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spruce tips added to the boiling wort by adrianfoden, on Flickr

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aftermath by adrianfoden, on Flickr

have decided to dry hop with chinook. More pics when it happens!

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Re: Beer from the Black Lodge

Post by charliefarley » Tue May 22, 2012 2:52 pm

You sir are a loon.

Coffee, Xmas trees, treacle? Cherries?

Why I have never thought of that before I just don't know...

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Re: Beer from the Black Lodge

Post by bellebouche » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:55 pm

2016 REBREW

Coming back to this post after a long time... twin peaks returns! My last batch from 2012 ran out after four years... so I rebrewed it last year - same ingredients... slightly tweaked

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This time Vietnamese coffee... but still using it as fresh-brewed espresso... a far more astringent addition than cold-steeped extract or grounds-in-secondary.

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and six months later... it's now drinking superbly well.

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