Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Elder has topped Zymurgy Magazine’s Best Beers in America List for a good number of years.
It’s worth noting, that generally speaking, More Beer has a difficult time keeping this kit in stock. If it’s available and you’re wanting to brew it… I’d suggest picking it up while it’s around.
I brewed the All Grain version of this beer.
Crushing the grain with my Barley Crusher Mill
This was my first full scale brew in the bag batch. I’ve brewed a lot of smaller batches BIAB and I love it. I used More Beer’s 29 x 29 drawstring bag, which fits great in my 10 gallon Blichmann BoilerMaker kettle. All the math worked out, but I was a little on the nervous side seeing just how little space I had left over prior to adding grain.
Whole Cascade Hop Cones in the mash. I love this picture.
I’m not big on superlatives or favorites. I will use both, but I hesitate. I can’t definitively say that this is the best beer that has ever come out of my homebrewery. I can’t remember them all. This has to rate highly though, if it’s not at the top, I’d like to have more of the beers that have bested it.
What I can definitively tell you is this… This beer turned out amazingly well. Lots of hop flavor and aroma. It is delicious. I can highly recommend this beer.
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