Beet/Crystal Malt Experiment 27.09.15

I had a half vial of yeast, some crystal 40L, and a huge two dollar bag of beets lying around.


This strange liquid is made using 125g Crystal 40L, which was steeped in 70C water for 15 minutes, to which six peeled and sliced beets were added, along with more water. It was boiled for 15 minutes after throwing in 125g of table sugar. The resulting wort, which measured somewhere around 1.045 OG, was placed into a sanitized Erlenmeyer flask, cooled, and a half vial of Belgian strong ale yeast was pitched. I’m expecting it to yield at least a single 750mL bottle. How will it taste? It will definitely be sweet, but other than that? Only time will tell.


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