Licorice squared

Yesterday at Ustick Brewing.

We have been wanting to create a licorice rye for some time.

Black Cat Licorice Rye is an all grain concoction. Tyler found a rye recipe and we cut back on hops and added 2 pounds of  liquefied licorice candy. Gravity readings predict 10% alcohol or better.

 

 

 

CHAT NOIR The all grain process left us with an opportunity to try a second run through the grains. another 5 gallons of water through the mash gave us a low gravity around 3 (only 2% potential alcohol) so We added a quart of corn syrup. We were out of licorice. So I hit the grocery store for a bottle of anise seed and Caraway seed. and Chat Noir was born.

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