Dust N' Bones
American Pale AleHomebrew Series
Named after the well known Guns N' Roses song, "Dust N' Bones" was a one-off batch that got me hooked on beer brewing. Despite being already packed with American hops, half of this was also dry hopped with Romanian wild hops as an experiment.View on Untappd
Last brewedMarch 19th, 2017
MaltsPale, CaraPils, Melanoidin, Caramel
HopsCitra, Romanian Wild Hops
YeastWyeast American Ale #1056
My first ever all-grain beer, this was quite the adventure to brew. Having done plenty of research beforehand, I built myself a DIY mash tun out of a water cooler and fitted it with a proper metal tap and copper pipe bottom drain for filtering out the wort from the grains. This enabled me to mash enough grains so that I would end up with about 10l worth of beer once it was all said and done. Using an online recipe, I did everything by the book right up until the point when I decided to experiment with some wild hops I picked up on my last visit home in Romania. The hop cones were already half dried but still had enough yellow lupulin in them to give my beer that extra personal touch. I even saved a bottle for about 8 month to see how the taste would change over time. By that point any hoppiness was already long gone, but the beer itself tasted almost like a barley wine; very piney and even with hints of honey.
This is a homebrewed beer that is not available for sale or distribution of any kind. It was brewed at home in small quantities to be shared only with family and friends simply out of passion for the craft and as a tribute to the music that inspired it.