Being the first of the month I wanted to get some beers going. I had wanted to make a Gose for a long time now, even more after trying Sam Adam's 26.2. I have also been threatening Lisa for years about making a pickle beer. Lisa absolutely hates pickles, she likes cucumbers and fermented things, but not pickles.
So for April Fools day, I have brewed a pickle beer!
A traditional Gose is usually barley based, spiced with salt and coriander, and finished by lacto fermentation. This pickle beer is slightly different with a bit of salt, peppercorns, and dill. I made a "starter" with the cultures from 3 different kombucha bottles. I'm going to let this do its thing for a day or two, then sprinkle in a little CBC-1 bottling yeast to help finish it out.
I was in the middle of the boil when Lisa walked in the door- perfect timing. She yelled "divorce before marriage!" as it has become tradition when discussing pickle beer. After a small complaint about me actually making a pickle beer, I said she'll feel better about it after she tries a pickle beer. "Oh that's an old wives' tale!" she responded.
"No, its a New Husbands' tale"
Onto the pictures and recipe:
Divorce Before Marriage Gose
2 Liters of water (its a small batch)
145 g pale malt extract
35 g sugar
3 Tsp Himalayan salt
1/2 Tsp pepper corns
3 sprigs of dill
Kombucha culture- or a lacto culture