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Failure is our greatest teacher (or something like that). Since the reincarnation of Third Leap, I have been diligently working toward realizing two beer concepts locked away in the deep corners of my mind; a farmhouse ale and a table ale. To date, I have brewed three versions of each, with the table ale being…(Read More)

Table Ale #2 was the second attempt at realizing my perfect summer session beer. Brewed in February with Flynn, this iteration featured six major recipe/process changes from batch #1. Change outcomes and abbreviated tasting notes can be found below. Higher mash temperature Jumping the mash temperature from 144°F to 160°F should have…(Read More)

Table Ale #3

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While the table ale has been trending in the right direction, it is still a work in progress. Batch #1 was underwhelming; lacking bitterness, carbonation, and depth of flavor. After making changes to the recipe, water chemistry, and mash/fermentation temperatures, batch #2 (tasting notes forthcoming) was more in line with my vision. However, despite…(Read More)

The vision behind the table ale is a sessionable (4% ABV or less), light bodied, clean blonde ale ldth noticeable hop character. Or in other words, the ideal summer beer! The foundation for the initial recipe was built from Farmhouse Ales Grisette recipe and supplemented with information found for Tree House Eureka! (hoppy blonde ale…(Read More)

Table Ale #2

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The first attempt at a table ale was underwhelming but provided enough substance to build upon for the next iteration. I typically try to limit the number of changes in subsequent batches to one or two (tops), but for this second version I implemented (gasp!) six: Higher mash temperature (increase FG and body) Lower fermentation…(Read More)

Table Ale #1

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Despite not being much of a wine drinker, I have always been enamored with the concept of table wine. And no, I’m not taking about the European Union wine regulation’s definition of table wine, but rather an everyday, easy drinking, nothing special, low alcohol wine. A go-to wine, if you must. That…(Read More)

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