Wit Beer and Gentle Lager with Larry Horwitz – BeerSmith Podcast #285






This week I welcome Larry Horwitz, the pinnacle brewer from Crooked Hammock to debate Wit Beer and Gentle Lager brewing.

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Subjects in This Week’s Episode (52:17)

  • This week I welcome Larry Horwitz. Larry is the pinnacle brewer at Crooked Hammock Brewery. Larry has served as a board member for the Brewer’s Affiliation and President of the MBAA for 2 districts. He chairs the Draft Beer High quality Subcommittee for the BA, and is a decide for each GABF and the World Beer cup.
  • Larry begins with a short dialogue of his background in brewing which spans some 30+ years.
  • We begin with a dialogue on Wit beer and what makes the Wit model distinctive from different Belgian and Continental beers.
  • Larry explains the usage of unmalted wheat and oats and the way the add physique and character to the model.
  • We talk about yeast, and his choice for a extra phenolic wit yeast and taste in his Broad Eyed Wit beer.
  • Larry finishes the Wit dialogue by explaining his preferences for hops and spices.
  • We swap over to the Gentle Lager model and Larry explains how a lightweight lager is completely different than a typical Pilsner.
  • He explains how he retains the calorie depend low and the attenuation excessive when brewing a lightweight lager.
  • We speak about his most well-liked Weinstephan yeast and the way fermentation is totally vital for this model.
  • Larry spends a couple of minutes telling us about Crooked Hammer’s places and some of the opposite beers he brews.

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