With summer approaching, I began plans for a Higher-Heat Homebrew (HHH), aka, TRIPLE H!
My house can get sweltering in the summer. The kitchen can be hotter than outside, and keep the heat in.
As mentioned with Homebrew #2, I can somewhat control the temperature in the living room, which has air conditioning. That said, I don’t want to run the AC at 20 C or lower… I’d freeze my bits off in here.
First thing I did was look for a yeast with a higher (recommended) fermentation temperature, something I could keep at 22 C at least.
I settled on Safale K-97, which can tolerate and ferment well at around 22 C.
Maybe I should’ve picked Kveik yeast, which can tolerate much higher temps, and I don’t know why I didn’t (maybe I didn’t see it on the online store at the time).
Next, I did a search for a recipe on Brewer’s Friend, using this yeast as search criteria.
Eventually, I settled on “To Helles and Bock“. This was to be Homebrew #3, and the first one without a “kit”.
I found and ordered most of the ingredients in the recipe. In total, I spent $56.68 on this recipe’s ingredients. I did have to make one substitution: I didn’t see Briess Munich LME, so I got Briess Sparkling Amber LME instead. Close enough? Maybe? We’ll find out, lol…