Let's make some beer - Single Malt Scotch Porter

I'm pretty sure that without homebrewing, Hertzbier wouldn't exist at all. When this idea started to take form, we wanted to go after faster fermentation for homebrewers, that was the goal. Wireless power made sense for carboys, since the idea of opening up the airlock to take a device in and out for charging violated just about every rule we knew of. We haven't explored the Symphony for homebrewing to near the extent that we anticipated, and that's a damn shame. Certainly aging on oak chips, dry-hopping, and barrel-aging are all opportunities for brewers to explore. Now that we've got some working prototypes in-house, time to try it.

Time to start testing.

Time to start testing.

By far my favorite homebrew creation to date has been the "Single Malt Scotch Porter". This beer features a smoked porter base and the addition of scotch-soaked hickory chips, and the scotch should be a peaty Islay (Finlaggan's from Traders being the best value for blending that we've found so far). We didn't have a goal for quantifying the impact on our homebrew (in fact, we'd love to hear from you about what tests and performance metrics would be of interest for future testing...please leave us a comment!), but we let the Symphony rip throughout the entire process, both in the primary and secondary. 

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