Likely most of you have not even heard of Festabrew. It’s an Ontario made product that is only available in certain regions in the US. But where I am it is how most of us start out in beer making.
Here is a link:http://www.magnotta.com/festabrew/
Basically it is 23l of pasteurized wort from a craft brewery, ready to pitch. Packaging is similar to a wine kit.
The quality is pretty solid, but styles are limited. There are some basic things you can do to them to be creative. Dry hopping, changin yeasts etc.
Here is a link to their “Brewer’s Matrix” if you want to try blending 2 worts:http://www.barleyandgrapes.com/document ... Matrix.pdf
I’d ove to hear some creative ideas of how to doctor already pitchable wort when limited by number of styles etc.
Since I don’t have as much time to brew these days I am planning to do some Festa Trials with various hops / yeast / fermentations.
I was thinking instead of just dry hopping, maybe taking some of the wort and steeping hops in it for flavor, or boiling it for more bitterness.