Santa’s Little Brother 

This is a English Bitter I made using the parti-gyle technique when I made this year’s Christmas beer, a barley wine called…Santa’s Little Helper. Parti-gale is a technique where you run off a second batch of wort when making a high gravity beer like a barley wine. 

I’d never tried it before so I thought, why not. I like the idea of two batches of beer for the price of one. Now that I’ve tried it I probably wouldn’t do it again. It took forever!

The resulting beer is…OK. It’s a bit too bitter. A bit too harshly bitter. I’ll drink it again because I have a keg of it but if I’d bought it I probably wouldn’t buy, and drink it again. 

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