Bosnian Beermaking


This weekend I made beer with a Bosnian Filmmaker. It was pretty cool. Since there is a lot of downtime waiting for your pot of wort (what you call beer before it becomes alcoholic, pronounced “wert”) to come to a boil we had a lot of time to talk. I showed him a video I had made and talked about a few more. He wasn’t that interested in talking about the specifics of my work but more about the over-arching structures of storytelling in general and how my stuff doesn’t relate to it very well.

Oh well… The best way to become a filmmaker is to pick up a camera and do it. You could say the same about making beer. So why don’t you try it! I have included here a recipe for the best batch of beer I have ever made. It is an Imperial Stout (get it?) and I can guarantee that if you like dark beer, this one will be mighty tasty.

So what are you waiting for? This is the 21st century, if you don’t live near a brewing supply store go on that thing called the internet and order what you need! You won’t regret it.

Barrel Chested Palpatine

  • ~1/2 lb. Chocolate Malt 
  • ~1/2 lb. Non-Malted Barley
  • 3 Cans, 3.3 lbs. Coopers Amber Malt Extract
  • 2 oz. Chinook Hop Pellets
  • 2 oz. Cascade Hop Pellets
  • 11g Windsor English Ale Yeast

Place Grain into 2 Gallons of cold water and bring to a boil. Just before it begins to boil remove the grain from the pot. Add Malt Extract and bring back to a boil. For 50 minutes, boil 2oz. of Chinook Hops and 1/2oz. of Cascade Hops. Add remaining Cascade Hops for 10 more minutes. Sparge.

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2 Responses to “Bosnian Beermaking”

  1. Thanks for this informative post. Im pretty sure that many people searching information at this topic . Btw nice blog.

  2. […] I made beer. The last batch was made in January for my brother in law’s wedding using my favorite recipe. You should try […]

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