Sunday, January 29, 2012

darkness and strawberries

Will and Jeff went shopping today.  We have all of the ingredients for Khoyshekh (aka Dunkleweizen) and Strawberry Blonde (AKA, we don't have a name for it yet).  Brewing to start in Feb.  These are the first 2 for Mike's wedding.... followed by... an IPA and Kipuka?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

granga chuck

first bottles of granny smith cider were opened tonight. lightly carbonated, nice golden color and antarty apple flavor.... success!! coming soon: grammy crisp results

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Khoyshekh (Yiddish for darkness) is designed.  It will be a dark wheat/Dunkelweizen:

Buried Castle brewers Jeff and William traveled to Sly Fox Brewery for Yani's birthday celebration.  Aside from helping Yani mark the event, we also sampled several Sly Fox offerings, including their Dunkel Weisse.  Khoyshekh is inspired by their dark wheat ale.  It's a malty, sweet beer made with Weiphenstephan Weizan yeast to give it banana and clove esters.  Translated from Yiddish, Khoyshekh means Darkness.  Khoyshekh is expected to be one of the selections for Mike's wedding this June.

Recipe at

Brewing set to begin mid February

Saturday, January 14, 2012

fintster veyts or khoyshekh

The dunkelweizen recipe is ready... the name is not.  Two possibilities coming from yiddish:  fintster veyts (dark wheat) or khoysekh (darkness).

Sunday, January 8, 2012


granny smith and granny smith/honey crisp ciders are bottled... initial tasting is promising,m 2 weeks to wait for first taste