Episode 170: Jonathan Moxey of Rockwell is a Friend of the Foeder
Jonathan Moxey cut his teeth at St. Louis craft trailblazer Perennial Artisan Ales before leaving in 2018 to head the brewing program at Rockwell Beer (https://www.rockwellbeer.com). Over the years, he's developed a love for finely tuned mixed-fermentation, wood aging, session beer, and lager—all things for which he’s developed different but equally compelling takes in his new digs.
In this episode, Moxey discusses:
Designing Baltic porter for aging and conditioning in a foeder
The clearing effect of fermenting in wood
Building bigger beers while downplaying ethanol expression
Yeast choices in high-gravity lagers
Maintaining proper fermentation health
Building complex malt layers in big, dark beers
Developing unique beer character by using unique Brett strains
Building and developing a culture
Foam retention in tart and sour beer
The beauty of Michigan Crystal hops
Hopping regimens for mixed-fermentation beers
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