Randall the Enamel Animal
Sam Caglione, founder of Dogfish Head
Craft Brewery, pouring beer through
his invention, the Randallizer!
|"Just try the Beer! ...The result is a beer with a refreshingly herbaceous flavor" --The New York Times
This was the first loaded Randallizer (see ingredients below)
in the hands of a DFH employee and owner of the Randallizer.
Trappeze Pub has preordered a Randall 2.0 (read more here).
||Brief Tasting Notes
||DFH 90 Minute IPA
||Hops x 3-4 (Unsure what types)
|This was a tasty beer on the first few sips with a strong fruity nose and flavor. After half of a pint it quickly reverted back to the power of the 90 minute.
||DFH 60 Minute IPA
||Hops (Cascade & Fuggle)
|Green tea aroma and flavor took nearly all of the hop bite away from the 60 minute and added coconut on top. A light, spicy ginger bite came in at the end of a sip.
||Hops (Unsure what types)
|I was gung-ho until I found out the jalapeņos were pickled. I tasted no hops and no chocolate, only spiciness. I have no desire to drink chili beer and this is as close as you can come with a randallzed aprihop. This might have worked better in an Indian Brown or other maltier offering.
||Chocolate Coffee Beans...
||Jason and I were disappointed we did not get to try this beer, especially given he brought the coffee. Eric told me this randal was voted the highest out of those that stayed for all 4 batches.
Pouring Green Tea into the Randallizer for Batch #2
L.i.b.a.t.i.o.n.s. member Arlo Clark-Foos
watches the second Randallizer do its work.
"What could be better than pouring your beer from a keg right through a bunch of hops and into the glass? It's a great tool for informing the public about what hops really are and how they contribute to beer flavor."
|Randall was invented by Sam Calagione here at Dogfish Head a few years ago as a way to showcase dry-hopping. It simply moves the dry-hop addition from the fermentation tank to the point of dispense. It’s great for bars or at festivals because the hops are in a clear housing and people can see the beer flowing through them. It really helps connect people to one of the major ingredients in beer.
A Randall is also a great item for experimentation. For example, try taking a pale ale and using different hop varieties in the Randall to see which ones work best with that beer. You don’t have to make a whole brew to try out each variety, just empty out the Randall and refill it with the next hop.
It is also fun to use other ingredients than just hops. Slices of fruit can be used, or spices and herbs — just be sure not to clog up the spaces in the filter element.
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