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Primo Bottling II: Champagne Bottles

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A bottle of beer is only as good as its contents. However, sharp packaging can make every bottle opening a bit more like Christmas. Here is a simple option that I used for my Righteousness Rye Wine, fermented with Wyeast … Continue reading

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Primo Bottling I: EZ-Cap

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A bottle of beer is only as good as its contents. However, sharp packaging can make every bottle opening a bit more like Christmas. Here is a simple and easy option I used for my 140 Schilling Ale. EZ-Cap bottles: … Continue reading

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Kinderweiße Cheese Fondue

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Serves 8 2 1/4 cups NB Kinderweisse, or a Berliner Weiss of your choice 1 Tbsp corn starch 1/2 lb. Chimay Grand Cru chees 1/2 lb. Emmenthaler cheese 1/2 lb. Appenzeller cheese 1/2 lb. Swiss or French raclette cheese 1/4 … Continue reading

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How to Plan a Rebrew: Part Two

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This saga began with a recipe I created for an oatmeal stout. The first round of triple oat stout was a decent success, but I wanted to make some improvements to get the beer more where I wanted it to … Continue reading

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Rye Wine (a parti-gyle experiment)

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I stumbled across the idea of making a rye wine in early 2010. I imagined the next winter would be much better with a silky, dark, garnet beer full of booze and character in my mittened hand. Originally I thought … Continue reading

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Seared Strip Steak with Beer Braised Greens and Nut Brown Reduction

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Serves 4 Entree Portions

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Brewer’s log: Floor Malt Experiment #3: Parti-gyle 140 Shilling and a “Halvsy”

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I too had the opportunity to experiment with the Warminster floor-malted Maris Otter. My goal was two worts from one mash: a Scottish 140/- ale, and a second “small beer” (we’ll call it the Halvsy). In total the grist was … Continue reading

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Yeast and aerating your wort

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Perhaps the easiest way to improve the quality of your homebrewed beer is to do as much as you can to ensure that your yeast is both healthy and happy. Happy yeast is happy beer – or at least a … Continue reading

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Do I look like my favorite beer?

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Ever see those ads where the owners look like their dogs? Well, this caused a moment of beverage contemplation. “Do we resemble our favorite drinks?” I asked myself “Do the effervescence, depth, gravity, color, aroma, origin, and/or history mirror our … Continue reading

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Brew-Mentors

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In Greek mythology, when Odysseus went to fight in the Trojan War, he entrusted the care of his son, Telemachus, to Mentor. Mentor served as Telemachus’s teacher and guide. My mentor in brewing was my college friend Adam. He taught … Continue reading

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