December 2007

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“The Bellhop” (Raspberry Porter)

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A middle-of-the-road porter, with raspberries. The flavor and aroma of porter dominate this brew, but both are rounded out with raspberry notes. A fruit beer that even a guy can enjoy, but one that also says, “Hey Ladies!”

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Fourth Quarter Porter

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A more highly-attenuated, less caramel-sweet version of a brown porter. A firm, but not overpowering, roast character takes center stage on this balanced, drinkable ale. A brown porter with the session beer sensibilities of a dark mild or dry stout. Invite a few buddies over — even the ones who “don’t like dark beers” — and this keg of porter will kick by the fourth quarter.

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Paranthropus Porter

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A robust porter with a nice balance between the sharp bite of black patent malt and hop bitterness. Chocolate notes mingle with English hops in the nose. This won first place in the dark beer category of the Austin ZEALOTS 2004 Homebrew Inquisition. Do not skip making the yeast starter as the beer will not attenuate properly without it.

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Project

Build a Recirculating Wort Chiller

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Given that there are so many places in the world where fresh, potable water is a scarcity, I think the least we can do as enthusiasts of a water-intensive hobby is minimize

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Erie Brewing Co.’s Drake’s Crude clone

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Erie Brewing Co. no longer brews Drake’s Crude, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. Find the recipe to re-create this beer here.

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Christmas in a Bottle

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Rogue Shakespeare Stout clone

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Rogue’s Shakespeare Stout is a classic example of the style. Rogue describes it as, “Ebony in color with a rich creamy head, earthy flavor and a mellow, chocolate finish.”

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Wychwood Brewing Company: Hobgoblin Dark Ale clone

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This ruby-colored English ale delivers a delicious chocolate toffee malt flavor, balanced with rounded moderate bitterness and an overall fruity, mischievous character.

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Alaskan Brewing Co.’s Smoked Porter clone

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Dark, robust, and smoky when young, this porter develops notes of sherry, Madeira, and raisin as it ages. It has a chewy malt character and is chocolaty with a smoky, oily finish.

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Sinebrychoff Porter clone

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From simple ingredients comes massive complexity. Robust toasty notes meet and blend with dark fruits and chocolate. The vinous, port-like character from this brute wraps everything up in a dark happy bow.

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Parascalops Porter (Mole Porter)

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Parascalops? Mole? What the hell!? Mole (pronounced MOH-lay) poblano is a sauce made with cocoa, nuts, chili peppers and other spices.

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Teddy Porter (Coffee Porter)

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No, not Taddy Porter, Teddy Porter — as in Teddy Roosevelt. In 1907, Teddy Roosevelt reputedly first uttered the words “good to the last drop,” which became Maxwell House’s slogan. Modern historians dispute this, however, claiming that the line was really written by an ad executive. One thing beyond dispute is that you’ll be sad to see the last drop of this beer go.

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Cacao Puffs Porter (Chocolate Porter)

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What goes great with chocolate? How about more chocolate? This beer combines chocolate malt, cocoa powder and cacao nibs for a massive chocolate flavor and aroma. A high mash temperature and relatively large dose of crystal malt yield a sweet, full-bodied beer.

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Molasses-Kissed Vanilla Porter

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A sweet porter accentuated with the aroma and flavor of vanilla. Recipe from James Spencer from Basic Brewing Radio and Video (www.basicbrewing.com).

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Mr. Wizard

What are yeast nutrients and how are they used?

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Most yeast nutrient blends contain amino acids, inorganic nitrogen (ammonia), B-vitamins, sterols, unsaturated fatty acids and oftentimes autolyzed yeast which gives a mixture of all of these components. These blends are typically

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Mr. Wizard

Brewing While Camping

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I love the adventurous spirit of the West. Add this to the reflex for creative thinking common to homebrewers and out comes Gabe’s Nuts and Berries Trail Ale. I must admit that

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Cereal Mashing

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How to utilize starchy adjuncts with a cereal mash – and the alternate forms of these adjuncts that can be single infusion mashed.

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Winter Spiced Ales

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One of the best things about a white Christmas is the dark, spiced holiday ales that go along with it. Learn how to brew a wonderful winter warmer.

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Spicing Beers: Tips from the Pros

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Arnie Johnson (Marin Brewing), Eric Rode (Tommyknocker) and Will Meyers (Cambridge Brewing) explain how to spice up your beers. From wits to winter warmers, the secrets to successful spicing.

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Practical Porter

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Porter is a popular and flavorful style of homebrew. In this practical guide to brewing porter, learn about the flavors – chocolate, coffee, caramel and potentially many more – of porter and how to get them in your pint glass.

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Reiterated Mashing: Multiple Mashes for Massive Brews

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Want to brew a bigger beer, entirely from grains, without investing in a larger mash tun or kettle? Then try reiterated mashing. It’s mashing, then using the wort to mash again…and perhaps again.

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Chocolate Malt

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I’m not sure of anything as ubiquitously distributed and enjoyed the world over as “chockies.” From the creamy goodness of milk chocolate to the biting dryness of very dark cocoa, it’s entirely loved. If only there were something in brewing that we could use to mimic chocolate. If only…