Date: January-February 2012

2012 Back Issues

12 result(s).

Jamil’s Weizenbock

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While the traditional weizen fermentation esters and phenols should be obvious in weizenbock, keep in mind that the fermentation character — the clove and banana — should blend well with the rest of the beer character.

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Mystery Fermentation

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True mysteries are rarely encountered in a brewery when the facts related to a particular problem are at hand. The problem lies in obtaining the facts and this is particularly true when homebrewing. In a commercial brewing operation it is common for brewers to be in the brewery most of the time and in some

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Jolly Roger Double Mocha Porter

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Jolly Roger Double Mocha Porter by Dave Rawlins (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.062  FG = 1.016 IBU = 45 ABV = 6.0% Ingredients 11 lbs. (5.0 kg) Maris Otter pale malt 0.25 lbs. (0.11 kg) crystal malt (120 °L) 0.25 lbs. (0.11 kg) crystal malt (150 °L) 0.25 lbs. (0.11 kg) Weyermann Carafa®

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Weizenbock: Big German wheat beer

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Weizenbock has the same spicy/fruity character of a hefeweizen, but it also has a rich, bock-like malt character.

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Debunking Bitterness, Mystery Fermentation, No Chill Brewing

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The Wiz lays down the cold, hard facts on wort chilling and gives a a sweet answer to a bitter question.

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Hot Chocolate Porter

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Part of our aphrodisiac Valentine’s beer recipe round-up. This recipe is a little sweet and a little spicy, just the way many of us like it.

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Strawberry-Chocolate
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Recipe submitted to BYO by Mike Moreken. A strawberry, cherry and chocolate infusion along with some lactose, provide a soft character to this dessert-like stout.

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Gato Negro

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This beer placed second in the PALEALES homebrew club’s Valentine’s Day themed homebrew competition. “It was a black beauty of a beer with a thick, café au lait head and a rounded milk chocolate flavor.”

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“No chill” brewing

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My first thought is that this method is certainly not new. Rapid chilling is a very recent development in the history of brewing. Prior to the advent of the plate heat exchanger, brewers had to wait for wort to cool prior to pitching. Most breweries eventually settled on coolships, which are large shallow pans resembling

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Brewing 100+ IBU Beers

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The limit of beer bitterness is really a function of the solubility of iso-alpha-acids in wort and their survival into finished beer. Most of the literature on this topic is of the practical sort where data showing the IBU level of various commercial beer is part of the discussion. Hypothetical discussions that focus on everything

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Aphrodisiac Valentine’s Beers

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Spicy, chocolatey and coffee-flavored beers brewed for when you want to set the mood.

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Smuttynose Brewing Company’s Noonan clone

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Many consider Greg Noonan and his Vermont Pub and Brewery as the birthplace of the modern day black IPA. Here is their tribute recipe to the Vermont Pub and Brewery’s Black Watch, black IPA, a truly unique beer.

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12 result(s) found.