Sleepy Bear Wassail (5 gallons/19 L, partial mash) OG = 1.078 FG = 1.021 IBU = 49 Ingredients 5 lbs. two-row pale malt 0.5 lb. chocolate malt 0.75 lb. special roast malt
— Valley Forge Winter Spruce Ale (5 gallon/19 L, extract only) OG = 1.072 FG = 1.017 IBU = 35 SRM = 25 ABV = 7.2% Ingredients 10 lbs. dark malt extract
I have an alter ego, a secret identity, in short a day job. I’m a high-school French teacher. Pretty mundane, sometimes, but that’s one of the reasons I make my own beer.
Hops occupy an exalted place among the building blocks that make a great beer. There’s something special about an ingredient that can make a beer bitter and give it a delicate aroma,
Racking (frustraticus transferius) is one of the most valuable skills the habitual homebrewer can possess. It is a very important part of the entire process, for the sake of beer clarity and
These seasonal beers were traditionally served to warm the body and soul with their herbs, spices, and high alcohol content. Recipes included for spruce beer, wassail, and a brew to fight off Old Man Winter.