Date: November 1999

7 result(s).

Sleepy Bear Wassail

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A spiced Christmas punch of sorts.

Valley Forge Winter Spruce Ale

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Spruce beer was a common colonial beverage in George Washington’s time and no doubt would have been welcome during the cold winter at Valley Forge.

Rosemary IPA

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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. It’s also one of the reasons I am able to make my own beer — time. A teacher’s schedule is wonderful. I have

Choosing Hops

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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, too. Every brew with a new or unfamiliar hop variety becomes an experience made special by aromas sweet, pungent, floral, perfumy, or citrusy.

Find a Carboy and Fill It: How to Rack

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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 flavor. Simply put, racking is just a brewer’s term for transferring beer from one fermenter to another. This procedure is done to lift

Take Heart with Winter Warmers


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.

Take Control with Partial Mashing

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If you are looking for a sure-fire way to make great homebrew without the commitment of a full mash, consider the benefits of partial mashing. For a modest investment of time and very little in the way of equipment, you can get the flexibility and quality benefits of mashing with the convenience of extract brewing.

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