Summer 2000

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Four Classic Clones of Great Britain

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To a beer drinker, certain areas of the world are sacred. Cities like Munich, Vienna and Prague. Valleys like the Senne, Tettnang and Willamette. Even entire countries, like Germany and Belgium, conjure

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Samuel Smith Brewery: India Ale clone

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Samuel Smith Brewery: India Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.050   FG = 1.012 IBU = 50   SRM = 9  ABV = 5% This classic beer is brewed with well water

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Cyser Apple Honey Mead

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A cyser is traditionally a “sack mead,” or a sweet mead, that’s made with honey and apples. This cyser is quite like a wine, and will have a wine’s higher alcohol content when it’s finished. An important note: When buying the apple juice or cider, be sure it doesn’t contain any preservatives — like potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate or sulfites — which would kill the yeast. Check at a health-food store or find a cider producer who’ll sell you juice right off the press.

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Raspberry Melomel

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This raspberry melomel is perfect for summer brewing. It’s even more perfect for conjuring up memories of summer when it’s opened and enjoyed later.

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What’s the usefulness of beer foam?

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really like beer foam — in fact, I’m kind of obsessive when it comes to beer foam. Any argument about foam is positive in my book, so you shouldn’t feel like an

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Using leftover wort to prime next beer

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Priming with wort is very tricky, because wort is not completely fermentable and its fermentability varies from batch to batch. Breweries that bottle-condition with wort determine the fermentability of each lot before

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Huckleberry Ale

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An American-style pale ale, with a healthy heaping of huckleberries.

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Biére de Garde

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A style all its own, really, Biére de Garde’s closest related beer would be Saisons. But Biére de Garde’s often will lack the spicy yeast character of Saisons, providing a more malt-forward style that can often be sweeter that Saisons. Find a classic recipe here.

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Williams Brothers Brewing Co.’s Fraoch Heather Ale clone

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Heather can be found in abundance in Scotland, although not native to the region. Combining bittering properties and aromatic oils, heather can be used an alternative to hops to produce gruit.

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Fruit Cocktail: Make a Melomel

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Raspberries, blackberries, peaches and more: From grocery stores to farmers’ markets, fresh fruit is abundant come summer. So it’s the perfect time to try a melomel, a mead made with honey and

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3 Ways to Carbonate Your Keg

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Wait, Shake or Inject: Three foolproof ways to carbonate beer in the keg.

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Golden Ale

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Golden ale, blonde ale, Canadian ale. No matter what you call it, you’re describing the beer we’re brewing in June. The name may be a bit fuzzy, but the beer is usually

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Beer Meets Meat

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All across America, clouds of smoke are rising from backyards, patios and balconies. When you’re close enough to hear the sizzle, you’ll recognize the work of ardent grill cooks. “Ardent” isn’t too

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The Big Stink

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Tasting a new brew is like solving a mystery. Color relates to grist bill and then to flavor. Foam and bubble formation are the product of carbonation. Aroma is a function of