Writer: Terry Foster

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Welsh Archer’s Bitter Ale

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We want to use crystal malt to give it some extra flavor and body, and more importantly to make it copper colored rather than pale gold in hue. Perfect in a bitter.

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A Tale of Two Historic Porters

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I have recently been a part of brewing two historic porters on a commercial scale. The first was a re-creation of a specific historical brew at Brewport Brewing Co. in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The second was a modern creation at Springdale, the ale department of Jack’s Abby Brewing in Framingham, Massachusetts that was along the lines of

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Brewport Brewing Co.’s Dr. Foster’s Bridgeporter clone

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Brewport Brewing Co.’s Dr. Foster’s Bridgeporter clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.054  FG = 1.013IBU = 37  SRM = 49  ABV = 5.3% This recipe is Brewport Brewing Co.’s interpretation of a porter recipe from 1904 found in Hartmann Brewery’s recipe archives (the now defunct Hartmann Brewery was in the same city of Bridgeport,

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Springdale Beer Co. & Brewport Brewing Co.’s Brow Brau clone

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Springdale Beer Co. & Brewport Brewing Co.’s Brow Brau clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.049   FG = 1.017IBU = 25  SRM = 25  ABV = 4.1% This recipe may be


American Bock

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American bock, you say? Surely, bock is a purely German style . . . right? Yes, indeed it is, however there was once a style called American bock, which is going to be the focus of this column. But first, we must revisit the history of bock to understand it. Bock has a long and

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X Marks the Bock

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X Marks the Bock (5 gallons/19 L, extract only)OG = 1.060  FG = 1.012IBU = 35  SRM = 9  ABV = 6.3%  When formulating an extract version of the all-grain recipe Old Timer’s Bock, we had to make some sacrifices due to the large percent of flaked corn in that recipe. As such, this recipe

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Old Timer’s Bock

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Old Timer’s Bock (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.060  FG = 1.010IBU = 35  SRM = 13  ABV = 6.6% This recipe is our attempt of brewing an American bock similar to that of Hartmann Brewing Co.’s 1904 version. Ingredients8.2 lbs. (3.7 kg) Simpsons Best Pale Ale malt1.5 lbs. (0.68 kg) Simpsons medium crystal malt

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A Very English Ale Revolution

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New laws, increased infrastructure, and changing views in the latter half of the 19th century had an impact on nearly every facet of British culture, including beer. We review how this time in British history helped shape the English beer styles as we know them today.

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Historic Bitter Ale

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Historic Bitter Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.052  FG = 1.013IBU = 64  SRM = 7  ABV = 5.1% Ingredients5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg.) Golden Promise pale ale malt5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg) Briess Ashburne® Mild malt18 AAU Golding hops (60 min.) (3 oz./85 g at 6% alpha acids)SafAle S-04 or Wyeast 1099 (Whitbread Ale) yeast2⁄3

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XX Mild Ale

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XX Mild Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.062  FG = 1.012 IBU = 52  SRM = 11  ABV = 6.6% Ingredients11 lbs. (5 kg) Maris Otter pale ale malt2 lbs. (0.91 kg) amber malt14 AAU Challenger hops (60 min.) (2 oz./57 g at 7% alpha acids)SafAle S-04 or Wyeast 1099 (Whitbread Ale) yeast2⁄3 cup corn

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Big Ben Barleywine

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Big Ben Barleywine (3.3 gallons/12.5 L, all-grain)OG = 1.109  FG = 1.030IBU = 80+  SRM = 10  ABV = 10.5% Ingredients15 lbs. (6.8 kg) Maris Otter pale malt29 AAU Target hops (90 min.) (2.5 oz./71 g at 11.6% alpha acids)White Labs WLP007 (Dry English Ale) or Wyeast 1098 (British Ale) or Lallemand Nottingham yeast2⁄3 cup

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Making Real Ale at Home

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The title of this column may have made you say something like, “Real ale? All my ale is real!” And you are right; Didn’t Descartes say, “I drink it, therefore it’s real?” But there is a specific meaning of the phrase “real ale.” It is a term coined by the British consumer group CAMRA, the

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104 result(s) found.