Scratch Brewing’s Dead Leaves and Carrots Beer Recipe

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  Published: 2016-11-01 This is one of Scratch Brewing (Ava, Illinois) customers’ all-time favorites. It’s a lightly bready English bitter with a touch of smoke and a dry, crisp finish. It was inspired by the crisp crunch of fall leaves and that dry, almost toasted paper aroma. The oak leaves add extra bitterness and tannins, …

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Beers Made with Barrel-Aged Coffee Beans are ‘Blowing People’s Minds’

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When we think of barrel-aged beer, we usually think of beer that’s been brewed and then left to age in whiskey or wine barrels. But a few brewers are putting a new twist on that and spinning things around the other way: Introducing a beer, brewed with barrel-aged coffee beans. If you’re not into coffee, …

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Brewers Find Bold Beer Flavors in Barrels Beyond Bourbon

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  The number of craft breweries with some level of barrel aging program has risen dramatically over the past decade, with most gravitating toward used whiskey casks, particularly bourbon, to add new oaky, vanilla and boozy flavor elements to select batches. But whiskey certainly is far from being the only game in town, especially as …

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Brewing with Chocolate, Methods and Process

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Chocolate and beer are two of the best substances in the world, so they can only be better together, right? There are a number of ways to infuse the goodness of cacao, along with all the antioxidant power packed into those little beans, into your homebrew. Armed with sharp taste buds and a hint of …

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Exploring The Tastes of Beer – Using Extracts

Once you have mastered regular beer brewing you may want to branch out and explore other beer tastes. You can easily use extracts to add special flavors to your next batch of beer. These specialty beers can be fun and interesting to make and taste. When experimenting with beer recipes be sure that you always …

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Plan Bee Farm Brewery’s Dandeliaison Recipe

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  Plan Bee Farm Brewery’s Evan Watson has provided this recipe for their farmhouse ale with dandelions and honey. He says, “If you’re crazy like me, [you can] cultivate a yeast via generations of starters and raw honey. Happy Brewin’.” ALL-GRAIN OG: 1.044 FG: 1.008 IBUs: 10 ABV: 4.8% FERMENTABLES 90 percent 2-row base (local …

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Redhook Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter Recipe

Redhook Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter (Seattle, Washington) is dark chestnut brown and is made with pureed pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and maple syrup. “This full-bodied, rich roasty porter makes you want to eat turkey and watch football or build a bonfire.” ALL-GRAIN OG: 1.056FG: 1.012IBUs: 28ABV: 5.8% MALT/GRAIN BILL 9 lb (4.1 kg) …

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Brewing with Capsicum (Candy Peppers)

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Candy crimson peppers, or capsicums, have a stunning and distinctive delicate spiciness that lifts any meal, so let’s put it in beer. Firstly, it’s necessary to know that inexperienced peppers are literally immature, so that they received’t have developed the complete depth of taste we would like. Despite the fact that they’re often a little …

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Avery’s Rumpkin Recipe

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Avery Brewing Co. (Boulder, Colorado) wondered what would happen if a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness, were aged in fine fresh rum barrels to add suggestions of delicate oak and candied molasses. Rumpkin is what happened! ALL-GRAIN OG: 1.135FG: 1.020IBUs: 25ABV: 16% MALT/GRAIN BILL 25 lb (11.3 kg) Pale malt (2-row) 14 …

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Avery Pump[KY]n Recipe

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From the Avery Brewing web site: “What’s in a reputation? Typically the only might be essentially the most descriptive, and on this case, derisive and divisive! After a lot inner debate (advert nauseum! Bourb[KY]n, anybody?), we determined a single letter change was one of the simplest ways to embody the bourbon-barrel growing older that provides …

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Get Your Pumpkin On: Our Favorite Pumpkin Beers of 2016 (so far)

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 If you’ve been to the beer store lately, surely you’ve noticed that it’s the time of year where we have pumpkin beer up to our tonsils. Some of us put on our Charlie Brown T-shirts and cheerfully fill up one or two make-your-own six-packs, while others throw garlic and holy water at the cooler (the …

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Oh My Gourd Smoked Pumpkin Brown Ale Recipe

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Published: 2016-09-17 Dave Clapsaddle, a Packaging Tech at Odell Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado, roasts, smokes, and marinates pumpkins at his house to produce the puree that goes into Oh My Gourd. Dave doesn’t reveal exactly how he makes his pumpkin puree, but notes, “Some very simple spices are added, but very little to keep …

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Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela Recipe

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“Packed with real pumpkin, hints of spice, and a gentle kiss of cacao to lighten the soul, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales’ La Parcela ((Dexter, Michigan) is an every-day easy way to fill your squashy quotient. Only available for a few short months [unless you brew your own].” ALL-GRAIN OG: 1.050FG: 1.006–1.008IBUs: 22ABV: 5.9% MALT/GRAIN BILL …

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Brewing the Perfect Pumpkin Ale

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Pumpkin beer predates the founding of the United States. Brewed with an indigenous fruit unknown to most Europeans until the sixteenth century, it was our first truly national beer. Its beginnings were humble—first brewed during colonial days out of necessity, when malt was scarce and fermentable sugars had to be found wherever possible. The beer …

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Excellent Pumpkin Ale Recipe

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 ALL-GRAIN Batch Measurement: 6 gallons (22.7 liters)Brewhouse effectivity: 75%OG: 1.063FG: 1.018IBUs: 19ABV: 5.9%   MALT/GRAIN BILL 7 lb (three.18 kg) Maris Otter three lb (1.36 kg) Mild Munich 2 lb (907 g) Fragrant malt 14 oz (400 g) Caramunich malt ADJUNCT, HOPS, AND SPICE SCHEDULE eight oz (230 g) darkish brown sugar at 90 minutes …

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Lemon Ginger Mead Sparkler Recipe

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OG: 1.083 FG: 1.006 ABV: 12% Makes: 5 gallons (19 liters) INGREDIENTS 4 gal (15 l) spring water 12″ (30.5 cm) ginger, grated 1 gal (3.8 l) honey, light amber wildflower 6 lemons, juiced with pulp DIRECTIONS Boil 1 gallon (3.8 liters) of water in a large pot, turn off the heat, add the grated …

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Bitter Beer Do’s and Dont’s

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Few issues get a beer geek prepared to speak your ear off than name-dropping a bitter beer or two. Bitter beers are extra of a definite continent on Planet Beer than a mode as there are a lot of types of bitter and/or wild ales.  It’s a world numerous homebrewers need to dive into, but …

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Session Glowing Dry-Hopped Mead Recipe

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I’ve made this all over the place from three.5 to eight p.c ABV, with a wide range of hops. This recipe is best for those who keg and drive carbonate and might simply be finished in 5 weeks from making to consuming—decide your honey, decide your hops, and have enjoyable. OG: 1.035 FG: zero.998 (+/- …

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An Introduction to Doing a Cereal Mash

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  Many all-grain brewers appear to be delay when something past a single infusion comes up in a recipe. Phrases like “triple decoction” conjure up pictures of steampunk laboratories, mad scientists, and hump-backed henchman. Cereal mashing appears to get the identical response, which is comprehensible as nearly each article on the topic is stuffed with diastatic calculations, gelatinization …

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Make Your Finest Delicate

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The English gentle. Like cooks who take a look at their abilities by cooking an egg, many brewers think about the gentle to be their actual take a look at of brewing. Delicate requires a brewer to have the ability to make a beer that’s mild however malt-forward, impactful however not overbearing, wealthy however not …

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Belgian Saison within the Model of Saison Dupont Recipe

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Belgian Saison within the Model of Saison Dupont Recipe Award-winning homebrewer Paul Zocco (Zok) shared this saison recipe modeled on Saison Dupont, the definitive instance of this beer type. This saison reveals advanced fruity esters with floral and grassy notes. The looks is cloudy with golden hues. A decrease mash temperature (145°F/63°C) would guarantee a …

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Sessionable Saison Recipe

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Award-winning homebrewer Paul Zocco (Zok) shared this recipe for the little sister of his High-Gravity Saison recipe, but without the bitter orange or white pepper. Spicy notes come from the yeast by-products. The alcohol level makes it a pleasant sessionable beer. This recipe is scaled to 5 gallons (19 liters) with a brewhouse efficiency around …

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