Tag Food and drink

Craft Beer and Cheese Style Guide

  The Craft Beer and Cheese Style Guide are provided by the American Cheese Society (ACS). ACS provides the cheese community with educational resources and networking opportunities, while encouraging the highest standards of cheesemaking focused on safety and sustainability. Fresh Cheeses…

Myths and Surprises in Homebrewing

It has been a year since I started brewing my own beer. In that time, I went from extract to all-grain, learned how to keg my beer, built a keezer, bought and used a fermentation chamber, installed an RO filter…

Your Father’s Mustache Pre-Prohibition Lager Recipe

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Jeff Renner, a founding member of the Ann Arbor Brewers Guild, began a successful campaign in the 1990s to get Classic American Pilsner recognized as a style in homebrewing competitions. In 2015, the new BJCP Style Guidelines recategorized it as…

DIY: Hops Dryer

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Brewing with homegrown hops is as satisfying as cooking with food from your own garden. But while zucchini and tomatoes can go straight from harvest to kitchen, hops need to take a quick detour to be dried first. It’s true…

Off-Taste of the Week: Astringency

Merely drink some younger crimson wine, suck on a tea bag, or assist your self to a pleasant huge piece of under-ripe fruit. That dry, puckery, thirst-inducing sensation is astringency. Astringency is usually described as tannic, owing to the tannins…

Make Your Greatest Munich Dunkel

Who wouldn’t desire a beer that tastes like recent bread dipped in molten toffee with a dry end? Reply: nobody. Munich dunkel is considered one of my favourite beers, and I’m frankly shocked that we don’t see extra of them…

Lemon Ginger Mead Sparkler Recipe

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…