Monthly Archives: November 2006


Mead is a fermented alcoholic beverage made of honey, water, and yeast. Meading is the practice of brewing honey. Mead is also known as “honey wine,” even if it is considered a separate and distinct type of alcoholic beverage. Mulled mead … Continue reading

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The International Bitterness Units scale, or simply IBU scale, provides a measure of the bitterness of beer, which is provided by the hops used during brewing. An IBU is one part per million of isohumulone — the higher number, the … Continue reading

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Beer is good for you!!

  Revealing health benefits of beer Dr. W. Gifford-Jones From website Thursday, November 16, 2006 What’s in a bottle of beer? I’ll bet 99.9 per cent of my beer-drinking friends didn’t realize that beer contains health benefits. A Canadian … Continue reading

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Cluster Hops

Ray Daniels is an asshat. There, I said it; now I have to back it up. Ray is the author of Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beers Styles. He is quite a well respected beer author, … Continue reading

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Tainted beer sends two to the hospital

From The Beacon newspaper in Massachussetts, this story mixes two of my favourite topics, namely beer and food safety. Tainted beer sends two to the hospital By Robert Burgess/ Staff Writer Wednesday, November 22, 2006 – Updated: 06:45 PM EST … Continue reading

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Hard cider

I bought 20 litres of President’s Choice Natural Apple Juice yesterday, with plans to make hard apple cider. Apparently making cider is as easy as falling down. All you do is put it in a bucket and add yeast. No yeast … Continue reading

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50-year-old Can of Beer Found

From the website of KNSD-TV in San Diego. I can’t imagine that any can of beer more than a few years old is any good, but I guess that’s what these bozos will have to find out on their own. My … Continue reading

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The Beer Prayer

Yeah, I know you’ve probably seen this one a hundred times. But I still think it’s sort of funny.  Our lager, Which art in barrels, Hallowed be thy drink. Thy will be drunk, (I will be drunk), At home as … Continue reading

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Yeast starter

OK. Here is how I make my yeast starter. Take 750 ml of water and bring to a boil in a saucepan. The add 1/2 cup of dried malt extract (DME) and stir well. Bring back to a boil, but … Continue reading

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The true Kolsch designation refers to a beer style that can only be brewed within a 20 mile radius of metropolitan Koln, in accordance with the Kolsch Convention. This document, signed in 1985, protects the definition of Kolsch designating where … Continue reading

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