Monthly Archives: January 2008

Scottish 60/- Ale

O.G: 1031 A low-gravity session beer, 60 shilling ale is the Scottish cousin of the English ordinary bitter. This style is traditionally sparingly hopped and given a long, cool fermentation to produce a beer with good clarity and a clean, … Continue reading

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Chicken Scrotum Ale

Yes, that’s right, I’m making a batch of Chicken Scrotum Ale at this very moment. It has no relation to Papazian’s (in)famous Goat Scrotum Ale, which I believe may be a stout. This is just a simple light bodied ale, … Continue reading

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Brewing Classic Styles

If you only buy one recipe book in your whole brewing career, it has to be this one. A lot of good things has been said about this collaboration between Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer, so I’m not going to … Continue reading

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Heat Sticks

Zymurgy, a magazine which I rarely purchase (I prefer BYO) has an article in the January/February 2008 issue about how to construct a heat stick. So I bought it today. I considered making one of these about a year and … Continue reading

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Mash Paddle Fiasco

Well, it’s not really a fiasco. But sometime late last spring or early last summer, I broke the Mighty Mash Paddle. A word to the wise: do not use oak for mash paddles. It’s way too porous, and it absorbs … Continue reading

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Some beers just suck!

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