Extreme Brewing: An Introduction to Brewing Craft Beer at Home (Deluxe Edition)

Extreme Brewing: An Introduction to Brewing Craft Beer at Home (Deluxe Edition)

Sam Calagione

Language: English

Pages: 184

ISBN: B0182PX4L6

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Sam Calagione's authoritative primer Extreme Brewing, long required reading for any serious homebrewer, is now revised and expanded. Inside Extreme Brewing, Deluxe Edition, you'll find:

—Recipes for homemade beers that are among the most exciting and exotic today: Double IPA, Punkin' Porter, Belgian Brown Ale, and more than 30 other unique concoctions

—14 additional recipes that are new to this edition, including the Coffee & Cream Stout and the Smokin' Cherry Bomb

—Step-by-step instructions and insider tips for making recipes that expand the definition of great beer

—Tips on presentation and food pairings, recipes for beer-infused dishes, and fun ideas for beer-themed dinners that let you share your creations with family and friends.

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It is also thinking outside the box to create and develop unique flavors.” Vinnie Cilurzo, Russian River Brewing Company that there’s enough material left at the top of the bag to tightly knot and seal. The cheesecloth bags are cheap enough that it won’t be too painful to your wallet to use them once and throw them out. You may also use the specialty grain bags to occasionally hold whole-leaf hops. Hop pellets break into small particles easily enough that they can be added freely to the boil or

fruits of your labor with advice on beer pairing and a bounty of recipes for all kinds of foods, from steak to ice cream, that use beer as an ingredient. Who knows, you may even turn someone else on to the joys of homebrewing. Extreme Brewing 94 C H A P TER 6 Extreme Ales I WOULD BET THAT ninety percent of the beers being homebrewed today are ales. Ale yeasts work at more easily maintained temperatures (around 70°F [21°C]) than lager yeasts, which require cooler fermenting temperatures.

Yeast: Wyeast 3724 Saison, 3725 Biere de Garde, 3726 Farm House Ale; or White Labs WLP565 Saison Bottling 2. As the water begins to reach 170°F (77°C), pull out the grain bag using a large stirring spoon. Hold the bag above the brewpot for a minute, allowing most of the liquid to drain into the pot. Do not squeeze the grain bag. 5 ounces (140 g) priming sugar 3. As the water begins to boil, remove the pot STARTING GRAVITY: 1.072 from the heat. Add all the malt extract (liquid FINAL GRAVITY:

extreme ales. However, as lagers ferment from the bottom up at cooler temperatures, you’ll need a bit more patience and access to a cooler area in order to ferment them. The extreme lager recipes in this chapter acknowledge the genesis of the styles, but incorporate extreme ingredients and techniques. 109 Extreme Brewing 110 Lager Temperatures Ale yeasts ferment from the top down in ideal temperatures of around 70°F (21°C), and lager yeasts ferment from the bottom up in ideal temperatures of

hydrate. Stir occasionally as it cools. and ready to package. 14. Before bottling, clean and sanitize bottles and caps, and create a priming solution of 1 cup (235 ml) 6. 20 minutes before the end of your boil, add 2 ounces boiling water and priming sugar. Siphon the beer (55 g) of Centennial hop pellets and Irish moss, and the into a sterilized bottling bucket, add the water- stir for 1 minute. diluted priming solution, and gently stir. Bottle and cap the beer. 7. 10 minutes before the

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