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Parti-gyle: Two Distinct Beers from One Grain Bill

The idea to brew a pale ale next, was inspired by a beer we had in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at the excellent Earth Eagle Brewings. Their popular Shepard’s Crook pale ale uses the Huell Melon hop, with which we were unfamiliar. The hop has some honeydew melon and strawberry aromas that were quite enjoyable. I believe lead brewer, Josh Smith, told us that the other hops were from New Zealand. The recipe(s) below are not in any way an attempt to recreate their beer, but an attempt to re-create some of the aromas from the beer that were appealing and I thought might lend themselves to the two beers in the recipe(s).Read More »Parti-gyle: Two Distinct Beers from One Grain Bill

Tattoo You Two – SMaSH Beer

Home brewing doesn’t have to be difficult – this simple recipe is one of our favorites for beginners.

One of the most interesting projects The Club decided to do this brew calendar is a SMaSH beer, with participants brewing the same recipe. One of the members developed the recipe and we are all charged with following it. The idea is that the differences will be with water and each brewer’s method — and to some extent the freshness of the hops used — and we will see just how different each beer will still taste when we convene on April 16 to compare.
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