DiploMEADic CHAImunity gets its start and origin from a recipe by Rob Friesel, whose blog Rick has been following for over 15 years. The recipe was published along with his article in Brew Your Own magazine on the Braggot style. Having done a few meads this past winter we were very interested in this fusion of beer and honey.
A trip to Portland, Maine in February 2019 reminded us that there is still some fun to be had with even with the most familiar styles of beer.
Strawberry Melonball is our first attempt at the milkshake style as well as working with whole fruits, and after some unexpected delays we were finally ready to give it a taste. Note that we brewed a smaller 3-gallon amount this time around, for experimentation without the bigger price tag of a larger batch.
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This week, we’re tasting and sharing the recipe for Rick’s latest brew.
For those who would like to brew this beer it is available below, as well as on Brewer’s Friend.
This was the first beer done on the new 1800W induction burner in our dedicated brewing space in the basement. It should be a slightly bitter pale ale with a significant berry and melon aroma.
It ended up being a little more bitter than anticipated, and less fruit than expected, but it’s a refreshing and delicious American Pale Ale.
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