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CCHBS News for January 2007

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  1. Recipe Specials for January
  2. Hops News – Columbus Pellets in Stock for 2007
  3. Grain – Out With the Old, In With the New

Recipe Specials for January

March means St. Paddy's Day and for home brewers that means Stout and Irish Red Ale. We've got good examples of both of those styles, plus we've got a couple of recipes for other styles of Stout.

Our first recipe special is Culver City Stout. It's a classic Dry Irish Stout recipe, perfect for celebrating with, or just drinking during the month of March. Only $22.

Another Irish recipe is Kilkenney Red Ale. Irish Red Ales don't get the kind of distribution that their darker cousins enjoy but they're good beers. Try one for $22.

If you want a little more oomph to your Stout, try our High Sierra American Stout recipe. Like the name says, it's all-American, right down to the Cascade hops in the finish. $26.

Finally, if you're not a big fan of hops, try our Cool Runnings Caribbean Stout. It's a little stronger, but not as bitter as the other varieties of Stout. $30 during January.

Hops News – Columbus Pellets in Stock for 2007

You may have heard about the warehouse fire that claimed a percentage of this year's hop harvest. Unfortunately, most of what was burned was Columbus. We've been able to buy enough pellets to last through next fall. We've also got some Columbus hop plugs coming in. While we haven't been able to get any whole Columbus this year, we're going to keep trying.

Grain – Out With the Old, In With the New

We've dropped a couple of grains that have been hard for us to get lately, but we've replaced them with a couple that we're excited about. The first to go was Briess Special Roast, because none of our current suppliers carry it. But dropping it freed up a bin so we were able to add Weyermann Cara Red, a grain reputed to give a red color to beer. We also dropped the domestic Crystal 120 and replaced it with...

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