CCHBS News for May 2006
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- Recipe Specials for May
- Winemaking, Another Summer Alternative
- Sinamar – For Dark Beers Without the Roast
- Escali Digital Scales
- 3 gallon kegs in stock! (While they last)
Recipe Specials for May
Summer Party takes place in July. If you'd like to show off your brewing
skills at the party, loaner kegs are available at the store. Because
of the party, there's no style of the month but we have some great recipes
Since Belgian yeast likes warmer weather, our first featured recipe
is Wit Men Can't
Jump. It's an example of the Belgian Witbier style, like Hoegaarden
or Celis White. It's a great summer beer, with a nice orange and spice
flavor. Try it now for $22.
Another great Summer beer is Hefeweizen, so our second recipe is Yellow
Brick Road Wheat Beer. This our most versatile recipe, since it
can a also be brewed as an American Wheat or as a Fruit Beer. Brew it
any way you want during May for $20.
Finally, we've got a strong beer. Weizenbocks are almost an oxymoron:
strong, dark wheat beers. If you've ever had a Schneider Aventinus,
you know how good this style can be. Ours is called Wizard
of Oz Weizenbock and it's only $22 during May.
Winemaking – Another Summer Alternative
If you're wondering what to make during the summer months, why not
try wine? Most of you already have the necessary equipment, even though
wine kits make 6 gallons instead of the usual 5. We've always got red
and white wine kits in stock, so you can get started any time. And if
you need the equipment, we stock those kits too. Check out our Winemaking
section for more information on this rewarding activity.
Sinamar – For Dark Beer without the Roast
If you've been trying to make a dark beer that doesn't have a lot of
roast malt flavor, you know how difficult that can be. The secret is
It's a highly concentrated coloring that's made from debittered malt.
You can use 1⁄2 oz. to darken a beer a little bit, or you can
use a few ounces to make it really black. Either way, it's definitely
Escali Digital Scales
If you've been looking for an accurate scale that doesn't cost a fortune,
we've found the solution. The Primo
Scale from Escali
sells for less than $30, but is accurate down to 5/100 of an ounce.
That's right, now you can accurately weigh out 1⁄4 or 3⁄4
of an ounce of hops. We're using one in the store, so check it out!
3 gallon kegs in stock! (While they last)
If you've been trying to find a 3 gallon keg, you know how hard they
are to find. We just bought 5 of them from someone who's not brewing
any more. These are some of the cleanest used kegs we've ever seen and
we're selling them for $59.95 while they last.