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CCHBS News for July 2008

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  1. New Recipes for Summer Brewing
  2. Hop Supplies Ease a Little!
  3. Don't Forget Bulk Cards
  4. Seasonal Yeasts in Stock

New Recipes for Summer Brewing

Even though we're not offering recipe specials any more, we're still introducing new recipes. Lately, we've been concentrating on Belgians because they don't use a lot of hops and because the Belgian yeasts work well in summertime. Our first new recipe is Suicide Blond, a Belgian Blond Ale. It got its name from a fly that divebombed the wort while Greg was testing the recipe during the beginners class. The second is Tripel Crown which is, what else, a Belgian Tripel. Big Brown couldn't make it but you can. Finally there's The Duivel and Miss Jones, which is a Golden Strong Ale. Get your minds out of the gutter, it's named after the 1941 Jean Arthur film.

Hop Supplies Ease a Little!

While the bad news isn't over yet, we do have a little good hops news. We've been able to obtain a quantity of German Perle hop pellets sufficient to let us remove Perle from our 4 oz. restriction. So, now you can buy 5, 6 or 8 ounces of hops, as long as everything over 4 oz. is Perle pellets. At 8.3% alpha acid, it's a good bittering hop and the aroma and flavor are pleasant, too.

Don't Forget Bulk Cards

If you're brewing regularly, you really should be buying bulk cards. It's our way of giving you bulk pricing without the bother of storing and crushing grain. They're available for our domestic 2-row base malt, imported grain, specialty grain and liquid extract.

Seasonal Yeasts in Stock

We have a number of seasonal yeasts available. The newest from Wyeast is the Roeselare strain, the Canadian Belgian yeast and we also have Bavarian Wheat Blend. Meanwhile, in White Lab's platinum line, we have Saison Blend, Dusseldorf Alt, Abbey Ale IV and Belgian Wit II. Coming soon will be Wyeast's French Saison, Biere de Garde and Farmhouse Ale yeasts.

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