CCHBS News for September 2007
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- Recipe Specials for September
- CO2 Refills Available
- Beat the Heat with Immersion Chillers
- Seasonal Yeasts in Stock
- Hop Prices on the Rise
Recipe Specials for September
Pacific Gravity's October meeting will feature Winter/Spiced Ales, but since not everyone can manage the fermentation temperatures necessary for those styles, we've also got some good recipes for warm weather brewing.
Evil Monk Pale Ale is a good recipe for warm weather brewing, because it uses Belgian Yeast. Unlike English and American strains, Belgian yeast ferments well up to 80 degrees and, in some cases, the warm temperatures help the flavor profile. Try it for $22 this month.
Holiday Spiced Ale is a great recipe for holiday celebrations. What more do you need to know? How about this: you can use the spices outlined in the recipe or substitute 1 tablespoon of Pumpkin Pie spice instead. Brew it for $30 this month. (By the way, we need a better name for this recipe. Any suggestions?)
Wizard of Oz Weizenbock is good for both warm weather brewing and cold weather drinking. If you've ever had Schneider Aventinus you'll know what we mean. If you haven't, find out why it's so popular for only $30.
CO2 Refills Available
Just to remind you, we're now refilling CO2 tanks. Since we're cheaper than AirGas and more convenient that Tym's, don't you think you should come here for refills?
Beat the Heat with Immersion Chillers
Quickly cooling your wort to pitching temperature is one of the best ways to avoid infection in your beer. That's easy in the wintertime but at this time if year, with warmer tap water, it's a little harder. One great solution is to use an immersion chiller.
Seasonal Yeasts in Stock
We're well stocked on a number of yeasts which are perfect for summertime brewing, including Wyeast 3056 Bavarian Wheat and 3726 Farmhouse Ale. We've also got seasonals from White Labs in stock, including Saison Blend, Cream Ale Blend, Dusseldorf Alt, Australian Ale and Abbey Ale IV. You can make great beer from any and all of these, so why not try them instead of the same old, same old?
Hop Prices on the Rise
Perhaps because of last Fall's warehouse fire, hop prices have been going up lately. As a result we're going to raise the prices of our hops from $1.25/oz. to $1.50/oz. effective September 1st.