Brewing With Fruit
During the summer months produce departments at your local grocery store fill with a variety of fresh fruits. As a homebrewer, you look at these delicious fruits and think, "I wonder if I can brew with this?" Making a good fruit beer doesn't require any new equipment and the procedures for using fruit are simple. The most common fear homebrewers have when contemplating their first fruit beer is contamination of the beer with microorganisms from the fruit. In practice, this rarely happens. To make a good fruit beer, you first need to examine the flavors of fruit and how they can be used in brewing. Follow the link provided below to read more on the proper procedures to use when brewing with fruit.
Brewer's Best® Recipe Of The Month with Chef Mike's food pairing!
Smoked English Brown*
This medium-bodied brew has a malty character surrounded by a nutty aroma. Crystal malts with a touch of chocolate malt create the brown color and a splash of smoked malt gives you that summertime barbeque feeling all balanced by a subdued hop flavor.
IBUs: 21 - 25
ABV: 4.5% - 5.0%
Download recipe here
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*To craft this recipe you will need a Brewer's Best® English Brown Ale ingredient kit package and 1 lb. of Briess smoked malt.*
Brewer's Best® Review - Check it out!
Brewer's Best® kits got a great review in the [grill, interrupted*] blog recently http://grillinterrupted.com/. This is written by someone who travels the globe drinking craft beer and he still LOVED making Brewer's Best®! This is a good piece to share with your customers who may think that extract brewing is "passe" or who think that they can get any beer they want at the local brewpub or grocery store, so why bother brewing. It's all about the experience - let's not forget that!