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Brew Like a Monk

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Brew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them by Stan Hieronymus

About: “Brew Like a Monk delves into monastic brewing, detailing this rich-flavored region of the beer world. It also examines methods for brewing these unique ales suited to commercial and amateur brewers.”

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Brew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them

Also available on KindleBrew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them Kindle Edition

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3 x 32 Oz Tart Cherry Juice

3 x 32 Ounces (96 ounces total) Tart Cherry Juice by Cheribundi.  200 Cherries per bottle.  Gluten free.  Note that this contains both Tart Cherry Juice (not from concentrate) and Apple Juice (from concentrate)

I have added tart cherry concentrate to a Flanders Red I brewed.  I used Jamil’s Recipe from Brewing Classic Styles along with Wyeast Roeselare.  Note the the addition of tart cherries is not in the the original recipe.  The beer was fantastic.

Note that this is tart cherry juice not tart cherry concentrate.  You should be able to use this as a fermentable in a beer or mead, although I’ve never tried it myself.

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Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice, 32 Ounce (Pack of 3)

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3 x 32 Oz Tart Cherry Juice

3 x 32 Ounces (96 ounces total) Tart Cherry Juice by Cheribundi.  200 Cherries per bottle.  Gluten free.  Note that this contains both Tart Cherry Juice (not from concentrate) and Apple Juice (from concentrate)

I have added tart cherry concentrate to a Flanders Red I brewed.  I used Jamil’s Recipe from Brewing Classic Styles along with Wyeast Roeselare.  Note the the addition of tart cherries is not in the the original recipe.  The beer was fantastic.

Note that this is tart cherry juice not tart cherry concentrate.  You should be able to use this as a fermentable in a beer or mead, although I’ve never tried it myself.

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Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice, 32 Ounce (Pack of 3)

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Simplicity Belgian Candi Syrup

Simplicity Belgian Candi Syrup Clear 1 lb.

 

1 lb Simplicity Belgian Candi Syrup.  Reclosable container.  1.032 ppg.

About: “Simplicity – unique blonde Belgian candy syrup Unlike anything available on the market today. Excellent for saison and golden ale’s or as an addition to any higher gravity ale. It is readily fermentable and creates a refreshing subtle Flavor that is always on the periphery of your palate somewhere between citrus and honey but much lighter. Simplicity candy syrup is much to be preferred over using common table sugar due to it’s balance of readily fermentable sugars and subtle Flavor. Contains only beet sugar. This sugar will not add additional color. Great for triples, and lighter colored Belgian ales.”

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Simplicity Belgian Candi Syrup Clear 1 lb.

AlsoCandi Sugars and Syrups at Bell’s Brewery

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32 Oz Tart Cherry Concentrate

32 Ounces Tart Cherry Concentrate by Tart is Smart.

I have added this to a Flanders Red I brewed.  I used Jamil’s Recipe from Brewing Classic Styles along with Wyeast Roeselare.  Note the the addition of tart cherries is not in the the original recipe.  The beer was fantastic.

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Tart Is Smart Tart Cherry Concentrate, 32-Ounce Bottle

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Mortar & Pestle Set [Spices, Herbs and More]

Karter Scientific 213Y6 Porcelain Mortar Pestle, Glazed, 2.5", 60 mm, 5" Height

Porcelain Mortar and Pestle by Karter Scientific.  Model 213Y6.  Glazed, 2.5″, 60 mm, 5″ Height

Use to grind up herbs and spices for Belgian beers and beyond.

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Karter Scientific 213Y6 Porcelain Mortar Pestle, Glazed, 2.5″, 60 mm, 5″ Height

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New Brewer’s Reserve Kits! – Temple of Rye Imperial Porter & Tank Seven

Great Fermentations has released a new round of Brewer’s Reserve Recipe Kits.  The Brewer’s Reserve series of beer kits are limited availability and available (while supplies last) in both all grain and extract versions.

Temple of Rye Imperial Porter. from Great Fermentations… “WHISKEY AND BEER.  A couple of years ago we got a 64 gallon barrel that had been used to age Templeton Rye Whiskey, and thought to ourselves: “Hey, why don’t we put some homebrew in this here wood thingy?!?!” We were a bit worried as this was one of our first forays into barrel aging, but several months later, and after numerous “taste tests” we had ourselves an AWESOME barrel aged Imperial Porter.”

“Tank Steven”/Tank Seven Clone. from Great Fermentations… “Tank Steven is a big, hoppy farmouse ale strikingly similar to a commercially-available farmhouse ale with a name that’s one letter off. Our Tank Steven gives you a great fruitiness up front from the aromatic hops and yeast, and then setles into a pleasant spiciness on the back. Warming, this beer drinks surprisingly smoothly considering the ABV! In addition to grains, this recipe includes Belgian golden candi syrup to dry out the beer and give it a bump in alcohol. A blend of citrusy hops come in late in the boil to add unique grapefruit flavors and aromas to the finish! If you are a fan of the original commercial version, you’ll have to try this delicious farmhouse ale!”

These kits are limited edition and limited availability.

Brewer’s Reserve Recipe Kits

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