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Jerusalem Artichoke Beer

I’ve been reading an amazing book called The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz¬†recently. It’s full of ferments (not just beer) from around the world, some with exotic and hard-to-come-by ingredients, but one sentence stuck with me. Katz wrote that, apart from its health benefits, fermentation has always been used to preserve surpluses from …

Purple Basil Beer

This recipe is based on this one¬†from TastyBrew.com, but with some significant differences. I brewed it with some of the huge pile of Fuggles hops from the garden which I harvested in August, and purple basil also from the garden. Purple basil is a hardy species with a strong menthol note, which does far better …