November/December 2000

November/December 2000

Check out the featured stories, such as Extract Rules!, Our Experts Taste The Kit Beers, It’s The Pits: Fruit Pit Hazards In Beer, Cat Tales: A Cat’s Eye View Of Better Brewing With Extract, For Geeks Only: Calibrating Judges at Remote Locations: The Palate Calibration Project, and For Geeks Only: Achieving Uniform Mash Bed Temperatures Using a SABCO RIMS System.

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About Zymurgy


Cover Story

Extract Rules!

By Ed Westemeier

Wanna win gold at Nationals with extract beer? Look no further. Ed Westemeier tracks down winners from recent National Homebrew Competitions to chat with them about their champion extract beers and how they brewed them.

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Zymurgy: November/December 2000

Our Experts Taste The Kit Beers

Everyone has seen them and most have brewed them: those simple no-boil beer kits. But how good is the beer really? We put them to the ultimate test with a panel of choosy judges. You may be surprised at what we found.

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Zymurgy: November/December 2000

It’s The Pits: Fruit Pit Hazards In Beer

Everyone knows that cyanide will kill you, and pretty quickly too. Our well-informed authors Dick VanDyke and Joe Formanek help you make sure you’re not putting a dose of lethal poison in your next fruit beer.

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Zymurgy: November/December 2000

Cat Tales: A Cat’s Eye View Of Better Brewing With Extract

Long-time extract brewer Jay Ankeney gets his feline companion involved in a bit of ghost-writing to lay out some new and sometimes unusual tips for basic brewing. Every reader will find a new idea here.

Recipes in this Issue

  • Dusty Mud Irish-Style Stout
  • Old Bailiwick English Style Barleywine
  • Old No. 9 Porter
  • Sofa King II Stout
  • Y2K Export
  • Old Smokey
  • Red Bag Ale
  • Celebrator Doppelbock Clone
  • Fred
  • Jay’s Favorite Porter
  • Jay’s PBC Mild

Meet the Editor-in-Chief

Dave Carpenter

Dave brewed his first batch in 2009 and started writing about beer soon thereafter. In addition to geeking out on beer and language, Dave enjoys hiking, traveling, and other gerunds as well. Email Dave