November/December 2004

November/December 2004

Check out the featured stories, such as The Flavor of Hops, Beer Ventures: Düsseldorf Altbier, The ‘Beer Tinkerers’, Getting Buggy with Cicadale, The Half-A-Buckapound Brewery, Pardon Our Prison Brew, and Try This At Home: Malt Vinegar.

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About Zymurgy


Cover Story

The Flavor of Hops

By Jim Parker

Calling a beer “hoppy” is like calling a sunset “pretty”–it just doesn’t do it justice. Zymurgy asks readers to participate in a national hop profiling experiment to help better define the flavor and aroma characteristics of hops.

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Zymurgy: November/December 2004

Pardon Our Prison Brew

It wasn’t illegal, but members of Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF) should be put in solitary for the unpotable potables they concocted for their Prison Brew Competition.

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Zymurgy: November/December 2004

Try This At Home: Malt Vinegar

Be good to your mother–vinegar mother, that is–if you want to make your own tasty malt vinegar.

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Zymurgy: November/December 2004

Beer Ventures: Düsseldorf Altbier

While most of Germany is awash in lager, the town of Düsseldorf sticks to its old ways, preferring its traditional Altbier. Take a tour of the city’s five Altbier breweries or brew your own at home.

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Zymurgy: November/December 2004

The ‘Beer Tinkerers’

What would happen to your beer if you changed just one variable, be it hops, yeast or water? That was the question a group of Iowa homebrewers set out to answer.

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Zymurgy: November/December 2004

Getting Buggy With Cicadale

Once every 17 years, Brood X cicadas emerge along the Eastern Seaboard. What can you do about this insect invasion? Why, make a beer, of course.

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Zymurgy: November/December 2004

The Half-A-Buckapound Brewery

Inspired by Randy Mosher’s Buckapound Brewery but lacking the mechanical skills, one brewer creates his own system.

Recipes in this Issue

  • Coopers American IPA
  • Name That Hop Pale Ale
  • Alt
  • Sweet Porter
  • CicadAle
  • Preeminent Pilsener
  • European Pale Lager
  • Scottish Ale
  • Porter
  • Wheat Beer
  • Belgian Strong Ale
  • Specialty/Experimental/Historical

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