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Archive for September, 2019

Altbier (Book Review)

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Cover of Altbier: History, Brewing, Techniques, Recipes by Horst D. Dornbusch

Lagering in my basement is 25 litres of Dusseldorf Altbier – to be precise it’s an Enderlein’s Alt from pages 105-106 of Altbier: History, Brewing Techniques, Recipes by Horst D. Dornbusch (1998). Herbert Enderlein was “technical editor of the book and also the brewmaster at Brauerei Ferdinand Schumacher, the oldest altbier brewery in Dusseldorf”. That brewery opened in 1838. Needless to say I’m looking forward to my second attempt at making one of these lovely German ales fermented at low temperature and lagered for two months. There is a reason another book on this subject has not appeared since 1998 and that is simply that this one covers everything you really need to know.

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My name is Steven Clark and I live in the Derwent Valley in Southern Tasmania. I have an MBA (Specialisation) and a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania. I'm a mazer & a yeast farmer (making beer, fruit wine and mead as by-products of continuous improvement in my farming practices). I'm a photographer, although my film cameras are currently silent. I do not tolerate idiots. I do not tolerate bigotry. I do not tolerate excuses. Let's be clear, if you sit with my enemies you my are my enemy for life.

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