Apple Beer Trub Bread

“Trub” is the name for that yeasty sludge left in the bottom of a carboy after the beer has been racked out. With many beers, the trub will absorb the bitterness from the hops, leaving an unpleasant set of flavors to work with. With the apple beer, however, there’s so little of the hops used…

Maple Cider

Thoughts: I know, I know, natural fermentation is a dicey proposition, and unpredictable at best. But this recipe is very simple, with Amazing results. The flavors are rich and complex, moving from residual maple sweetness to the sour tang of the apples. Appearance-wise, it’s a nice sort of rusty color, darker than normal cider on account…

Wildling Cider

“Before Mance, Varamyr Sixskins had been a lord of sorts. He lived alone in a hall of moss and mud and hewn logs that had once been Haggon’s, attended by his beasts. A dozen villages did him homage in bread and salt and cider, offering him fruit from their orchards and vegetables from their gardens.”…