non-alcohol beer, low alcohol beer
Source: Wade Wallinger (WAWA@chevron.com),
HBD Issue #1710, 4/20/95
My father is no longer able to consume alcohol, and has
become quite the partaker of na beer. as a rule, the americans are again way
behind the europeans in terms of quality. I wanted to homebrew a beer that
he could drink AND enjoy.
Ingredients: (1 gallon)
- 1/2# carapils (mashed by 'steeping' in 1 gallon of water as it heated)
- 1/2oz hallertau hops (3.1% alpha, 15 min boil)
- 1/2oz hallertau hops (3.1% alpha, 1 min boil)
- 1 packet of ale yeast (dry, forgot to note the brand)
I let this sit for about two weeks in a gallon jug with an airlock at room
temp (about 70f) - no airlock activity. It took two weeks to 'clear' enough
to comfort me that it was time to bottle. I used 1 oz corn sugar in 1/2 cup
water to prime. OG was 1.010, FG was 1.009 (well within the repeatability of
the test, I believe).
Well, my father visited for easter, and rated the beer to be as good as the
european versions he has come to enjoy. A homebrewing buddy of mine also
enjoyed the taste, and wants to make a batch for himself for the summer
afternoons when he needs to retain his composure. The beer primed
wonderfully. the only drawback is that the sediment does not become firm,
and is difficult to keep from the glass when pouring from the bottle.