Open Fermentation

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I remember as a kid my parents made home brew the house reeked of hops and
the shed was full of exploded bottles. Anyway I was taking to them about it
but they can't remmebr the recipe, they had to take a certain amount off it
every so often and  used boiled hops and who knows what else, I'm not sure
how they did it. Does anyone have a similar recipe to this or any open
fermentation recipes. When I discussed it with them they both agreed it was
a pretty good brew, I remeber now it was well carbonated, they used raw
sugar I think ?







Re: Open Fermentation
What decade are they / you talking about?

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mid 70s.

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:> I remember as a kid my parents made home brew the house reeked of hops
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:> fermentation recipes. When I discussed it with them they both agreed it
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:> a pretty good brew, I remeber now it was well carbonated, they used raw
:> sugar I think ?
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Re: Open Fermentation
Uhmm, this sounds like almost any beer recipe.  As for taking stuff
off the top, it could have yeast harvesting from the krausen.  There
isn't enough information for a recipe, but you could do almost any ale
recipe and try using open fermentation if you wanted.  You can brew
and/or prime with pure cane sugar, but it can be a little cidery so
most people use dextrose instead.  Check out some recipe sites like
http://www.stoutbillys.com or http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipes
You might invest a little time reading John Palmers How to Brew at
http://www.howtobrew.com  His site is an excellent source for brewing
techniques.

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