It's that time of year when we make our strange "strong ale". The one where we do everything wrong.
We go very easy on the hops.
We ferment it hot.
And we chuck in a random handful of spice*.
Why? Oh, why the hell not.
It goes off like a rocket. I'm racking it today - it smells of alcohol and burns your tummy, don'tcha know.
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*This year it's mainly Grains of Paradise and a tiny bit of Coriander (the small seeded variety, but only a tiny bit).
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