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Old 12-03-2007, 03:52 PM   #31
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Off topic, but I thought you went by "The Fume" these days.

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Old 12-03-2007, 03:54 PM   #32
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Hence the Church monopoly I have read.
Yes, he proposes that the switch to hops had alot to do with politics and the reformation. He also speculates that the german purity laws were actually one of the first anti-drug laws ever in that they demanded the use of hops over more "dangerous" herbs. Hops were safer because they induced sleep more than any other effect.

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Old 12-03-2007, 03:56 PM   #33
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Off topic, but I thought you went by "The Fume" these days.
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:58 PM   #34
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Yes, he proposes that the switch to hops had alot to do with politics and the reformation. He also speculates that the german purity laws were actually one of the first anti-drug laws ever in that they demanded the use of hops over more "dangerous" herbs. Hops were safer because they induced sleep more than any other effect.

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Yes, i've been hankering to give a wild gruit a try see if I can get any of those *ahem* effects
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:00 PM   #35
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I enjoy tangents and differences of opinion. I took your comments good naturedly drizzle
I admire your defense of Tolkien against the percieved insult oflannagan.

CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG!!!!Lol

I suggest that we settle on a style and recipe an all of us that give a **** can brew it. Sound cool? GOOD!

Who's with me?

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I enjoy tangents and differences of opinion. I took your comments good naturedly drizzle
I admire your defense of Tolkien against the percieved insult oflannagan.

CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG!!!!Lol

I suggest that we settle on a style and recipe an all of us that give a **** can brew it. Sound cool? GOOD!

Who's with me?



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Old 12-03-2007, 04:06 PM   #37
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Well, I'm pretty sure there's specific mention of porter in The Hobbit (one of the dwarves asks for it) but other than the fact that the beer was made with locally grown barley I'm not aware of other details. I remember coming across a webpage a few years ago devoted to this topic, where some guy had compiled all references to beer and brewing in Tolkien's works but I can't find it now (sorry).

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Old 12-03-2007, 04:10 PM   #38
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One beer to be brewed by all, One beer to find them! One beer to consume their thoughts and in the darkness...... get them really sh*tfaced!

I get to be the elf!!! Lol.

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Holy Crap! I posted this barely an hour and a half ago, and look at the responses! Thanks everyone, I had no idea this would go over so well. I think the general consensus so far has been a mild brown for the Hobbiton region, I think that opting for herbs rather than hops is a good way to go. Like someone mentioned, given the current shortage in some areas, this might now be a bad time to give this a try. I'm honestly not too up on my indigenous British herbs, but does anyone have any thoughts as to what might be appropriate? Also, I know it's generally not part of the style of a brown mild, but I was thinking about using a small quantity of oak chips in the secondary to simulate the casks they used, since I'm sure they didn't have glass or stainless fermenters Good idea, bad idea?

I did a cursory glance through Fellowship last night and I didn't see anything specifically related to beer, but I'll take a better look when I get home. I'll also consult some of the other materials, as someone suggested. Thanks again everyone, I'm glad this is going over so well!

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