So I have vacation coming up in May in which I'll be driving down to Virginia from MA with my family. I'll be bringing my own beer, probably a case or two.
I've never come up with my own recipe, I've just stuck with the LHBS or Northern Brewer kits. We'll be deep in the country and will be doing a lot of historical things on the trip like Thomas Jefferson's house, James Madison's house, etc. I'd like to brew a beer that kind of reflects this.
I'm looking for ideas for a beer that.....
1. Is a beer that our forefathers would have brewed themselves since many of them lived down there.
2. Or a beer that reflects the local ingredients of the Virginia or Appalachian mountain area.
I'm an extract brewer for now and will eventually be going all grain...but not for this brew. So I'd appreciate extract recipes.
What do you think????
P.S. - I know there are alot of Colonial America recipies floating around on here, many with fruits and spices as adjuncts. I'm open to the idea of Molassas....but want to know what you guys think!