Saturday, 25 September 2010

What do you fancy?

I've always been a democrat at heart. Now's your chance to take advantage.

Hanging around in Paris waiting for my train - and the journey back itself - gave me plenty of reading time on Thursday. Enough to rattle through a whole stack or articles from the Journal of the Institute of Brewing. Ones from about 1900.

There was so much fascinating stuff that I can't decide what to post about first. This is where you come in. You decide for me. I suppose not so much democracy as indecision in action.

Here's a list of topics, tell me which you'd most like to hear about:

  • a history of beer duty
  • non-deposit bottled and cask beers
  • modern mashing operations
  • colour measurement
  • coloured malts
  • the use of flaked malts
  • arsenic in beer

Go on. You decide. I can't be arsed.

21 comments:

Yuri Katunin said...

These two:
- coloured malts
- the use of flaked malts

Thank you!

Yuri Katunin said...

These two:
- coloured malts
- the use of flaked malts
Thank you!

Yuri Katunin said...

These two
- coloured malts
- the use of flaked malts
Thank you

athelstanbrewery said...

Beer duty please.

Kelly Ryan said...

Arsenic in beer for me! Had our H&S guy telling us a story about a poisoning case a century or so ago just the other day!

Kelly

Gary Gillman said...

Non-deposit bottled and cask beer discussion, which might throw light on palate considerations as perceived then. Was post-fermentation yeast regarded as an aesthetic nuisance? As something that could further mature beer, or add (take away) flavour, etc.?

Gary

Anonymous said...

Coloured malts!

Anonymous said...

Coloured malts and arsenic in beer (!)

First Stater said...

Arsenic in Beer. Especially if it's from the French point of view.

Stan Hieronymus said...

"non-deposit bottled and cask beers"

Sounds innovative to me.

Anonymous said...

coloured malts

Matt said...

Non-deposit bottled and cask beers sounds interesting.

Mike said...

modern mashing

Ironman said...

I'm thinking coloured malts.

Brian said...

Modern mashing operations, please!

Jeff Renner said...

Modern mashing, please.

Korev said...

colour measurement pls

Barley said...

Beer duty history,please.

the gooch said...

Colored malts and flaked malts (flaked grains??). I have never heard of flaked malts before only flaked grains (flaked barley, flaked corn, flaked rice ect), should be interesting. Being a professional brewer I am interested in grists, of which you have been very generous with your research.

Duncan from Folkestone said...

ooh - they all sound so exciting ;-)

My top three would have to be

- a history of beer duty
- non-deposit bottled and cask beers
- colour measurement

lager-frenzy.com said...

Beer duty, please Ron