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Two new brews and another cheese

My roommate has been in Africa for the past few weeks, so I took the opportunity to blow up the kitchen several times while she was gone.

First, a saison/farmhouse-style beer that didn’t go exactly as planned (low mash efficiency) but tastes delicious anyway.

Second, a remake of the delicious ginger-spiced pale ale

Cheese #2: Monterey Jack-style

After my previous cheesemaking attempt with Paul, which was successful for a first try but pretty obviously not quite right, I decided to make another last weekend. Since I was using pasteurized milk, this time I used CaCl2, which helped the the milk gel better and gave a clean break. I made a small batch to test things out and it turned out nicely. Here’s the recipe I…

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