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Mark Griswold
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sommelier, cicerone, cheesemonger
sommelier, cicerone, cheesemonger

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Process: Yeast & Fermentation
Process: Yeast & Fermentation
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Process: Yeast & Fermentation
After the wort is boiled, cooled, and aerated, yeast is added, or pitched , into the sugary solution to begin the wort's transformation into beer. While fermentation can take place in any type of vessel, many modern fermentors have a conical bottom . The co...
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Process: Yeast & Fermentation
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Britians boldy brew beer bound for abroad: the India Pale Ale (IPA)
The development of Pale Ale proved very, very popular in England, and as the British Empire expanded, expatriates wanted a taste of home.  British brewers were more than happy to ship barrels of beer to India, but because they were doing this before the inv...
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Process: Boiling, Whirlpool, Chilling, Aeration
After lautering ( the sep a ration of wort from the spent grain), the wort is heated to a rolling boil.  Boiling the wort accomplishes several things: 1) H igh heat pasteurizes the wort, killing unwanted bacteria that may cause off flavors. 2) Boiling stops...
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Process: Milling, Mashing, Lautering
The first phase of brewing beer is the extraction of sugar from malted barley. This sugar is what yeast will consume to produce alcohol. Malted barley
contains both starches and the enzymes that will break those starches
into sugars. The starches are extr...
Process: Milling, Mashing, Lautering
Process: Milling, Mashing, Lautering
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Ingredients: Yeast
Yeast is a single celled fungus that
takes sugars extracted from grain and transforms them into alcohol and carbon
dioxide in a process called fermentation. That's a pretty general overview of
what yeast does, and to become a Certified Cicerone, you'll need...
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La Vie en Rosé
La Vie en Rosé
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La Vie en Rosé
You've probably noticed
the displays of rosé in your local
grocery store of wine shop. There's a sea of pink colored wine, but how
is one different from the others? Here's a place to start. It
is a common misconception that rosé is a blend of
red and white ...
La Vie en Rosé
La Vie en Rosé
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Ingredients: Hops
Hops provide a bitter counterpoint to barley malt's sweetness, as well as adding unique aromas and flavors to beer. A brief history of gruit and hops   (not on the syllabus - I just think its interesting)   In the middle ages, beer was flavored with gruit (...
Ingredients: Hops
Ingredients: Hops
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BJCP Beer Style Guideline Changes
Virginia Thomas , Business Manager for the Cicerone Certification Program recently tweeted about upcoming changes to the Cicerone Certification Syllabus . She wrote : The Cicerone® Certification Program uses the BJCP (Beer Judge
Certification Program) styl...
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