The cold temperatures outside means that your basement may be cooling down too, affording an opportunity to make a homebrew that likes a cooler fermentation temp. Have you tried making a lager, kolsch or california common? Do you have any tips for making these styles of beer? Post your ideas and comments here.
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In Babylon over 4000 years ago, it was customary for the bride's father to supply his new son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. As mead is a honey beer and their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the 'honey month' - or what we know today as the 'honeymoon'. In fact, Babylonians believed if the groom drank mead for an entire month, it enhanced the chances of his wife bearing a male heir.