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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Ale was brewed for centuries without hops. Before the 1400s, ale was flavored with herbs such as rosemary and thyme. Yet the antiseptic quality of hops helped to preserve ale from spoiling and later became a vital part of its flavor.