Foraging

We're purchasing persimmons!

Believe it or not, persimmons are already ripening...and we’re buying! Our friend and forager Kay called us to let us know her first round of...

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Persimmons (2015 harvest)

Persimmons are already ripening, and we’re buying! While we are still enjoying what is left of summer, we are preparing for future beers...namely...

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Persimmons (2014 harvest)

NOTE: this 2013 post took some time to craft, and much of it holds true this year. Persimmons are already ripening, and we're buying! $3 a pound for...

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Persimmons (2012 Harvest)

We brew and bottle our winter beer, First Frost, using native persimmons. (Notice the witty use of persimmon-colored bolding throughout this post,...

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Paw Paw Belgian-Style Golden Ale

Forager 1: 2010 First Frost Winter Persimmon AleForager 2: 2011 Sparking Pear Farmhouse Ale  Forager 3: 2011 Paw Paw Belgian-Style Golden Ale Many...

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Persimmon foraging

We've written extensively about persimmons. If you have some time, check out our essays on persimmon beer in the South, written when we were building...

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Brewing First Frost (part 3)

Fullsteam's persimmon beer, First Frost Part 1: Introduction and research Part 2: Harvest Part 3: Brewing (today's write-up) The first two blog...

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First Frost (part 2)

Gathering persimmons for our winter ale, First Frost, is hardly scalable or efficient. But it's a heck of a lot of fun. I needed to get out and in...

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First Frost (part 1)

Another 2 A.M. post. For some reason, I can't make it through Monday Night Football. I wake up hearing the highlights...then I'm up for another three...

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