Sundry Topics

How to talk Beer like a Pro

By • March 13, 2012 • 1 Comment

How to talk Beer like a Pro

Have you bought your Brooklyn Brew Shop beer brewing kit yet? If you've watched Amanda learn to make beer, you know that brewing is full of jargon to describe very specific stages of the beer making process. We've collected our top 5 basics below -- try tossing these around next time you visit your local bottle shop.

1. Mash - This is just a mix of grains (mostly malted barley and wheat) and water. It looks like porridge, or oatmeal, or...well, mash. After it's simmered, you mash out by bringing it to a certain temperature (this is called mashing out). Then you're on to the next fancy word.

Read more for the other 4 terms!

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Behind the Scenes

Weikiwa Tangelos and a Mystery Solved

By • March 13, 2012 • 3 Comments

Weikiwa Tangelos and a Mystery Solved

Our associate editor Kristy stopped at Eataly yesterday to pick up some ingredients for today's photoshoot. On the way she spotted these beautiful yellow-orange citrus labeled Weikiwa Tangelo Oranges and stopped to snap a quick Instagram shot with the caption, "Exciting citrus alert! What do you know about these beauties?”

Not too long after, we had an answer! FOOD52er, Instagram user, and biologist roguehousewife shared her knowledge with us:

WEKIWA TANGELO, unusual hybrid between a Sampson Tangelo and an unspecified (we would call it "mystery") grapefruit. The irresistible result is a very juicy tangelo which looks and tastes like a pink grapefruit (red-blushed pulp, yellow rind), but is sweet like a tangerine, and the size of one. Sometimes known as pink tangelo (or "Lavender Gem"), it can be substituted for grapefruit. Easily separated into 12 segments with few seeds. I can't wait to taste these! Fruits ripen in January. Self fertile. Zones 8B-10.

We'll definitely be returning to Eataly to buy these -- and we'll keep using Instagram to share mystery fruits and vegetables to see what we learn!

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Small Batch

In the Kitchen with the Brooklyn Brew Shop

By • March 12, 2012 • 0 Comments

In the Kitchen with the Brooklyn Brew Shop

We cook from scratch a lot here at Food52 -- yogurt, granola, sriracha, ricotta, bread -- but before we met Stephen Valand and Erica Shea from Brooklyn Brew Shop, we'd never considered making our own beer. We made a video with Erica and Stephen all about the beer brewing process -- be sure to check out Brooklyn Brew Shop and our Shop deal. And when your bottles of custom brew are ready, won't you share one with us?

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