October 02, 2012
John Blanding/Globe Staff
The making of the president's honey ale.
The president's beer recipe is going around, so we decided to try it.
Steeping whole-grain biscuit and amber malt in a mesh bag to add color.
Straining the sack of grain.
Warming the malt extract.
Javier Torre adds dried malt extract.
Hops, a flavoring and bittering agent, is added to the boiling pot.
Pouring in the honey.
After chilling the mixture, now called the “wort,” the mixture is transferred to the fermenter (a big glass jug) and then the yeast is added.
It’s time to taste an earlier-made batch of the president’s honey ale. While a little dry, the beer has a satisfying flavor.