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Beer & Breweries in Heidelberg

Vetter's Alt brewing system

Following on from our visit to Bamberg we traveled by train onto the city of Heidelberg which is famous for its highly respected university and impressive schloss (castle). Additionally the city has a few breweries in the altstadt (old town).

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Bamberg: the home of smoked beers

Spezial Brau from Bamberg

During a three month stay in The Netherlands we took a trip via train to the city of Bamberg which is situated in the north of Bavaria, Germany. The main purpose was to seek out a style of beer called Rauchbier which is a German smoked beer and Bamberg is well renowned for having a number of breweries specializing in these.

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Brewing a Kitchen Sink beer

BIAB mash

It is commonly expressed by homebrewers, bloggers, and makers of beer-related podcasts that throwing a lot of different grains and hops at a beer, or Kitchen Sink beer as it is frequently referred, is a bad idea... so I thought I would give it a go!

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