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The Biggest Chocolate Enemies
02
MAY
2018

The Biggest Chocolate Enemies

1. Humidity more than 55%      2. Heat above 20ºC / 68º F      3. Temperature fluctuations    Whether it is white chocolate, baking chocolate, milk chocolate or some kind...
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Red Ales
02
MAY
2018

Red Ales

 This style, often referred to as the Burgundy of Belgium, hails from West Flanders. It is a tart, sometimes sour beer, with a distinctive reddish-brown color. On the palate it is light to medium...
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About Yeast
02
MAY
2018

About Yeast

Yeast is a single-celled micro-organism that belongs to the family of minute fungi that multiply in sugar solutions, such as malted barley. Yeast is essential for the production of beer. The...
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Flanders Brown Ales
24
APR
2018

Flanders Brown Ales

A native son of the town of Oudenaarde in the East Flanders province of Belgium, the most famous of this style is Liefmans. The brewery's basic style is Old Brown (Oud Bruin in Belgium), but once...
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Pale Ales
24
APR
2018

Pale Ales

Belgian pale ales are a bit elusive as they are brewed throughout several provinces of Belgium and defy categorization. They span a broad spectrum of characteristics, but generally they share the...
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White beer and lemon
24
APR
2018

White beer and lemon

To the question "Is there any good reason for putting a slice of lemon in a glass of white beer?", Beer & Health answer: "The flavourings most frequently used in the making of white beer are...
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Six steps to paradise!
19
APR
2018

Six steps to paradise!

   Fine chocolate is one of life's pleasures and one of the few vices, which today's society finds acceptable. Here's how to do it justice.    Step 1: Allow the chocolate bar to come...
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Strong Ales
19
APR
2018

Strong Ales

Golden      These beers are usually pale to golden in color with a complexity and delicacy unmatched by other styles. They are light in body often with a champagne sparkle, yet high in alcohol...
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The etymology of beer
19
APR
2018

The etymology of beer

The etymology of beer is uncertain. Two words are associated with it: bibere and cervisia. Bibere is Latin and means to drink. The explanation would seem simple, but until now it has been the...
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Wheat Beer
12
APR
2018

Wheat Beer

  This style of beer is often referred to as a "white beer" or in Belgium "witbier" or "biÎre blanche." It bears two German counterparts: Bavarian weisse beer, which is...
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Varieties of Cocoa
12
APR
2018

Varieties of Cocoa

While the cocoa tree bears fruit (or pods) all year round, harvesting is generally seasonal. The pods come in variety of types since cocoa trees cross-pollinate freely....
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Trappist glass
11
APR
2018

Trappist glass

Bowl glasses with feet and long stems, Trappist glasses work well with the complex abbey ales they are designed for. First, they have very wide mouths, which allows the copious foam to develop...
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Do you know that...glassware
11
APR
2018

Do you know that...glassware

 Historically, drinking vessels were made from wood, leather, stoneware, or whatever else may have been handy. The historical replica Fraoch Heather Ale uses a traditional stoneware glass, and...
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The Sour Red & Brown Beers
03
APR
2018

The Sour Red & Brown Beers

 The red and brown beers of Flanders include ales such as Liefman's Goudenband and Rodenbach. Both of these examples are sour beers. In just about any other country, this would be considered to be...
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Growing The Cocoa
03
APR
2018

Growing The Cocoa

 Cocoa beans are the product of the cocoa tree and are used to make chocolate. The origin of the cocoa tree is in dispute. Some say it originated in the Amazon basin of Brazil, others place it in...
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In Babylon and Egypt
03
APR
2018

In Babylon and Egypt

 In Babylon and Egypt, long considered as the birthplace of beer, the drink was offered to the gods and was mainly used by kings and at important festivals. The Egyptians also attributed a...
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Four types of fermentation
29
MAR
2018

Four types of fermentation

There are four types of fermentation: top, bottom, spontaneous and mixed fermentation.    Beer obtained from top fermentation uses yeast that ferments at relatively high temperatures and...
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Recipe - Waffle of Liège
26
MAR
2018

Recipe - Waffle of Liège

The Belgian waffle, whether from Brussels or Liege, is world famous. The Liège waffle, thick, contains pearl sugar that tastes great under the tooth. Prefer it hot, the perfume is all the more...
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The famous "Pralines" must respect...
26
MAR
2018

The famous "Pralines" must respect...

The famous "Pralines" must respect...   The famous "Pralines" which you love to taste MUST respect the following definition: A bite-sized product, composed of either filled chocolate...
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One litre of unfiltered Beer is ten times healthier than one litre of milk
26
MAR
2018

One litre of unfiltered Beer is ten times healthier than one litre of milk

Do You Know that ...    One litre of unfiltered Beer is ten times healthier than one litre of milk. Beer doesn’t contain too much protein, however it has a lot of mineral substances: 1-2 g...
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