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We brewed beer from the White House’s Honey Porter recipe last October.

The home brewer who kindly offered his home and equipment adapted the recipe slightly but we hewed to its spirit.

The homebrewer I'm working with today adapted the White House thusly.

There was no way to get White House honey so we substituted the product of my friend’s father’s apiary in Maryland and a few ounces of local Virginia honey.

Not @WhiteHouse but it *is* from bees in an apiary from a home owner in Bowie, Maryland. Honey Porter, here we come.

Below, we’re about to remove the grains from the kettle.

Brewing White House beer today. About to remove the grains from the kettle.

Adding malted barley extract to the wort.

Adding malted barley extract to the wort.

Cooling the wort using a clever cold water system, transferring the heat energy through a copper coil and hoses.

Cooling the wort using a clever cold water system, transferring the heat energy through a copper coil and hoses.

Transferring the wort.

Transferring the wort

Hoppy discovery: The beer we brewed using the White House Honey Porter recipe was not only drinkable – it was actually quite good. I pulled my first taste December 8th and I was proud to share it with guests the next day.

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