This was good but not awesome... but in fairness to Chef John, it may have been the pale ale I used. He does not specify the beer to use and personally there are not that many beers that I like (wine person here)... so I chose the one recommended by my local liquor store proprietor. It's not bad, just more 'hoppy' than I expected, but plenty flavorful and it has a great texture, especially after it cools... which I highly recommend Chef John's suggestion to cool completely before slicing. We could not resist the aroma so sliced while it was till very warm. I am looking forward to the rest of the loaf. You should rry it, it is a good bread. Good crust, moist crumb, and not at all hard to work with. You can skip the cornmeal if you use parchment, but do NOT skip the water in the rack underneath, that's crucial. My husband LOVED it.
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This was good but not awesome... but in fairness to Chef John, it may have been the pale ale I...