Welcome to our collection of homebrew recipes! As avid homebrewers ourselves, we understand the importance of having access to tried and true recipes. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite recipes for you to try at home. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced brewer, we hope you find something here to inspire your next batch.
- 7 lbs Pale Malt Extract
- 1 lb Crystal 60L Malt
- 1 oz Cascade Hops (60 minutes)
- 1 oz Cascade Hops (15 minutes)
- 1 oz Cascade Hops (5 minutes)
- 1 packet American Ale Yeast
- Heat 2.5 gallons of water to 160°F.
- Add Crystal 60L Malt and steep for 30 minutes.
- Remove grains and bring water to a boil.
- Add Pale Malt Extract and 1 oz Cascade Hops (60 minutes).
- Add 1 oz Cascade Hops (15 minutes).
- Add 1 oz Cascade Hops (5 minutes).
- Remove from heat and cool wort to 70°F.
- Transfer wort to fermenter and add yeast.
- Ferment for 1-2 weeks, then bottle or keg.
- Q: How long will this beer keep?
- A: Properly stored, this beer can last up to 6 months.
- Q: Can I use a different type of yeast?
- A: Yes, but it may affect the flavor and alcohol content of the beer.
- Q: Can I add additional hops for a stronger flavor?
- A: Yes, but be careful not to overdo it, as it can make the beer overly bitter.
- Q: Can I substitute the Pale Malt Extract for something else?
- A: Yes, you can use Light Malt Extract, but it will change the flavor of the beer.
- Q: Can I add fruit or spices to this recipe?
- A: Yes, but be sure to do your research and adjust the recipe accordingly.
- Q: How long does it take to ferment?
- A: It typically takes 1-2 weeks to ferment.
- Q: Do I need any special equipment to make this beer?
- A: You will need a fermenter, airlock, and bottling or kegging equipment.
- Q: Can I make this beer without a kit?
- A: Yes, but you will need to source the ingredients separately.
If you’re new to homebrewing, we recommend starting with a simple recipe like this one. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different yeasts, hops, and malts to find a flavor profile that you love. Be sure to sanitize all of your equipment before use to prevent contamination. And most importantly, have fun!
When using hops, it’s important to pay attention to the alpha acid content. This will affect the bitterness of the beer. You can use an online calculator to determine how much hops to add based on the alpha acid content and your desired bitterness level.
Temperature control is key when fermenting beer. Try to keep the fermenter in a cool, dark place with a consistent temperature. And be patient! Good beer takes time.