BeerDude Homebrewing


RECIPES

All recipes are for a 5-gallon batch.

Extra Special Bitter
Light-amber colored, similar to Fuller's ESB but a bit stronger. A great everyday ale.
8 lbs 2-row pale ale malt
12 oz British crystal malt
2 oz Northern Brewer hops (for boil)
1 vial ale yeast
tap water
Use ale mash method. If cast-conditioned style is desired, keep the CO2 charge down to about 10 PSI.
 
American Red Ale
Cascade hops add a crispness that is common to American style Red Ales. This ale is easy to drink and everyone loves it.
8 lbs 2-row pale ale malt
1 lb British crystal malt
1 lb Dextrin or Carapils malt
1 oz Cascade hops (for boil)
1 oz Cascade hops (finishing)
1 vial ale yeast
tap water
Use ale mash method. The finishing hops may be steeped, or dry hopped during fermentation.
 

Czech-style Pilsner
The lightness of the ingredients allows the good tasting water to come through. Belgium lager malt is a bit tastier than most lager malts. Saaz hops are sometimes not available, but crucial to this light but flavorful beer.
8 lbs Belgium lager malt
2 oz Saaz hops (for boil)
2 oz Saaz hops (for finishing)
1 vial lager yeast
Good tasting spring water - important!
Use lager mash method. The finishing hops may be steeped, or dry hopped during fermentation. Ferment at low temperature (50 deg) if possible. Condition in secondary fermentation-vessel for 2 weeks. Condition in bottles or kegs for 4 weeks.

 
Stout
The flaked barley adds richness, and the acidified malt adds that Guinness-type tang. Best served lightly charged with CO2 and through a real Guinness-style faucet.
8 lbs 2-row pale ale malt
1 lb roasted barley malt
1 lb flaked barley
4 oz acidified malt
1-2 oz Northern Brewer hops (for boil)
1 vial ale yeast
 tap water
Use ale mash method. If Guinness-style faucet will be used for serving, keep the CO2 charge down to about 15 PSI.

 
Double Nut Brown Ale
The honey malt adds a nice nut-like flavor. I got this idea from tasting the Double Nut Brown Ale at Mammoth Brewing Company. I think I got pretty close!
8 lbs 2-row pale ale malt
8 oz chocolate malt
1 lb honey malt
1 1/2 oz Northern Brewer hops (for boil)
1 vial ale yeast
tap water
Use ale mash method.


Hoppy Nut Brown Ale
This is my own idea. The American special roast malt adds another layer of nut-like flavor, and the extra hops balance it nicely. Tasty!
8 lbs 2-row pale ale malt
2 lbs American special roast malt (50 lvb)
4 oz chocolate malt
2 oz Northern Brewer hops (for boil)
1 oz Cascade hops (for boil)
1 oz Cascade hops (finish)
1 vial ale yeast
tap water
Use ale mash method.


India Pale Ale
Nice hoppy bitterness, but not overly bitter like some micro-brewers tend to do.
8 lbs 2-row pale ale malt
1/2 lb British crystal malt
3-4 oz Northern Brewer hops (for boil)
1 vial ale yeast
tap water
Use ale mash method.



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