Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Are There Standard Recipes?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-14-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
smyrnaquince
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Concord, MA
Posts: 569
Liked 18 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default Are There Standard Recipes?

I'm relatively new to AG (only two BIABs under my belt). The problem is, when I look for a recipe, the number I find is overwhelming!

Are there "standard" recipes for the different beer styles that get you the basic beer? I'm thinking of recipes that more-or-less everyone agrees makes an APA or a Stout or a whatever, that you could then vary in later batches to put your own twist on it.

My current problem is that I'd like to make an Oatmeal Stout or a Cream/Milk Stout, but can't pick a recipe. Every write-up makes every recipe sound good.

__________________
smyrnaquince is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
JohnnyO
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hamden, CT
Posts: 8,799
Liked 902 Times on 847 Posts
Likes Given: 494

Default

There are various opinions on it, but I recommend Brewing Classic Styles. It's a great book with a solid recipe for every style. Give it a look.

Oh, and don't trust every recipe you see on here. There are some clunkers.

__________________
Fermenting: Nothing
Drinking: IPA, Weizen
On Deck: TapRoom Brown Ale
JohnnyO is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
dukeredhair
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: desert
Posts: 86
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I found the http://www.amazon.com/Designing-Grea.../dp/0937381500 book to be really helpful with this. It doesn't necessarily nail down recipes but it given you a good idea of portions and base malts/ hops and temps for a ton of different styles.

__________________
dukeredhair is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2012, 06:29 PM   #4
stratslinger
Brewing Thespian
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
stratslinger's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Terryville, CT
Posts: 1,990
Liked 139 Times on 116 Posts
Likes Given: 89

Default

Definitely check out Brewing Classic Styles - I've made a few beers from that book, and they've all been fantastic!

I'm currently making my way through Designing Great Beers, as I really want to learn to formulate my own recipes. So far, it seems a good resource, but I'm still really early in the book...

__________________
stratslinger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2012, 07:36 PM   #5
cricky101
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 296
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smyrnaquince View Post
I'm relatively new to AG (only two BIABs under my belt). The problem is, when I look for a recipe, the number I find is overwhelming!

Are there "standard" recipes for the different beer styles that get you the basic beer? I'm thinking of recipes that more-or-less everyone agrees makes an APA or a Stout or a whatever, that you could then vary in later batches to put your own twist on it.

My current problem is that I'd like to make an Oatmeal Stout or a Cream/Milk Stout, but can't pick a recipe. Every write-up makes every recipe sound good.
I agree with Brewing Classic Styles.

Also, when viewing the recipe database here, one thing I do is sort the listings by replies (click the column header) so the most-commented recipes in the particular style I've chosen come up first. That way the recipes where someone has added it and hasn't posted any results are way at the bottom of the list.
__________________

-------------------
"A witty saying proves nothing." - Voltaire

cricky101 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2012, 09:43 PM   #6
smyrnaquince
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Concord, MA
Posts: 569
Liked 18 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Nice tip on the sorting. Thanks.

Also, thank you all for the book suggestions.

__________________
smyrnaquince is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2012, 09:49 PM   #7
cclloyd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
cclloyd's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Largo, Florida
Posts: 2,973
Liked 31 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 71

Default

I just made Yooper's Oatmeal Stout recipe and it came out fantastic. Search in the recipe thread and it's on the first page under Stout.

__________________
cclloyd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bog standard mexican lager? RobWalker Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 10-30-2011 07:43 PM
What's the standard? Shaneoco1981 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 07-13-2011 09:46 AM
Is there a Standard modification to 'kits' pr0cess Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 04-07-2010 09:43 PM
Standard Dilution Practice Netflyer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 01-29-2010 06:42 PM
Ó Flannagáin Standard help Challenger440 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 12-22-2009 03:52 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS