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    5 Do's And Don'ts For A New Brewer

    1. Do: Sanitize Everything Ok perhaps that's an exaggeration (http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/06/this-is-why-ill-never-be-adult.html) Sanitization is one of the most crucial parts of brewing a healthy beer. At best, an infection will cause some "interesting" sour flavors, and at...
  2. V

    Craft The Perfect Draft - Hazy Daze Stout

    As the Fall season approaches here in the Northeastern United States it brings with it the shorter days and cooler temperatures that signal the end of summer. In a few weeks the leaves of the deciduous trees in my neighborhood will start to change color. The same green leaves that provided...
  3. V

    Craft The Perfect Draft - The 420 Special Wheat

    When someone asks which style of beer is my absolute favorite I half-jokingly tell them that I like all styles of beer, which in fact I do. From the moment I take that first cold sip of beer I start to single out everything I like about it. Perfect color, good carbonation, a lingering head...
  4. V

    Craft The Perfect Draft - What To Brew?

    You just had a party, some friends came over and you shared your latest batch of homebrew with them. Suddenly someone lets you know the keg's been kicked. You realize how busy your schedule is but you're going to have to brew another batch of beer and soon. It's happened to all of us at some...
  5. B

    Recipe Numbers Not Adding Up: 5 Common Causes

    Ever find a great looking recipe - on a website, in a book, or elsewhere plug it into your brewing software - and the numbers just don't add up? I'm specifically talking about the IBUs and the specific gravity. It can be frustrating! Here are the main reasons why that happens: (Note: I've...
  6. O

    How to Design a Homebrew Recipe

    How to Design a Homebrew Recipe So, you've brewed a kit or two, and it came out pretty well. Or perhaps you've followed a few recipes from books or websites, and have been pretty happy with the results. Now, though, you are ready to create a beer that is your very own. But where do you start...
  7. D

    The Greater Culture: Cheese Making Basics

    The Greater Culture: Cheese Making Basics Over my years as a home brewer, I've found that both myself and many others in the hobby have an insatiable desire to make things themselves. It comes from the deepest part of our genes. It's in our blood and bones. We all were driven to make things with...
  8. BrewersJourney

    Following a Flagship Saison Recipe from a LHBS

    Link to Homebrewing a SFBC – Lando Saison Short Finger Brewing Co. is part homebrew store and part brewery and they make the recipe for their flagship saison public. So I figured I would give it a go myself and in doing so discovered one of my favourite saison recipes of all time!
  9. BrewersJourney

    I attempted to Homebrew a Corona Extra Clone and well...

    Link to Homebrewing a Corona Extra Clone A while back I set out to make a Corona Extra clone and I ended up with something that was a bit different, way more alcoholic and also still somewhat decent!
  10. jayjay

    Any good IPA recipe recommendations?

    Hi I wanna try my luck with an IPA batch and want to hear if you have any experiences/recommendations for recipes. I am looking for something that is not killyourtastebudsbitter but more in the pleasantfordowningloadsoftheseinthesummertime type. Maybe something towards a Brewdog Punk IPA - All...
  11. H

    Adding Ingredients & Fruit to a Wheat

    I’m looking to brew a wheat / Hefe Style & want to add spices or fruit. I’ve done orange peel & coriander. I’m thinking about banana & vanilla. I’ve never attempted the secondary fermentation. Does anyone have any tips or fun recipes to share?? Maybe even something completely different like...
  12. Gallagher1424

    Juicy (non hazy) IPA Recipe help

    Hello fellow home brewers. I Developed this recipe looking to create an IPA that would be juicy but not necessarily hazy. I was hoping that I could get some feed back on any modifications or suggestions you may have. Stats IBU:44 SRM: 9 OG:1.066 5.25 gallon batch size Mash at 150F for 70min...
  13. jayjay

    Good websites for recipes?

    Hi I am new to brewing and looking for some good sources for recipes and inspiration. So if you got any recommendations please link them here :) Cheers
  14. BrewersJourney

    Zee Germans are coming! Homebrewing my first German Altbier using K-97

    Link: Zee Germans are coming! Homebrewing my first German Altbier using K-97 First time brewing an Altbier and first time using K-97! Very impressed with the results (of both).
  15. BrewersJourney

    I took a homebrew classic and swapped out the yeast to see what would happen

    Link: Homebrewing a Centennial Blonde Lager One of my favourite parts about this hobby is being able to experiment and tweak recipes and variables! Has anyone else done anything similar to this classic HomeBrewTalk recipe with good results?
  16. PCatsoulis

    Fine-Tuning The Cream Ale

    Hey folks, for my next brew I want to do a simple cream ale. While there are plenty of recipes and really only a few simple rules to follow when making one, I wanna see if anyone can help build some input as to what I can do to really make my homebrew variant a consistent, go to beer for the...
  17. H

    Lotus hops

    Hi all. Couldn't find any info about Lotus hops online from people that actually used them. I got myself a couple pounds of the stuff and made a session neipa with 62% lotus and the rest Mosaic. 5 gal batch in the keg, used a pound of hops total, all in the Whirlpool and dry hop. Grain bill of...
  18. Gallagher1424

    What style is this?

    Hello fellow brewer's, I originally wanted to make a Irish Red Ale. But decided really wanted to bump up the Vienna malt in the grain bill since I really enjoy the flavor Vienna has to offer. This is what I came up with. I'm wondering if any of you have any input on what style this would...
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    Critique my Vanilla Milk Stout recipe please

    Type: All Grain IBU : 25 (Tinseth) Color : 64 EBC Carbonation : 2 CO2-vol Pre-Boil Gravity : 1.036 Original Gravity : 1.045 Final Gravity : 1.012 Grainfather Batch Size : 23 L Boil Time : 60 min Brewhouse Efficiency: 72% Mash Efficiency : 75.1% Fermentables (4.47 kg) 2.42 kg - Pale Ale - DE...
  20. Stand

    Dark Belgian Saison Advice

    This my first crack at a Dark Belgian Saison for the winter months. I want something drinkable, but flavorful. 3711 and 530 are two of my favorite yeasts, but I've never used them together. If anyone sees anything obviously silly about my recipe I'd love some advice. Thanks! Recipe: Alarum...
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