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Own recipe, any hints or tweaks?

A newbie here. I've brewed thousands of litres of good, bright tasty wine over the years, but this year I've turned my hand to beer. I brewed a Yorkshire bitter already, and am currently brewing a ...
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Grain Bill for 5 Gallon (Wheat and Barley Pale Ale)

I am new to home brewing and would welcome the insights and comments of the other home brewers on this website in order to brew a 5 gallon batch of a Wheat and Barley based Pale Ale. That said, what ...
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5 Gallon Recipe for "Stand Tall Pineapple Pale Ale" - Mill Street Brewery

Good day, I am seeking help from the seasoned brewers on this forum to find a recipe for a beer that I absolutely loved and cannot get anymore of because it was only a seasonal craft beer that Mill St....
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Can theatre buttered and salted popcorn be used for brewing brewing at home?

Can theatre buttered and salted popcorn be used for brewing brewing at home? A friend of mine has access to leftover popcorn from a movie theatre and I was wondering if it could be used for brewing at ...
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Why would a NEIPA recipe have long boil time?

I'm browsing through Brewers Friend recipes, specifically looking at NEIPAs. With a few exceptions they are mostly 60min(+) boils even though they don't have bittering additions at the start of the ...
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Does a beer with one malt and one hop PLUS adjuncts count as a SMASH?

Not sure if this is the right forum for this question.. A SMASH beer is Single Malt And Single Hop, and (from the recipes I've seen) just those - if you mashed with an adjunct like wheat would you ...
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First time brewing a Porter (BIAB) - Need help!

first time poster (long time lurker) on these forums. Hope you'll are doing well. I am 6 months into this hobby and have brewed 3 Pale Ales which have ranged from disastrous to pretty bad :P I now am ...
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First try BIAB Pilsner recipe

I have done some research but are easily confused by metric (approximate imperial) conversions. My constraints are really a lack of proper equipment but I have the following: 2 x 5 L (5 qt) ...
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Brewing cheap beer for use in garden not drinking?

does anyone have any recipes that produces beer really cheaply. I have several slug traps in my garden to get rid of slugs/snails and I currently buy cheap beer from the shop, but it's a pain having ...
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Red Ale didn't turn out how I thought it would

So I followed a recipe called "hoppy red ale" and I just took a sample after 14 days in the fermenter. I'm a little disappointed that it's not as red as I thought it would be. It's more of a brown / ...
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Can I add yeast and sugar during the first 10 days?

I have a wine that's been on primary fermentation for 10 days and still haven't seen any activity in the airlock. I think that the reason is the sugar and the yeast needed to be added. I saw in some ...
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What is the meaning of the "Temperature" mash step on Brewers Friend?

I found the following recipe on Brewers Friend: https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/528861/kellermeister This is a traditional all grain recipe and I would like to brew it with my BIAB ...
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Blending different apple varieties for hard cider (uk)

Has anybody experimented with blending different varieties of apple for "hard cider"? Locally I have an apple variety called "Blenheim Orange" and also an unidentified cider apple. Using just the ...
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Has anyone brewed Keptinis beer?

I would like to try my hand at brewing Keptinis (I've read Lar's blog). I would like a recipe geared towards modern homebrewers and I'm most interested in the baking part and how to do that in a ...
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Mum ale recipes/references/sources?

As some of you may be aware I have a strange obsession with old beers styles and trying to recreate historical styles. My next idea is to try and create the style Mum. "This is a style originally ...
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Mango Lassi IPA, what do they use to get the lassi flavour?

I recently tried a mango lassi IPA which was really nice, it really captured the flavour of the mango lassi. I was wondering what they may have used to get those flavours? Would it be lactose and ...
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What is a hop bill?

There is of course beer recipes but what makes it different from a hop bill? Do you use a hop bill for all types of beers? What do you consider when making one?
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Is this an okay recipe?

This is my first time brewing my own beer. I plan on making a pale ale using 2x Coopers Light Malt Extract in 5 gallons of water. I've recently bought 100g of each of the following hops (and plan to ...
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What kind of beer can I make with these ingredients?

I have used most of these to make a Czech Pilsner, which came out every well, however, I don't have a refrigerator in which to lager the pilsner right now. So, I'm looking for a light refreshing beer ...
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Adding Ingredients to an IPA Kit

I am a home brewing newbie from the UK. I have made 2 batches so far; my first was a 1 gallon IPA kit using grains which I was relatively happy with for a first attempt; the second was a 40 pints IPA ...
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Recipe websites catering to beginners?

I'm brand new to brewing, but I've been wanting to do it for a while. I've seen some videos. Seems that, like cooking, recipes are key at the beginning until one gains enough experience to experiment. ...
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New England IPA - What sets it apart from a "traditional" IPA?

Background I've heard a lot of buzz about the New England IPA lately. After reading this article, I've gathered that it features fruitiness, cloudiness, and somewhat creamy medium bitterness. The ...
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Is this a good recipe for a 5 hop brew?

I'm a novice home brewer who likes West Coast IPAs and the occasional double IPA. I also started growing hops in my backyard last year and I'd like to put together a beer using all 5 hops. I'd like ...
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Input on recipe idea (are my calculations correct)

I'm looking for some input as to whether my planned recipe looks right. I have only just finished my first ever brew and wanted to try my hand at pulling together my own recipe (but I am not skilled ...
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Killing off preservatives in store bought juice

I'm wondering if there's any way to kill the preservatives in store bought juice. I was thinking about boiling it at high temperature for like 5 minutes, but not sure if it'll work. If anybody has a ...
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Creating Brew Recipes

This is more of a general question that I'd like to throw out to homebrewers that like to 'experiment' with beer recipes. I've been through enough all-grain brews now that know my equipment fairly ...
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How do you make a tasty, yet healthy, root beer?

I am looking to make a root beer which is both healthy and (to some degree) tasty. I have tried twice to make root beer using this recipe: http://wellnessmama.com/11392/homemade-root-beer/ The ...
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How do you take ingredients from a brewer's website and make a recipe

A lot of commercial brewer's websites give grain bills and hop profiles for their various beers. I was wondering if there is a way to take that information, perform some calculation on it (whether ...
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Mahr Ur ungespundet recipe

I'm looking for a Mahr's Ur recipe. Any ideas?
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Can any LME be used for Mr. Beer kits or is it suggested to only use theirs?

I'm looking for alternative LME providers to use with my 6 gallon Mr. Beer kit. Coopers LME selection is decent, but I was wondering if anyone has used other brands of LME before with Mr. Beer. If so, ...
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Karl Strauss Aurora Hoppyalis Clone?

Does anyone have a Karl Strauss Aurora Hoppyalis clone? This is an outstanding beer and I would love to try to make it.
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Is there a recommended website to get started?

I have 5 gallon bucket with sealed top, spigot and an air trap. I'm wondering what I can make. Is there any website that will give me recipes that I can try? I'm itching to make something.
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Abita Andygator Clone (helles doppelbock)

I had this beer over the weekend and really enjoyed it and I would love to brew an all grain clone of it myself. Is anyone familiar with this beer? if so does anyone know of a recipe that would come ...
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Has anyone got an IPA recipe using extract but not in a kit?

I am some way into my first brew and I'm having ideas above my position! I've decided that if possible I would like to construct the ingredients for my next batch on my own. Any tips on how to get ...
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Is this cider recipe I made ok?

The following is a cider recipe I made, slightly tweaking a previous one I had. Just curious if this will produce a drink that is safe to drink and won't explode as a bottle bomb or any other crazy ...
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How to achieve an "OJ looking" Pale Ale (a la Trillium/Tired Hands)

Brewing a Juicy, All Grain Pale Ale and looking to get the look of a Trillium/Tired hands "orange Juice looking" ale, meaning the hazy, turbid, slightly murky look (see pic below) The base will be ...
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What does it mean "Lager Malt" in this recipe (FreeBeer)

I'm trying to brew FreeBeer 1.0 https://github.com/FreeBrewers/Vores My question is: what is "Lager malt" they talking about? I think this is just a malt type (for example for Pilsner malt) but after ...
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Widmer "Brrr" clone

Has anyone found a decent clone recipe for the Widmer 'Brrr' seasonal? This is the second year I've seen it in their sample 12 packs. But in the sample pack, it only has 3 'Brrr's, I'd like to make ...
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What beer style would be good to enhance with Stevia rebaudiana?

As we know it, Stevia rebaudiana introduces herbal sweetness in form of calories-free, non-fermentable steviol glycosides. I'm tempted to use it with my beer, but I honestly have no idea where to ...
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Adding sultanas to homebrew

3 lbs / 1350 grams fresh elderberries 1 lb / 450 grams sultanas 3 lbs / 1350 grams sugar 8 pints / 1 gallon water 1 teaspoon citric acid 1 campden tablet Wine yeast Yeast nutrient METHOD - WHAT TO DO ...
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Recommended Damson Recipe?

has anyone got any tried and approved recipe's for a wine or infusion that uses damsons? I've just discovered a free source whilst foraging yesterday. Many thanks!
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Maximizing fruitiness from WLP002

I am looking to reproduce an incredible fruity aroma and flavour from a recipe I made a year ago. Looking at the recipe I am guessing it may be from the yeast. 3lb 2row 1lb Rye .13oz nugget @ 60 min ...
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What do you call additions after fermentation?

Adding hops after fermentation is referred to as dry hopping (duh). But folks also add things like cucumber and hibiscus to the beer after fermentation. What's the proper way to refer to these ...
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What if I accidentally boiled for 90 minutes?

So I was making a Two Hearted Clone (an IPA). I boiled 1 oz centennial hops for 60 min, then 1/2 ounce for 15 min, then 1 oz for 10 min, then 1oz for 5 min for a total of 90 minutes. I was supposed ...
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What are all the factors that contribute to short fermentation time?

I've got an event coming up and I've got one beer that I'm going to bring, but I'm thinking about brewing another. If I do that, I need to turn it around in about two weeks. Which is probably too ...
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Adjusting beer recipes to smaller batches

I would like to starting making smaller batches (10L) but most of the recipes that I have found online are for larger batches. Luckily, it seems that you can scale down ingredients linearly but ...
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Does it make sense to steep wheat in cold water as it is heating up?

I'm actually not talking about cold steeping. The recipe I'm using says Put 2.5 gallons of cold, filtered water into pot. Added malted wheat (in muslin bag) to pot and brought the water to 180 ...
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websites that describe yeast flavors?

changing the yeast is the easiest way to experiment with a recipe. I have my first brew about a week away from bottling. so what's next? there are a ton of websites out there, and I could use a good ...
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Rose Hip Substitution

I found a recipe for a blonde ale that calls for dried rose hips and dried rose buds. I'm having trouble finding these ingredients and am wondering if there are any good substitutes. The recipe ...
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green apple esters recipes

So I was kindly given a Mr. Beer Kit recently. The gifter knew I brewed. I made it per the instructions (except I added honey in the wort to up the gravity a bit). It fermented a bit warm, and it came ...
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