Homebrew Beer Recipes

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Kölsch

Kölsch

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This recipe appears in the July/August 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine in the article Winners Circle: The Inner Sydney Brewers 2017 Harbour City Brewoff by Amahl Turczyn.

Best of show, 2017 Harbour City Brewoff

As a courtesy to our Australian friends, the recipe below uses metric units, with US customary units given in parentheses.

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Dry Stout

The Cure from Cork

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This recipe appears in the July/August 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine in the article Small Batch, Big Flavor, All Grain by Chris Colby.

Recipe courtesy Chris Colby

This is a dry stout reminiscent of Murphy’s Pub Draught, now sold in widget cans. Murphy’s stout is slightly mellower and a little less bitter than Guinness. There’s also a hint of chocolate and caramel in the malt. In my opinion, it tastes better when carbonated with pure CO2 than it does when pushed with beer gas. If you like session ales and are disappointed that you can only find Murphy’s in widget cans, this is a great recipe to try.

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American Amber Ale

Copper Ale

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This recipe appears in the July/August 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine in the article Small Batch, Big Flavor, All Grain by Chris Colby.

Recipe courtesy Chris Colby

A copper-colored ale with a nice “Fuggly” hop aroma and malty flavor. I designed and refined this to be a flavorful but quaffable everyday beer. If you are hung up on beer styles, you can call it an altbier, although it’s really built from the ground up based on the flavors and characteristics I wanted.

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American Pale Ale

Oh Mama! American Pale Ale

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This recipe appears in the July/August 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine in the article Follow the Path to Minimalist Homebrewing by Clint Cherepa.

Recipe courtesy Gilad Nachmani

This APA has a nice aroma from the Citra and Celeia hops: citrusy, red grapefruit, and berries. It’s light-bodied, but there's still a creamy malt presence. Hops quickly take over, leaving a crisp, refreshing ale with a full hoppy flavor but no bitter aftertaste.

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Fruit Beer

Brew-in-a-Bag Cranberry Ale

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This recipe appears in the July/August 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine in the article Follow the Path to Minimalist Homebrewing by Clint Cherepa.

Recipe courtesy Gilad Nachmani

This is very much a cranberry ale, but it’s not too sweet, rather sour and refreshing. Light floral tones with a strong sweet-and-sour berry aroma give way to a peppery flavor with a fruity and juicy sour finish. Easy to drink, and even when it warms up a little, it still has the fruity sour taste.

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American IPA

Spice Trade Brewing Sun Temple IPA

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This recipe appears in the July/August 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine in the article Homebrew Homecoming by Emily Hutto.

Recipe courtesy Jeff Tyler, Spice Trade Brewing Co., Arvada, Colo. Tyler says:

Don’t use any cold-side clarifying agents! Haze means there are hop polyphenols in solution, which promote magical, juicy, fruit-forward flavor!

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Lite American lager

Pisswasser Lite

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This recipe appears in the July/August 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine in the article From the Glass: Big Brew Results by Gary Glass.

Recipe courtesy Marie-Annick Scott, Edmonton Homebrewers Guild

ALES Open Homebrewer of the Year Marie-Annick Scott shares one of her six award-winning recipes from the 2017 ALES Open—Canada’s largest homebrew competition—which was held April 17 to 22 in Regina, SK.

“I made this because one of my brothers can’t drink craft beers,” says Marie-Annick. “It’s a lot more work than most homebrewers would be willing to put in for what you get.”

This recipe is brewed using a process similar to that used by large breweries. You’ll brew a strong lager of 8% ABV, which is diluted to 4% ABV at packaging. This dilution process “minimizes the yeast flavors that you would get from fermenting the full batch volume and will give you that sought-after ‘flavorlessness,’” Marie-Annick notes. A long, multi-step mash program produces the highly fermentable wort necessary to accurately brew this style.

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