Homebrew Beer Recipes

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Belgian Strong Ale

Stephen & Hayley’s Winter Warmer 2011

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Homebrewers Association

Stephen Durley of New York, NY, member of the New York City Homebrewers Guild, won a gold medal in Category #18: Belgian Strong Ale during the 2012 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Seattle, WA with the help of Hayley Jensen. Durley’s Belgian Strong Ale was chosen as the best among 454 final round entries in the category.Read More

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Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

Hibiscus Sauvante

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Homebrewers Association

Andrew Mitchell of Fort Collins, CO, member of the Liquid Poets, won a gold medal in Category #21: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer during the 2012 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Seattle, WA. Mitchell’s Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer was chosen as the best among 362 final round entries in the category.Read More

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Smoke-Flavored/Wood-Aged Beer

Black Friday Stout

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Homebrewers Association

Julia Taylor of Stafford, VA, member of the Fredericksburg Brewing Insiders (FBI), won a gold medal in Category #22: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer during the 2012 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Seattle, WA with the help of David Taylor. Taylor’s Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer was chosen as the best among 335 final round entries in the category.Read More

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Mead

OB Trad

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Homebrewers Association

Jovilin Grunewald of Oak Harbor, WA, member of the Beer Renegades of Everett Washington (BREW), won a gold medal in Category #24: Traditional Mead during the 2012 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Seattle, WA with the help of Mark Tanner. Grunewald’s Traditional Mead was chosen as the best among 106 final round entries in the category.Read More

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Mead

Strawberry Tupelo

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Homebrewers Association

Thomas Eibner of St Paul, MN, member of the Saint Paul Homebrewers Club, won a gold medal in Category #25: Melomel (Fruit Mead) during the 2012 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Seattle, WA. Eibner’s Melomel (Fruit Mead) was chosen as the best among 132 final round entries in the category and helped earn the 2012 NHC Meadmaker of the Year title.Read More

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Mead

Rhubarb Mead

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Homebrewers Association

Thomas Eibner of St Paul, MN, member of the Saint Paul Homebrewers Club, won a gold medal in Category #26: Other Mead during the 2012 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Seattle, WA. Eibner’s Other Mead was chosen as the best among 97 final round entries in the category and helped earn the 2012 NHC Meadmaker of the Year title.Read More

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Cider and Perry

2011 Honeycrisp Celebration

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Homebrewers Association

Roger Kee of Everett, WA, member of the Greater Everett Brewers League, won a gold medal in Category #27: Standard Cider and Perry during the 2012 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Seattle, WA. Kee’s Standard Cider and Perry was chosen as the best among 115 final round entries in the category and helped earn the 2012 NHC Cidermaker of the Year title.Read More

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Classic American Pilsner

Not-So Pilsener

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Homebrewers Association

This recipe comes courtesey of Charlie Papazian's article "Not-So Pilsener" in the November/December 2005 issue of Zymurgy magazine (vol. 28.6). Here is what Charlie had to say about his beer: "Not-So Pilsener was a memorable discovery of the unique character that late hopping with French Strisselspalt hops brought to my brew. Not a traditional Pilsener, this 20-percent rice lager is a variation on a theme, such was the desire to lighten the body without compromising malt and hop character. I've brewed a similar recipe in years past with great success, but this time I bumped up the rice from 10 to 20 percent and played around with the delicate nature of American Mt. Hood and French Strisselspalt hops.... ...As the beer was consumed over a period of time, the intensity [of Strisseltpalt's unique flavors] did not diminish. Always there to awaken the floral fruity joy of sweet apricot, quickly to recede, giving way to noble hop flavor and bitterness of Mt. Hood hops and a Not-So Pilsener enjoyed in the hot months of summer or the crisp of winter " (p. 52-53)Read More

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