Homebrew Beer Recipes

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Classic American Pilsner

Classic American Pilsner

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Homebrewers Association

Pilsners traditionally possess a medium to high hop bitterness and at the same time keep the hop flavor and aroma to a minimum. This balances well with the malt characteristics and gives this American Pilsner it’s wonderful dry, crisp finish and taste. Brew it in February so it can have plenty of time to lager. Then enjoy as spring and warmer months come around.Read More

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Irish Red Ale

Irish Red Ale

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Homebrewers Association

Red ales are known for their malty taste and aroma, this lends to a nice medium body despite the beer's lower gravity. Bitterness is balanced to express the malt over the hop characteristics, and usually finishes off with a nice round finish. Brew this Irish ale in the middle of February and have this easy drinker ready for St Patty’s day! Photo © Christer Edvartsen via Flickr CCRead More

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Porter

Grey Skies Porter

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Homebrewers Association

A classic English style, which at one time almost disappeared from the brewing world, was just too delicious to vanish. Utilizing black and chocolate malts instead of roasted barley brings forward a sharp bitterness that mingles with malty sweetness that is most desired in porters. Brew this beer in the beginning of February and enjoy it later the same month. Photo © Luca Cerabona via Flickr CCRead More

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Russian Imperial Stout

Rose’s Russian Imperial Stout

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Homebrewers Association

This Russian Imperial Stout earned Dick Van Dyke a gold medal in the 1992 National Homebrew Competition. Expect a deep rich flavor, color, and aroma. A huge malt factor balances well with lots of hops and the adjunct flavors of licorice and molasses all mingle together nicely. This strong tasty beer will be perfect to enjoy during the winter months. Cheers!Read More

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Mead

Cherry Mead

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Homebrewers Association

This recipe is from the 2003 AHA Mead Day and is a wonderful melomel that can be enjoyed anytime of year, refreshing in summer or warming in winter. This mead is all about the delicate balance between the sweetness of honey and the tartness of cherries, using equal amounts of each.Read More

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Dark Lager

Big Black’s Revenge

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Homebrewers Association

Revenge is a beer best served cold, or at least drank on a cold day. Or maybe drinking well is the best revenge. Either way, you'll be covered when you brew up this schwarzbier. This bottom-fermenting beer is smooth and full bodied, with noticeable malt sweetness masked by overtones of roasted malt, imparting a bitterness akin to dark chocolate. For maximum satisfaction enjoy with a wry grin in front of an old nemesis.Read More

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