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Brewing KB present hot deals on home brewing kits. We have teamed up with HomeBrewing.Org to bring home brewing kit sales, updated daily!

Home brewing kits can be a great way to start out in the home brewing hobby, or expand your current repertoire of home brew blends. These kits come in a variety of flavors, options, and can be comprised of many different types of ingredients. In fact, there are so many different choices of brewing kits today; the possibilities can really seem to be almost endless.

BrewingKB.com understands this issue can be somewhat confusing, and that it can also be difficult to choose just one option. In an effort to make the selection process easier, brewingkb.com has joined forced with HomBrewing.org to bring home brewers some of the best deals possible on a wide range of kits. Since the site is updated every day, you can always rest assured you are going to find the best deals in one convenient location.

From common flavor kits such as American Light Ale, Irish Stout, and Traditional European Bock, to more unique kits such as Fruit Wheat, Sand Dune Cream Ale, and The Orange Blossom Special, this site truly has it all! If after you browse through the dozens of current choices, you still cannot just choose one or two, never fear! There are variety packs that offer an assortment of options in one convenient package.

Because the site is always being updated, and new specials are added continually, you should make an effort to stop by and view all of the latest and greatest home brewing kits available. With one of the largest assortments of kits available on the internet, you are sure to find plenty of options to please every taste.

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Home Brewing Kits

Here are the Home Brewing Kit deals for Saturday

Wilde Hogge Amber – Reg: $44.99   Now: $29.99
This malty, medium-bodied altbier has a wonderfully coppery/amber color and is delightfully complex in aroma and flavor. A clone recipe and perennial favorite here at the shop… Learn More
American Light – Reg: $47.00   Now: $32.00
An American Light Ale recipe kit producing a super smooth flavor. This beer goes down easy perfect on a hot summer day… Learn More
Traditional European Bock – Reg: $63.99   Now: $48.99
Dark in color, with a medium body and full taste. This Traditional European Bock recipe kit is a favorite in the springtime… Learn More
Irish Stout – Reg: $57.50   Now: $42.50
An Irish style dark ale with full body and flavor. This Irish Stout recipe kit has additional malto dextrin to procude a creamy head of foam. Dark malts and grains provide for a huge taste… Learn More
Robust Porter – Reg: $53.99   Now: $38.99
This Robust Porter recipe kit produces a great dark ale combining crystal and chocolate malts for a great tasting brew full of flavor and body… Learn More
Pacifico Clone – Reg: $35.00   Now: $20.00
This Pacifico Clone beer recipe kit makes a light refreshing lager. 14 IBUs, 1.050 OG, 3 SRM… Learn More
American Series Variety Pack – Reg: $54.99   Now: $39.99
A mixed variety pack of styles from the Mr.BEER American Series… Learn More
Light Series Variety Pack – Reg: $54.99   Now: $39.99
Variety pack refills from the Mr.BEER light series… Learn More
St. Paddy’s Irish Stout – Reg: $40.00   Now: $25.00
An Irish Stout for St. Patricks DaySt. Paddy’s Irish Stout is a dry stout with plenty of roast, a hint of chocolate, and a dash of coffee kiln malt. Hops lean towards bitterness with a dry roast finish… Learn More
Fruit Wheat – Reg: $48.00   Now: $33.00
Light wheat beer with your choice of Fruit! A lightly hopped ale with a light malt profile, choose your favorite type of fruit and call this one yours!.. Learn More

 

Chimay Red Clone – Reg: $47.00   Now: $32.00
Chimay RED at a fraction of the cost! Rich and hearty but also sweet, well balanced but interesting. Bottle condition for best results. One of the very few beers that actually improves with age…up to a couple years or so. Try it, you’ll like it…. but warning, Bud (or even Sam Adams) will never taste the same again. Champagne Yeast will be added to your order for a second fermentation, this drys it out and helps with proper carbonation… Learn More
Rogue Brutal Bitter Ingredent Kit – Reg: $64.99   Now: $49.99
Rogue Brutal Bitter Beer Kit. Another great beer kit from Brewcraft USA and Rogue Ales. Brutal Bitter is similar to a classic English Bitter, only much, much bigger. 63 IBU and 6.1% alcohol… Not for the faint of heart! Kit makes 5 gallons. Includes instructions and all ingredients except yeast… Learn More
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar Beer Ingredent Kit – Reg: $64.99   Now: $49.99
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar was first conceived as a Homebrew Recipe and served to guests as the host brew at a 1993 American Homebrewers’ Convention. Rogue’s head brewer, John Meier knew the recipe’s originator, Chris Studach and chose to brew it at Rogue. Since then, it’s won awards all over the world including a 2007 Grand Champion at the World Beer Championships. The Beer is malty, smooth, and bittersweet with a perfectly balanced layer of hazelnut throughout… Learn More
International Series Variety Pack – Reg: $54.99   Now: $39.99
A mixed variety pack of styles from the Mr.BEER International Series 1 – Octoberfest refill 1 – Weizenbeer refill 1- Canadian Draft refill Each refill kit has one can of hopped malt extract, one booster pack and a pack of sanitizer. .. Learn More
‘Mackinac Island ‘ Red – Reg: $42.99   Now: $27.99
Low to moderate malt aroma, generally caramel-like but occasionally toasty or toffee-like in nature. May have a light buttery character… Learn More
Sand Dune Cream Ale – Reg: $42.99   Now: $27.99
Drink 2 Pints then run up a sand dune… Learn More
Sierra Nevada Clone Pale Ale – Reg: $54.00   Now: $39.00
A clone of Sierra Nevada’s flagship beer. A delightful interpretation of a classic style. It has a deep amber color and an exceptionally full-bodied, complex character. Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor… Learn More
Snow Shoe Porter – Reg: $42.99   Now: $27.99
A porter in the Brown porter fashion. A fairly substantial English dark ale with restrained roasty characteristics… Learn More
St Chucks Porter – Reg: $49.99   Now: $34.99
A big bold Robust Porter. Make sure to get a few grain bags for the 5 Lbs of grain in this recipe!.. Learn More
The Orange Blossom Special – Reg: $53.99   Now: $38.99
The Orange Blossom SpecialAs fun and enigmatic as the harmonica in the Johnny Cash version of the song of the same name. Is it a creamsicle or is it a beer? A 2006 Michigan State Fair 1st place winner… Learn More
‘Tiger Tank’ Altbier – Reg: $42.99   Now: $27.99
Clean yet robust and complex aroma of rich malt, noble hops and restrained fruity esters. The malt character reflects German base malt varieties. The hop aroma may vary from moderate to very low, and can have a peppery, floral or perfumy character associated with noble hops. No diacetyl… Learn More
Tower Of London Brown Ale – Reg: $42.99   Now: $27.99
Light, sweet malt aroma with toffee, nutty and/or caramel notes. A light but appealing fresh hop aroma… Learn More
T’s Apricot Ale – Reg: $43.99   Now: $28.99
Apricot Ale reminds us of Summer. Good times with good friends… Learn More
Vanilla Imperial Stout w/ vanilla Beans – Reg: $65.00   Now: $50.00
Tyler’s Elixir. It cures what ales ya!A big Imperial Stout, smooth and bold. 3 whole vanilla beans round out this adventurous treat… Learn More
Rachael’s ‘Light Lager’ – Reg: $42.99   Now: $27.99
Little to no malt aroma, although it can be grainy, sweet or corn-like if present. Hop aroma may range from none to a light, spicy or floral hop presence. Very pale straw to pale yellow color. White, frothy head seldom persists. Very clear… Learn More
Widak Saison – Reg: $49.00   Now: $34.00
Saisons are sturdy farmhouse ale that was traditionally brewed in the winter, to be consumed throughout the summer months… Learn More
2 Hearted Clone – Reg: $47.00   Now: $32.00
A Michigan Favorite! This all Centennial Hop IPA is a perennial favorite here at the shop. Dry hopping does a body good! Instructions for 2 Hearted Clone Recipe Kit.. Learn More
80 Schilling Scottish Ale – Reg: $37.00   Now: $22.00
If its not Scottish its Crap! Whether you are a Bruce or a Wallace, This 80 Schilling Scottish Ale is perfect for windy nights on the Moor. Try a liquid Scottish ale yeast for that true smoky characteristic!.. Learn More
Buckwheat Honey Porter – Reg: $48.50   Now: $33.50
Buckwheat Honey in a Porter, what a treat! One pound of buckwheat honey adds a robust honey flavor to this brown porter… Learn More
Eve Is In The Garden ‘Grand Cru’ – Reg: $49.99   Now: $34.99
Save the Grand Cru! A belgian golden strong ale that is seeing its commercial equivalents diminsh as the young bar crowd in Belgium turns its focus on lager… Learn More
Great Lakes Pale Ale – Reg: $43.50   Now: $28.50
Refreshing and hoppy, yet with sufficient supporting malt… Learn More
Holiday Cheer – Reg: $50.98   Now: $35.98
Papazian’s perennial favorite! A brown ale base accentuated by ginger, cinnamon and orange peel… Learn More
Irish Red Ale – Reg: $42.99   Now: $27.99
A bit sweet, with a lightly hopped tea-like flavor, and an even dextrinous body, Irish Red Ales are easy to please. Look for well-rounded and blanced flavors, and a pleasant toasted malt character in many examples. A drying finish is common… Learn More
London Porter – Reg: $53.99   Now: $38.99
London Porter is brewed from a blend of Brown, Crystal and Chocolate malts for a creamy delivery balanced by traditional English hops. Definitely worth a sip if you fancy something stronger and darker than coffee!.. Learn More
Midwest Peninsula IPA – Reg: $52.25   Now: $37.25
A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale… Learn More
New Castle Clone AKA ‘The Dog’ – Reg: $42.99   Now: $27.99
Newcastle Brown Ale is a brand of dark brown ale. It has been brewed in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, since April 1927 by Newcastle Breweries. Brown ale is a style of beer made with a dark or brown malt. The term brown beer was first used by London brewers in the late 1600s to describe their products, such as mild ale… Learn More
‘Corner Stone’ Mild – Reg: $44.99   Now: $29.99
Mild ale is a low-gravity, malty beer that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1600s or earlier. Modern Mild Ales are mainly dark coloured with an abv of 3% to 3.6%. Once sold in every pub, Mild has experienced a catastrophic fall in popularity since the 1960s and has completely disappeared from many parts of the United Kingdom… Learn More
Oatmeal Stout – Reg: $52.99   Now: $37.99
What oats do for a race horse can also be said for a stout. This British based beer is bold, smooth and uncompromising… Learn More
‘Raspberry’ Honey Wheat – Reg: $47.00   Now: $32.00
A honey wheat beer with a refreshing splash of raspberry!.. Learn More
Saison Du Mont – Reg: $50.75   Now: $35.75
Saisons are sturdy farmhouse ale that was traditionally brewed in the winter, to be consumed throughout the summer months. Saison Du Mont is a Belgian-style Saison developed by a truly special homebrewer, Dave Levonian… Learn More
Sam Adams Clone – Reg: $45.50   Now: $30.50
The name says it all. Instructions for Sam Adams Clone Recipe Kit… Learn More
Silver Lake Cream Ale – Reg: $42.99   Now: $27.99
Generally brewed to be light and refreshing with a straw to pale golden color… Learn More
Solsun – Reg: $46.00   Now: $31.00
Summer in Michigan means Oberon, Bells brewery’s summer treat.Dive in to flavor with this American Saison!.. Learn More

 

Vanilla Porter – Reg: $42.99   Now: $27.99
A rich robust porter with 2 whole vanilla beans. A real treat!.. Learn More

 

Michigan Common – Reg: $41.75   Now: $26.75
In the California Common style, A perfect cool fermenter in Michigan’s cooler spring and fall climate… Learn More

 

Red Stripe Clone – Reg: $39.99   Now: $24.99
80% Barley, 20% Rice. 14 IBU. Little to no malt aroma, although it can be grainy, sweet or corn-like if present. Hop aroma may range from none to a light, spicy or floral hop presence. Very pale straw to pale yellow color. White, frothy head seldom persists. Very clear… Learn More

 

Octoberfest / Marzen – Reg: $45.50   Now: $30.50
Rich German malt aroma. A light to moderate toasted malt aroma is often present. Clean lager aroma with no fruity esters or diacetyl. No hop aroma… Learn More

 

SS Minnow Mild Ale – Reg: $38.99   Now: $23.99
Mild ale is a low-gravity, malty beer that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1600s or earlier. Modern Mild Ales are mainly dark colored with an abv of 3% to 3.6%. Once sold in every pub, Mild has experienced a catastrophic fall in popularity since the 1960s and has completely disappeared from many parts of the United Kingdom. This is the 2009 Big Brew Recipe… Learn More

 

Utterly Good Milk Stout – Reg: $50.99   Now: $35.99
Do you remember the commercial with the chocolate farm next to the chocolate stream by the chocolate field with the chocolate cows that made the best chocolate milk? Now replace the Chocolate with Stout…Its just that good… Learn More

 

Adventures Amber Ale – Reg: $43.99   Now: $28.99
Are you ready for an adventure? This lightly hopped American Amber is a must have for a night with friends… Learn More

 

All American Light – Reg: $37.75   Now: $22.75
Play Ball! Warm summer nights, a hammock and a baseball game on the radio, that’s what this beer reminds us of. Serve in an ice cold glass, flip-flops optional… Learn More

 

Belgian Ale – Reg: $55.50   Now: $40.50
Beer is a lifestyle! Belgian Beers are gaining popularity everyday, they take a little more time and a little thought, but they’re worth it. Here is a Belgian standard, belgian grains, candy sugar and hops leave a malty and aromatic masterpiece… Learn More

 

Cream Ale – Reg: $37.99   Now: $22.99
Faint malt notes. A sweet, corn-like aroma and low levels of DMS are commonly found. Hop aroma low to none. Any variety of hops may be used, but neither hops nor malt dominate. Faint esters may be present, no diacetyl. Pale straw to moderate gold color, although usually on the pale side. Low to medium head with medium to high carbonation. Head retention may be no better than fair due to adjunct use. Brilliant, sparkling clarity… Learn More

 

‘Goldfinger’ Honey Wheat – Reg: $46.00   Now: $31.00
An American wheat beer with 1 full pound of honey. The fermented honey lends itself to the clean nature of an American wheat… Learn More

 

‘Gumball Head’ by Three Floyds – Reg: $54.00   Now: $39.00
Clone of Three Floyds official summer beer highly dry hopped Amercian wheat beer… Learn More

 

Honey Brown Ale – Reg: $50.00   Now: $35.00
An American Brown Ale with 1 full pound of honey, american hops give a citrus back to the clean nature of fermented honey… Learn More

 

Old Ale – Reg: $42.99   Now: $27.99
It’s called “old” for a reason. Age it for a year to truly appreciate this bold number… Learn More

 

Northern German Pilsner – Reg: $43.25   Now: $28.25
Classic German Pilsners are very light straw to golden in color. Head should be dense and rich. They are also well-hopped, brewed using Noble hops such has Saaz, Hallertauer, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Tettnanger, Styrian Goldings, Spalt, Perle, and Hersbrucker. These varieties exhibit a spicy herbal or floral aroma and flavor, often times a bit coarse on the palate, and distribute a flash of citrus-like zest–hop bitterness can be high… Learn More

 

Amarillo Ale – Reg: $51.00   Now: $36.00
Aren’t amarillos from Texas? This variataion of our 2 Hearted Ale recipe uses 4 ounces of Amarillo hops making this one of the hottest selling new IPA’s on our shelves… Learn More

 

Belgian Dark Ale – Reg: $55.00   Now: $40.00
Fit for the monestery! If we knew about the quality beer, we may have considered a different lifestyle. This is a variation of our traditional Belgian Bier recipe. We substitute dark candy sugar, add a few more grains and bump up the hops a touch. Truly a beer to be enjoyed with your closest friends!.. Learn More

 

Belgian White – Reg: $50.00   Now: $35.00
It’s called a White Ale. Is it because of the winter snow or the fluffy clouds of summer? Does it matter? Before hops, monks used other adjuncts like orange peel and coriander to balance their beer, that tradition is embraced in this recipe. Upgrade to a liquid Belgian yeast, trust us on this one… Learn More

 

Blueberry Stout – Reg: $43.00   Now: $28.00
A touch of blueberry goodness! The light bitterness of blueberries are complemented perfectly by this stout recipe. Try it with a scottish liquid ale yeast like the White Labs Edinburgh Yeast for a truely unique beer. This ain’t no fizzy lifting drink, but it will still raise your spirits… Learn More

 

Bohemian Lager – Reg: $41.00   Now: $26.00
What’s a Bohemian? A touch of chocolate give this light bodied lager that extra flavor. If you are able to lager, try the Bohemian lager Wyeast, you won’t be disappointed… Learn More

 

Detroit River Steam Beer – Reg: $39.50   Now: $24.50
In the tradition of Anchor Steam, this California Common style beer is a must brew in the cooler Michigan spring and fall climate… Learn More

 

Dortmunder Gold – Reg: $42.50   Now: $27.50
Low to medium noble (German or Czech) hop aroma. Moderate pils malt aroma; can be grainy to somewhat sweet. May have an initial sulfury aroma (from water and/or yeast) and a low background note of DMS (from pils malt). No diacetyl… Learn More

 

Dubbel – Reg: $47.99   Now: $32.99
The origin of the dubbel was a beer brewed in the Trappist Abbey of Westmalle in 1856. The abbey had, since December of 1836, brewed a witbier that was quite sweet and light in alcohol for consumption by the paters. The new beer, however, was a strong version of a brown beer. In 1926, the formulation was changed and it became even stronger… Learn More

 

Dunkelweizen – Reg: $45.00   Now: $30.00
German Carafa (chocolate malt) and crystal malts make this a very smooth dunkelweizen. Be sure to get a liquid yeast for that true german wheat flavor!.. Learn More

 

Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale – Reg: $45.00   Now: $30.00
Cream ale with a punch! One pound of orange blossom honey adds a zing and a little more alcohol than expected. Light hop finish with plenty of head. Serve chilled w/ an orange ring!.. Learn More

 

Edinburgh Scottish Ale – Reg: $43.99   Now: $28.99
Scotland is famous for its malty, strong ales.Many of the most famous come from the Edinburgh region. “If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap!”.. Learn More

 

ESB – Reg: $48.99   Now: $33.99
ESBs are essentially more aggressive and more balanced Bitters, both in alcohol and hop character, but nothing overpowering. Color range will be similar, though leaning towards the darker end of the scale; dark golds to copper. Low carbonation. Malts tend to be more pronounced, often toasty and fruity, with maybe some notes diacetyl. And despite “bitter” being in its name, ESBs are not really all that bitter. They key to an ESB is balance… Learn More

 

Fat Rye Ale – Reg: $45.50   Now: $30.50
Imagine Fat Tire cleaned up with a healthy dose of Rye! A nice amber ale with low hop accentuated by the clean rye. A great Summer drink!.. Learn More

 

Irish Hills Red – Reg: $43.25   Now: $28.25
A bit sweet, with a lightly hopped tea-like flavor, and an even dextrinous body, Irish Red Ales are easy to please. Look for well-rounded and blanced flavors, and a pleasant toasted malt character in many examples. A drying finish is common… Learn More

 

Jon’s Wicked Brown Ale – Reg: $42.99   Now: $27.99
The first major commercial example of a American Brown Ale… Learn More

 

American Amber Bock – Reg: $47.50   Now: $32.50
Is it an Amber or is it a Bock? Its both. We had so many requests for this hybrid style that we just had to do some research and come up with a recipe of our own. Serve ice cold, NASCAR race optional… Learn More

 

Belgian White Grand Cru – Reg: $56.00   Now: $41.00
Look out Blue Moon! A lightly hopped ale with a light malt profile, A touch of fruitiness will come through with the right yeast… Learn More

 

‘Best Guess’ Bells Brown Ale – Reg: $45.00   Now: $30.00
Our best guess is your reward. This is a great American Brown Ale with a perfect balance of malt and roast. A touch more bitterness than the British variety finishes out this popular recipe. A brown ale for the masses!.. Learn More

 

Fat Tire Clone – Reg: $44.99   Now: $29.99
Toasty malt flavors (sorta like biscuits just pulled from the oven) coasting in equilibrium with crisp hoppiness. Delicious stability – in the world of sometimes-precarious beer flavors – is perhaps what prompted one consumer who wrote us to say, “this beer just makes you smile.”.. Learn More

 

Genius Stout – Reg: $44.50   Now: $29.50
Gaelic for Genius. A dry Irish Stout. Keg it and dispense with nitrogen for an even more authentic pour!.. Learn More

 

‘Polish’ Ale – Reg: $41.99   Now: $26.99
It takes 3 homebrewers to make this Polish Ale… Learn More

 

German Bock Bier – Reg: $49.50   Now: $34.50
I’ll be Bock. A traditional Bock, malty and smooth… Learn More

 

German Doppelbock – Reg: $45.50   Now: $30.50
Strong, Dark and…Maltsome! A doppelbock should be rich and malty with a slight toast… Learn More

 

Highlands Scottish Ale – Reg: $53.99   Now: $38.99
Rich, malty and usually sweet, which can be suggestive of a dessert. Complex secondary malt flavors prevent a one-dimensional impression.Typical of a Strong Scottish… Learn More

 

Kolsch – Reg: $42.50   Now: $27.50
A pleasant, subtle fruit aroma from fermentation (apple, cherry or pear) is acceptable, but not always present. A low noble hop aroma is optional but not out of place (it is present only in a small minority of authentic versions). Some yeasts may give a slight winy or sulfury character… Learn More

 

American Malt Liquor – Reg: $51.50   Now: $36.50
When regular beer just isn’t enough. Sometimes our customers are looking for a little more wet for their whistle, this recipe does just that with 8% alcohol. A Detroit Special!.. Learn More

 

The ‘King Of Beers’ Clone – Reg: $46.99   Now: $31.99
The Beer of Kings? The addition of honey lends to the crisp, clean nature of this pilsner stlye based on the original czech version. Serve ice cold while watching your favorite sport!.. Learn More

 

American Pale – Reg: $47.99   Now: $32.99
A Perfect Balance! 2 great American hops are perfectly complimented with a light malt profile. Not too cold, Not too warm and your pallet will sigh ‘just right’.. Learn More

 

Colonel’s Baltic Porter – Reg: $52.50   Now: $37.50
A Baltic Porter often has the malt flavors reminiscent of an English brown porter and the restrained roast of a schwarzbier, but with a higher OG and alcohol content than either. Very complex, with multi-layered flavors… Learn More

 

Corner Stone I .P. A. – Reg: $52.25   Now: $37.25
An English IPA. India Pale Ales used hops for their preservative capacity. Destined for India, hop plugs were used to “dry hop” these bitter beers on the long trek from Britain… Learn More

 

Arcadia I.P.A. – Reg: $52.99   Now: $37.99
Another great IPA! India Pale Ales have gained incredible popularity, this one blends American and English thoughts for an incredible hop balance! Try a liquid English yeast for a nice mineral profile!.. Learn More

 

Raspberry Cream Ale – Reg: $43.75   Now: $28.75
A cream ale with a fruity raspberry twist. Substitute any fruit flavoring… Learn More

 

Chocolate Porter – Reg: $49.99   Now: $34.99
A Porter you can Chew! A truely American Porter. With a large grain bill, including a full pound of chocolate malt, and 3 different American hops, this is a genuine robust porter. A beer to make time for… Learn More

 

‘Corner Stone’ Pub Bitter – Reg: $42.50   Now: $27.50
A true English Bitter, English hops will be accentuated by the appropriate English Yeast… Learn More

 

Backyard Pilsner – Reg: $39.50   Now: $24.50
Some call it a lawnmower beer! Sometimes on a really hot day, the drudgeries of yardwork can only be beaten with an ice cold, lightly hopped, crisp and clean pilsner. This recipe will stand up to even the most rigorous landscaping job! There’s nothin’ wrong with beer in an ice bath… Learn More

 

Chocolate Stout – Reg: $43.00   Now: $28.00
A nice dry stout with a full pound of Chocolate malt!Instructions for Chocolate Stout Recipe Kit… Learn More

 

Barley Wine – Reg: $70.00   Now: $55.00
A wine of barley to warm your winter nights! Lots of grain, malt hops are essential to balance out this high octane treat. Give this one a year to age!.. Learn More

 

Bass Ale Clone – Reg: $44.00   Now: $29.00
A British ale in a category all its own! A lightly hopped ale with a light malt profile, A touch of fruitiness will come through with the right yeast. Titanic deck chair optional… Learn More

 

‘Rivers Bend’ Nut Brown – Reg: $46.00   Now: $31.00
Malty, sweet and rich, which often has a chocolate, caramel, nutty and/or toasty quality. Hop aroma is typically low to moderate… Learn More

 

Crystal Honey Lager – Reg: $39.00   Now: $24.00
A refreshingly Clean Lager! Three pounds of Honey make this beer light, crisp and delicious! Serve chilled w/ a wedge of lime!.. Learn More

 

Classic English Pale Ale – Reg: $53.99   Now: $38.99
A Classic English Pale Ale recipe kit that will produce slight caramel flavors, golden to deep amber color with a crisp hop finish… Learn More

 

American Amber – Reg: $51.99   Now: $36.99
This American Amber Ale recipe kit is rich in taste balanced by an excellent blend of Willamette hops for a great aftertaste and mouth feel… Learn More

 

Continental Pilsner – Reg: $56.00   Now: $41.00
This beer can be enjoyed anytime to quench your thirst. The Continental Pilsner recipe kit produces a light beer with the infamous hop character from Czech Saaz hop… Learn More

 

Red Ale – Reg: $50.00   Now: $35.00
A medium-bodied brew with a nice red hue. This Red Ale recipe kit is as smooth as it gets. Nice balance of crystal malts and a touch of dark grain… Learn More

 

American Cream Ale – Reg: $51.00   Now: $36.00
This American Cream Ale recipe kit produces a light-bodied beer with plenty of hop character produced by the Hallertau hop. Very easy to drink… Learn More

 

American Micro Style Pale Ale – Reg: $55.00   Now: $40.00
This American Micro Style Pale Ale recipe kit is designed after the most popular micro pale ales. Good body, golden color and plenty of hops… Learn More

 

Brewers Best Kolsch – Reg: $50.00   Now: $35.00
Kölsch Recipe Kit: Kölsch is a crisp, clean, easy-drinking ale. It has a straw-yellow hue similar to a pilsner, but is less hoppy, a bit sweeter and uses pale malts and a small amount of wheat. The lager-like characteristics this ale is famous for are achieved by using a liquid Kölsch yeast… Learn More

 

English Brown Ale – Reg: $49.99   Now: $34.99
This English Brown Ale recipe kit is packed with flavor. A medium-bodied brew with a malty character surrounded by a nutty aroma with crystal malts providing good balance… Learn More

 

German Altbier Style – Reg: $55.00   Now: $40.00
German Altbier Style Recipe Kit:A favorite from Germany, an amber colored brew with a nice malty character, lightly hopped for true German beer flavor… Learn More

 

German Oktoberfest – Reg: $57.00   Now: $42.00
This German Oktoberfest recipe kit produces a golden color with a nice blend of light malt extract and crystal grains, medium-bodied, finishing with the Hallertau hop flavor… Learn More

 

Weizenbier – Reg: $51.99   Now: $36.99
Wheat malt and Hallertau hops make this Weizenbier recipe kit a summertime delight that is very easy to drink. Light body with a smooth aftertaste… Learn More

 

India Pale Ale – Reg: $61.99   Now: $46.99
Big, bold, and beautiful. This India Pale Ale recipe kit offers plenty of crystal and victory malt flavors, topped with tons of hops… Learn More

 

Brewers Best Scotch Ale – Reg: $47.99   Now: $32.99
This Scotch Ale recipe kit produces a full-bodied beer with a blend of crystal and chocolate malts finishing with the full flavor of Fuggle hops. Great mouthfeel and full flavor… Learn More

 

Brewers Best California Style Imperial Pale – Reg: $54.99   Now: $39.99
This California Style Imperial Pale Ale recipe kit is based on the popular Arrogant Bastard Ale. The copper-colored brew begins with an intensly rich malt flavor followed by an explosion of hop aroma and bitterness… Learn More

 

Brewer’s Best Russian Imperial Stout – Reg: $54.99   Now: $39.99
This Russian Imperial Stout recipe kit produces a full-bodied dark brew with an intense roast flavor and a huge malt influence. The slight hop bitterness is offset by a touch of sweetness from the grains… Learn More

 

Brewers Best Dortmunder Style – Reg: $51.50   Now: $36.50
This American Dortmunder Style recipe kit produces a dark gold colored beer with a mild caramel influence from the crystal malt. The hops drive the taste and help gives this brew a nice balance with this big body and great mouthfeel… Learn More

 

Brewers Best American Nut Brown Ale – Reg: $64.00   Now: $49.00
Balanced with big body and plenty of hop character, this American Nut Brown Ale recipe kit produces a deep amber to brown-colored beer. The slight caramel and chocolate flavors are followed by a nutty aftertaste… Learn More

 

Brewers Best Dunkelweizen – Reg: $55.00   Now: $40.00
Dunkelweizen Recipe Kit:Munich and chocolate malts combine to create a darker, maltier version of its lighter counterpart, Hefeweizen. Amber-brown in color yet medium-bodied with a slightly sweet, bready flavor. A specialty wheat yeast produces the characteristic phenols found in traditional Weizens… Learn More


Growing Cacade Hops Hydroponically

I’m growing Hydroponic Cascade hops.. Expect to get in over 300 lbs dried.. Acid content TBA as well as price. But I am a homebrewer as well.. I am all about the individual brewer… Should be available within the next month with no limit on amount, should be a first come first serve type of thing.. Email me back with your questions.. Also have pics but I am new to this site and not for sure how I am supposed to go about this.
Rock on,
Hydro

here are some pics

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Cider and Campden Tablets

i am looking to begin my frist batch of cider here in a few days. i was going to use organic cider (pasteurized). it is my impression that the campden tablets are only necessary with the fresh squezed cider to supress bacterial gorwth. am i misinformed?

and i am still unsure as to what yeast i should use. looking for a dry cider with apple flavor, 8-10% ABV. input would be much appreciated. I’ve had good results making Cyser (Apple juice and honey) and don’t use Campden.  I use a yeast starter and make sure I have a healthy amount to pitch and get the fermentation rolling as soon as possible.  Honey does have  mild anti-bacterial properties, which may help.  My recipe for 3 gallon carboy…..

2.5 gal Knudsen’s Organic Unsweetened Apple Juice, pasteurized.
6 lbs clover honey
1 oz yeast nutrient
Priesse de Mousse Champagne Yeast

after racking off lees add:
3 lbs clover honey
1/3 gal Knudsen’s Organic Apple Juice

The yeast sort of pooped out at 12%, with a nice residual sweetness.
Lots of apple aroma and flavor.

Good Luck,
MzIce

I have not bothered with the Campden tablets on the ciders I have made.  I did not make mine at 8-10% ABV though and getting the apple taste is a little tricky because immediately after fermentation it tastes nothing like apples.

However, after about 5 months of maturing it now tastes a lot like what I expect a dry cider to taste like.  I used a cider yeast from England on one (I brought the kit over with me) and a champagne yeast on the other.  The champagne yeasted cider is very dry and lacks a lot of character, so I threw in 1oz of oak per gallon to try and get a little character into it.  You could look at some of the wine yeasts that bring out fruit flavors, but I am unsure of all the varieties without my books. I have used Lalvin D47 in my Meads and it creates a mead with lots of body and character, but cider needs to be crisp and refreshing. The body could be due to the high alcohol content though.  I have used beer yeast in a cyser and you should be warned that beer yeast is much more foamy than wine yeast, and allow appropriate head space.

If you want to get a really apple tasting cider, I think you will need to create something that is a bit sweeter. To do this you will need potassium sorbate to stop the refermentation when you add the extra juice. Commercially it would be flash pasteurized and filtered before force carbonating. Unless you have a corny keg, you could look at trying the Tap-a-Draft kegs. They hold 1.6 gallons each and can force carbonate your cider. I just ordered two more taps so that I can carbonate a mead and a cider!

Mzcle  –  How long do you ferment in the primary before racking to the secondary?  Also, how long do you keep in the secondary before bottling? Do you prime? and once in the bottle how long does it take to mature?  Thanks

On my ciders I’ve had good luck using “Lalvin ICV-D47” . It doesn’t make for a dry cider like champagne yeast does, and allows more apple flavor to show up in the finished cider. Another thing is to make sure you use a good tart cider, something with the tart late apples, and a small dose of crab apples to the blend really brings out the apple flavor in the end product. But once you have reached your end result (sweetness), give it a dose of camden tablets and Potassium sorbate to end the fermentation. Do everything just like the Wine industry does to preserve fruitiness & sweetness in wines, after all Cider is nothing but a wine anyways. Now you can bottle it and have a still Cider. If you want a sparkling cider, just force carbonate it in a corny keg to 2.5-3 atmosperes and chill it to below 30*F then bottle it from the corny keg, it should retain most of it carbonation when served at serving temperature. Reading up on “Making wine” is one of the best ways to produce good cider, that and starting out with a good quality sweet cider as your base must. outside of kegging and force carbonating, is there any other way to carbonate the cider?

won’t the addition of priming sugar carbonate the cider, as the infusion of fermentable sugars should (in theory) re-invigorate the yeast and cause carbonation?



Beer from keg to bottle

Can I take beer that is carbonated and in the keg already and put it in bottles. WITHOUT using a beer gun or counter pressure filler thing?

Can I take a gallon out of the keg, back into my bottling bucket, add the sugar and bottle??

Thanks
Bennett

Ok so you are saying that I can put the carbonated beer from the keg into bottles without the use of beer gun or counter pressure bottle filler?

Just dispense it into the bottle like I would pour a beer, except turn oaf the CO2, bleed the keg and let it trickle in??

Then why do people buy the beer guns and stuff? Not to argue because this is great if I can do it without, just asking.

Thanks
Conor

Here’s what I have done: I attach an 8 – 10 inch piece of tubing to the exit nozzle of my picnic tap. The tubing reaches to the very bottom of the bottle. I chill the carbonated keg to about 30-32 degrees and add a very small amount of pressure (about 2lbs of pressure) – the pressure is so low that I have to lower the tap to below the keg surface for the beer to flow. All you have to do then is fill the bottles. It takes abs out 10 minutes to fill a couple six packs this way. The beer left in the tubing pours out as you remove the tube so that you can fill the bottle all the way to the top alleviating oxidation concerns.

I have not held bottles for much longer than a couple of weeks like this so I don’t know how long the carbonation holds – but it seems to do well up to 2 weeks. Mostly I’ve just done this to give beer away or bring it too parties. It also seems to work best when the beer is slightly overcabonated.

As Mark warns – would not be a good idea to add priming sugar!!!! However, you could use this method to fill uncorroborated beer in bottles with priming sugar probably.

Thanks
Bobby

I have had a little success with filling bottles from the keg.  I usually don’t fill too many this way, but here is my procedure:

1) lower dispensing pressure.
2) bleed CO2 in keg.
3) raise dispensing pressure to approximately 4 PSI.  This is based upon my balanced dispensing system which is normally set at about 10.5 PSI.
4) attach hose to faucet end.
5) insert hose in bottle to bottom to minimize foaming.
6) fill bottle.
7) allow foam to settle and add additional beer.
8) cap bottle.
9) return system to normal dispensing pressure.

Hope this information helps.



Beer Slang Words

Beer has been around for yonks. You are bound to feel something missing in a celebration if there is no beer. It has become such a part of our culture nowadays and no celebration is complete without it. Moderate limits are always better than indulging overly in anything. Same goes for beer. Beer is fun when taken in moderation. Most of the slang words associated with beer usually seem to be defining extreme drinking habits and over drinking. Find funny and interesting slang words in the list below and get yourself acquainted with amusing and witty human creativity. This post doesn’t include any sort of offensive slang.

Aiming Juice – This term refers to drinking beer before playing golf in order to improve aiming skills.

Amber Nectar – This is an Australian slang word that is a name for beer. This word isn’t really of Australian origin. People have been using it since nineteenth century, so it’s not really new. This modern-sounding phrase was earlier used to refer to honey.

Barley Pop – This phrase is used to define malt liquor or freezing of beer. This phrase implies that the end result is going to be a lovely revelation.

Barley Sandwich – This slang refers to having beer during lunch time.

Barley Soda – This slang is used to refer to beer when in the company of people who might get offended by beer consumption or influenced by the same in a negative manner.

Brew – It simply means beer.

Brewski – This slang came into being and became popular in the 70’s. It is used to refer to cold driveway beer.

Cold Coffee – It is another way to refer to beer.

Frostie – People in Los Angeles like calling beer as Frostie, be it cold beer or otherwise.

Frosty Pop – It is yet another interesting name for your favourite drink.

Laughing Water – This term is used to refer to strong beer.

Liquid Bread – This phrase refers to just about any kind of beer but mainly refers to very filling full-bodied beers.

Swipe – It refers to weak beer.

Swing Oil – Swing oil is another slang used for beer in reference to playing golf.

Beast – Surprisingly enough, the term “Beast” is used to refer to any beer that is cheap. A beer named “Milwaukee’s Best” made this slang term famous.

… and there are tons more…

Two of the slang terms used for Camp or Home-Brewed beers are Bust Head and Oil of Gladness. Wobbly Pops is my favourite. What’s yours?



What’s wrong with a plastic carboy?

Hello,

I am new  to homebrewing and I am reading as much as I can, I see that many people use 6 gallon buckets as there fermenter, others like a glass carboy. My question is why can you not use a plastic carboy? I am guessing because it has flavors that can taint the brew, but if you sanitize enough will it still work? Any info on this would be great, because I can get several plastic ones for free, but I would have to buy a glass one, although not that expensive still it would be good if I could get a free one.

Thanks in advance

Hey gregory,

Problem with buckets can come in a variety of problems. First of all the interior is easy to scratch. Which can lead to infections ask a mold and bacteria which then will ruin anything you are home brewing. No matter how much you think it’s sanitized, ya can still run that risk. Granted a bucket is cheaper but a glass carboy at least you don’t have to worry about scratches on the inside of the glass.
Another problem with buckets is if you have to ferment for extended lengths of time. It’s pretty easy to oxidize a brew in a bucket. Buckets also allow a little oxygen flow slowly over time. Another problem is if the brew is infected, you cannot see it. Yet again, a problem can arise from the lid not being properly sealed. That’s a bucket in a nutshell.
Glass carboys can be dangerous if handled with damp or wet hands. They can also break if you are not careful. It has all the benefits from seeing the brew fermenting to the proper seal on the 3 way valve that lets out the co2 being formed as a by-product. They also cost more than a bucket but they also have a longer life expectancy than a bucket. So in your brew time you may end up having to get 30 buckets versus only 1 glass carboy.
In reality, a 6 gallon bucket will work but you really want one that is 6.5 gallons. You will ask why. Its because of the fermentation process can get very explosive meaning there is a lot of action going on inside which the yeast will cause bubbles and rise on top of the wort. Wort being what is turned into the final product. I’ve had fermentation process that a 7 gallon bucket couldn’t contain so a 6 gallon won’t either. But that is from my personal experience. I hope all this helps. If not, just pm me for more details.

I was making a batch of wine using a bucket for primary fermentation. I opened the lid (that had a burper), to check the SG (sugar level)… and after I shut it, the stuff really took off. Took longer, but would recommend doing this way as its good aseptic practice. BTW, buckets are free, drill a hole, and plug with bung. Works like a charm!

My understanding is the same as Darren’s, that plastic is harder to disinfect than glass, and more likely to contaminate your product. Not sure what this says about ancient methods, which involved clay, wood and cow stomachs and such. I think I’ll pass on trying some of those methods. smile

1 gallon glass jugs can be pretty easy to obtain–just buy a jug of apple juice at the grocery! Be sure to sanitize well before using, though.

I’m not sure how to cheaply get bigger glass carboys, though. Do any water companies still use 5 gal. glass jugs? Any of them not require returning the bottles? Most I’ve seen now use plastic, but the plastic they use I’d be inclined to trust, since their business depends on not getting impurities in your water.

you will have to use glass i m afraid coz if you need to prevent from mole and bacteria. So a little investment may be involved but the results will got better! I primary in 1/2 bbl sankey kegs. I secondary in 5 gal plastic carboys. I have a wall covered with ribbons. Plastic pails are fine for primary but you have to be careful not to scratch them.

Beers,
Steve

There is a difference between, a plastic carboy drinking water(5gal). and a Plastic carboy(5gal) made of PET. Poly..something. It is a non-barrier plastic, meaning oxygen can not transfer through the plastic and oxidize
your beer. A oridnary 5gal carboy for drinking water will impart taste and oxygen over time. So if you are going to use plastic carboys or bottles make sure they are PET. It will say on the bottom.

Brew on..

There may be a difference but I still stand by my water bottles. Cheap and good. The proof is on my wall. A cider I took best of show with aged in plastic water carboys for 6 months. I have had judges pick up other unrelated flaws but never oxidation.



Fermentation Temperature Of Wyeast 3726 Farmhouse Ale Yeast

I was doing a little research on using this yeast, as this is the one we plan to use in the BKB summertime Community Brew. I wanted to share this with everyone because as it says, most people aren’t used to using a yeast that ferments at these type of temperatures.

So here is what I found out about the yeast from the Labservices at Wyeast.

My note to them…………

I was reading an article on Belgian Saisons and was wondering if your yeast exhibits the same characteristics.

” Yeast character is the single most important flavor component in any beer, especially a Saison. Many homebrewers have successfully cultured yeast from the dregs of a bottle-conditioned beer like Saison Dupont, and there are also Saison yeasts available from White Labs and WYeast.
Fermentation temperatures for this beer are shockingly high, and require a leap of faith by brewers conditioned to never ferment anything above 70°. Saison Dupont ferments at around 90°, give or take a few degrees. In fact, if you are squeamish about fermenting this high, be prepared to wait weeks for primary fermentation to complete, as this yeast is notoriously sluggish at lower temperatures.
If it does conk out on you, don’t panic, simply get it as warm as is possible (80° to 90°), and prepare to wait. Rousing, or stirring up the yeast sometimes helps, but not always. The yeast will work, but very slowly. Sometimes these beers can take three to four weeks to ferment out, but that’s the price we pay for working with such an idiosyncratic yeast. It is worth it, as you will see and taste in the glorious resulting beer. ”

I just want to make sure that I get a complete fermentation when using it as it will probably be fermented at around 75 degrees or will I have to I will heat my fermenter to get it up into the 80-90 degree range? Any insight on this will be helpful as it is a Community Brew for a forum and I will make sure your response gets posted.

Their reply:

Brian,

This quote you listed speaks the truth exactly.  If you cannot run your ferment at 90 with the Dupont strain, then plan on a very long and drawn out primary (weeks to a couple of months).  If you can ferment at 90, then it will finish (and finish very complete) within days.  A 75 degree F ferment could take a couple of months.

The key is to ferment at 90 from the start.  Starting cool and then having to heat the brew later on to keep the ferment from slowing can have adverse effects on the beer.  Prolonged fermentation at high temps can lead to oxidation and off flavors.

I hope this helps.  As I said before, the recommendations in the quote are right on with what we recommend.

Please let me know if you have other questions.

Jess Caudill
Brewer/Microbiologist
Wyeast Laboratories

So as they say it’s going to take a leap of faith on my behalf as I have never fermented at these temperatures. Just remember it will take longer to ferment at cooler temperatures……wink

GOODBREWING

WOW!!, i just need to fig out how to keep it that warm!!

You could put a fermenter wrap heater around it or put it in a closet or room with a space heater or you could use the wrap heater on the wall of your fridge to keep it that warm. I’m going to use my extra bathroom and shut the doors and turn the heat on……I have baseboard heaters…

i’m going out on a limb to say that i don’t think most people have access to the necessary facilities to maintain an even temp of 90F during fermentation.  what about using a different yeast strain that is made for Saisons but ferments at lower temps?  has anyone used a heating pad to ferment Saisons before?

here are a few strains by White Labs that ferment lower “room” temperatures:

WLP550 Belgian Ale Yeast
Saisons, Belgian Ales, Belgian Reds, Belgian Browns, and White beers are just a few of the classic Belgian beer styles that can be created with this yeast strain. Phenolic and spicy flavors dominate the profile, with less fruitiness then WLP500.
Attenuation: 78-85%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 68-78°F
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium-High

WLP565 Belgian Saison I Yeast
Classic Saison yeast from Wallonia. It produces earthy, peppery, and spicy notes. Slightly sweet. With high gravity saisons, brewers may wish to dry the beer with an alternate yeast added after 75% fermentation.
Attenuation: 65-75%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 68-75°F
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium

WLP566 Belgian Saison II Yeast
PLATINUM STRAIN – July/August
Saison strain with more fruity ester production than with WLP565. Moderately phenolic, with a clove-like characteristic in finished beer flavor and aroma. Ferments faster than WLP565.
Attenuation: 78-85%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 68-78 F
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium

i already bought  the farmhouse yeast, i’ll give it my best shot at keepn it warm

I agree with 1n1m3g on this one.  While it would be ideal to use the special Saison strain, I’m probably going to opt for a different Wyeast strain such as Forbidden Fruit, Belgian Ardennes, or even one of the Belgian Witbier yeasts that ferment in the mid 70s.  The book “Beer Captured” actually recommends these strains for their Saison recipes.  I would love to use 3724, and would even consider getting a brewbelt or some other heating source specifically for that, but I still think it’d be tough to keep the 90 degree temps with that (anyone know what brewbelts will heat up to?) .  Just my two cents.

I thought this was why we were doing this in the summer.  You know, when the temps are warmer.  I was planning on waiting for a hot spell, brew, throw it in the attic, and hope it doesn’t get too hot!  I’m personally in no hurry to brew this, still in the research phase actually.  Don’t ge me wrong, I’m very excited.  I just want the temps to be right.

Cheers!

I am sort in agreement with Yendor…..it’s not like the yeast doesn’t work at 75 it just will take a little longer, it’s rated at 75-90 degrees, if fermenting on the low end you just may need to allow a little more time and have a little patience. You will just have to take that leap of faith…..

GOODBREWING

Correct me if I’m wrong, but Wyeast 3726 is not the Saison Dupont yeast.  I believe it’s origins are from Brasserie de Blaugies.  Wyeast 3724 is the Saison Dupont yeast.

Saison Dupont is fermented at very high temperatures (90 degrees), because they can’t afford to keep the beer in the fermentation tanks any longer than a few days.  Brasserie Blaugies on the other hand ferments their Saison d’Epeautre at 77-80 degrees.  There is also another really big difference between the yeasts/breweries we are talking about here.  Brasserie Dupont stores their bottles for 6-8 weeks in the 70-75 degrees range, whereas Brasserie Blaugies stores for 5 days 41 degrees.

Now, having never used either yeast I can’t say definitively how they will ferment, what they will taste like, or even how long they will take.  My plan is to use Wyeast 3726 Farmhouse Ale yeast at around 80 degrees.  Recently here in DC my house gets about 75 degrees inside and with the extra heat that fermentation produces I’d be looking at 80-85 degrees inside the carboy.  It might take a couple of weeks in primary, but I’m ok with that…you can’t rush good beer.  Patience is not usually high on the list for most home brewers, ha.

If you aren’t comfortable using the yeast, then trade it out.  It won’t taste the same, but it won’t be bad.

DT



Cherries in the Snow

This is from Papazian’s book: The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing.  I found it on page 220 – I won’t post everything he wrote here, just an excerpt:

A sinfully unique combination of sour cherries, malt extract, a mild lend of hops and patient aging conspires to celebrate the rites of spring with the luscious memories of summers past…

…Cherries in the Snow faintly resembles a Belgium Kriek, a style of beer brewed with sweet cherries, malt and a lactobaccilus bacteria for tartness.  However, the tartness of Charries in the Snow is not as explosive as a Belgium Kriek, Lambic or Gueuze (all sour fermented beers); rather, it gently hints of a clean tartness, inspiring a call for more.  The hops are subtle, not bitter, yet flavorful in the style of an awakening spring.

As does a good wine, Cherries in the Snow offers a wonderful potential to mature dearly with age (years)–called fort for sinfully special occassions.

Ingredients for 5 Gallons

6 lbs light malt extract
2 oz. Hallertauer or Tettnanger hops (boiling): 10 HBU
1/2 oz. Hallertauer or Tettnanger hops (finishing)
10 lbs sour cherries
1-2 packages ale yeast
3/4 c. corn sugar (for bottling)

Basic procedure (abridged):

Boil malt extract, boiling hops, and 1 1/2 gallons of water for 45 minutes.  Add crushed sour cherries and finishing hops to the boiling wort.  Cherries should cool wort to about 160 degrees F.  Steep cherries for 15 minutes between 160 – 180 degrees.  Important: Do not boil the cherries.

After cherried wort has steeped for 15 minutes pour entire contents (without sparging) into a plastic fermenter and cold water.  Pitch yeast when cool.  After 5 days of primary fermentation, remove as much of the floating hops and cherries from the fermeneter as humanly possible.

Rack the beer into a secondary fermenter.  Attach air lock and continue fermentation until beer shows clarity.  Bottle when fermentation is complete.



Hop Heads Enjoy 60 Minute IPA Recipe/the real thing not a clone

60 Minute IPA Clone

( Dogfish Head)
( 5 gallons/19L)
OG= 1.064  FG 1.019
IBU= 60 SRM= 6 ABV= 5.8%

Ingredients

  • 12lb. 15 oz. ( 5.86kg) 2-Row Pale Malt
  • 6.4 oz. (.18kg) Thomas Fawcett Amber Malt
  • .7 oz/20g Warrior Hops (60-35 minutes)
  • .28 oz./7g Simcoe Hops (35-25 minutes)
  • .7 oz./20g Palisade Hops (25-0 minutes)
  • 1 tsp. Irish Moss (15 minutes)
  • .7 oz./20g Palisade Hops (whirlpool)
  • .59 oz./17g Amarillo Hops (dryhop)
  • .59 oz./17g Simcoe Hops  (dryhop)
  • .59 oz./17g Glacier Hops  (dryhop)
  • Wyeast 1187 (Ringwood Ale) or other English Yeast
  • 1.5 qt. starter @ SG 1.030
  • 7/8 cup corn sugar priming

Mash @152 for 60 minutes
Hop with a continuous stream of Warrior hops at a rate of .28 oz. per 10 minutes
you should run out with 35 minutes left
Simcoe till 25 minutes left
Palisade till flameout
Add whirlpool hops end of boil
Cool….aerate…pitch yeast
Ferment @71 and towards the end of fermentation and slowly raise to 74
Hold for 3 days
cool to 68 and add dry hops for 2 weeks
Bottle (I would say to condition for 4 weeks at 70 but I know you
won’t be able to do this)

Extract version ( for hop utilization purpose you’ll need to boil at least 3.5 gallons)
Steep 1.5 lbs Pale Malt and 6.4 oz.Thomas Fawcett Amber Malt
in 2.25 qts @152 for 45 minutes….rinse with 1 qt 170 water
Bring 4 gallons to a boil
4 lbs.Muntons Light DME ( Entire Boil)
3.3 lbs Muntons LME ( turn off heat and add with 15 minutes left, bring
back to a boil.)…..add irish moss and after boil cool and add water to make
5 gallons…..ferment like the all-grain recipe

NOTES: I talked to Jonathan Plise from MoreBeer and he said Dogfish Head used
English Ale Yeast, not Ringwood………
You will also have a really hard time trying to find Palisade Hops….I don’t
even think that they are available to homebrewer’s in pellet form (let me know if
you find them in pellets) You will have to order them in plug form which is also
hard to find……The Grape and Granary special ordered them for me and have them
in stock now…… the grape.net  . Last year when I made mine I used Cascade in
place of the Palisade and it came out real good. This year I made it with Palisade
and there is not much difference. I also used plugs for all varieties. Remember you
will have to add about 10% more when using plugs.
If you make this beer right you will never be able to tell the difference between it and
the real thing……this is a very good recipe, just remember to keep the hopping rate
steady and even….a few plinks of hops at time is how I did it and make sure you
have everything ready because you will be busy during the entire boil……..
If you want to buy the March/April 2006  back issue of Brew Your Own it has instructions
on how to make a continuous wort hopper….The Zopinator.…..and the recipes.



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1 oz. Hallertau (3.8%)
.75 oz. Stryian Goldings(5.0%)
.5 oz. Saaz (3.5%)

Other
.5 tsp Gypsum Mash & Sparge each
1 Tsp Irish Moss

Yeast Chimay Yeast starter (1.5 Qts.)

Procedure
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