Homebrew expert Brad Smith, author of the Beersmith homebrewing software and the voice behind the Beersmith podcast answers a question from a homebrewer looking to go all-grain.
Here's a recipe from Canada's Blind Enthusiasm Brewing: a bold red ale with big stone-fruit notes and a very dry finish.
Spruce tips add an immediately recognizable aroma and flavor to beer, yet people still have a hard time accurately defining the specifics
This recipe will serve you well as a faithful Red IPA that avoids the pitfalls of the style while amplifying its virtues.
Taylor Caron, the manager of Hops & Berries homebrew supply store in Fort Collins, Colorado, shared this recipe for a dry-hopped American light lager.
An English brown ale is simply darker than a bitter but not as dark as a porter. As a style, there’s a lot of room for interpretation. The key is a fundamental drinkability.
This recipe from Josh Weikert, author of the Beer: Simple blog is for a bare-bones, but crisp and flavorful, German Pils.
Purists beware: this CB&B recipe might offend your delicate sensibilities. However, if you want to make the quickest of quick sour beers, using fruit can help cover some of the rougher edges in a spiked lactic sour.
An earlier version of this Berliner weisse recipe from Josh Weikert won Best of Show at the 2nd Annual Stoney Creek Homebrewers Amateur Brewing Championship.
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CB&B co-founder Steve Keonig walks you through a full all-grain brew day, from mashing and lautering to batch sparging to hop additions to pitching yeast and racking to secondary fermentation, as well as bottling your beer!