Below is a generic recipe that can be used to experiment with yeast strains. Simple alterations of hop and yeast varieties will alter the base beer dramatically. Specs for 5 gallons, OG 1050, 30 IBU, Amber All-grain recipe: 7.5# American two-row or English pale ale malt 2.0# German Munich malt 0.5# 40 L crystal malt... View Article
Brewing Instructions - Full Pints May 1, 2011 - K. Florian Klemp
After 24 years of homebrewing, I am still mesmerized by the hypnotic churning and billowing suds of fermenting wort as it is metamorphosed into beer by the humble fungus, yeast. More than a mere catalyst, yeast can exert the most influence of any ingredient.
Brewing Instructions - Full Pints March 1, 2011 - K. Florian Klemp
Homebrewers have a particular affection and appreciation for dark beers. Often considered too harsh, bitter and assertive by the timid or uninitiated, they are just as often agreeable, even mellow. The proper use of roasted grain and malt makes them possible, and in some cases they are fairly defined, or even dominated by these emphatic... View Article
Brewing Instructions - Full Pints - Recipes January 1, 2011 - K. Florian Klemp
Brewing Our Own American microbrewers have done more than their share in the past 30 years to enrich and enliven the brewing tapestry. They have reintroduced literally all of the traditional styles, put a unique Yankee twist on some of them and even invented a few of their own.