Recipes

Recipes (all grain) brewed by myself up to batch number 50. Batch numbers are indicated. After batch number 50, only the most interesting recipes will be posted.

My water profile: Ca 81 ppm, Mg 8.9 ppm, Na 4.9 ppm, K 1.9 ppm, Cl 6.0 ppm, NO3 10 ppm, SO4 9.0 ppm, carbonate 199 ppm, hydrogen carbonate 244 ppm, pH 7.3. Hardness: 13.4°dH (24°fH). Residual alkalinity 7.7°dH.

Belgian/French (inspired) Styles:

#20 Reason to Live – Influenced by Dogfish Head’s Raison d’être. Pretty tasty!
#24P Belgian Blond Ale – Simple Belgian Blond recipe
#32 Val de moine – Orval clone with Orval dregs
#39 Another Reason to Live – Reloaded and changed the #20 recipe
#40 Belgian Tripel – My brother’s recipe for a tripel. Won 1st prize at a competition
#49 Belgian Oatmeal Stout – Stout fermented with Wyeast’s 1581 Belgian Stout yeast
#63 Manneken Pis Saison – Simple Saison recipe with some Brett and raspberries
#72 Belgian-Brett-Ale – Straight forward Pale Ale fermented with WY3789 Trappist Blend

English/Irish/Scottish (inspired) Styles:

#1 Classic Pale Ale – My first batch ever. Classic English Pale Ale recipe
#4 Irish Stout – My first attempt to brew an Irish stout. Turned into a sour beer
#17P Irish Stout – Second attempt to brew a stout. Brewed as a pilot batch (small batch)
#18P Coffee Stout – Added coffee to half of the #17P Irish Stout batch
#33 Irish Dry Stout – Third attempt to brew an Irish Dry stout recipe
#35 Rusalka Imperial Stout – Won 1st prize at a competition
#36 Russian Imperial Stout II – Higher OG than #35 and vanilla beans & raisins
#41 Jubilee Porter – Influenced by Meantime’s London Porter. But no clone recipe
#43 120 Shilling Wee Heavy – Brewed as the Brew Challenge 2011
#65 Smoked Oatmeal Stout – Same recipe as #49 but with some Whisky malt
#67 Koschei Imperial Stout – Bigger than Rusalka and matured in Whisky barrel
#78 Shishiga Universal Stout – Big, big Imperial Stout clocking in at 17.6 ABV

German (inspired) Styles:

#2 Munich Single Malt – Single malt experiment with Munich malt
#6 Weizenbock – First wheat bock
#7 Zelebrator Weizenbock – Second wheat bock
#10 Gloriosa Kölsch – First Kölsch, fermented with Wyeast’s 2565 Kölsch yeast
#12 German Ale – First free style beer. Brewed to get rid of grains
#14 Gloriosa Kölsch 2 – Reloaded the #10 recipe. Brewed by my brother (his first batch)
#15 Weischwieweizen – Wheat recipe from SIOS, split batch and two wheat yeasts
#19P Heidelberger Kellerbier – First clone of a Heidelberger Kellerbier
#23P SWaSH – Single wheat malt and single hop experimental batch
#25P Decoction Weizen – My first decoction mash to brew a wheat beer
#28 and #29 Weizenexperiment – Recipes for the wheat yeast experiment
#30P Blood orange wheat – Wheat beer with blood oranges
#31 Dunkelweizen – My first dark wheat beer
#34 Mulus Weizen – Wheat beer for my sisters graduation
#48 Dunkler Nachthimmel – Recipe for a dark wheat beer (same as batch #31)

Other European (inspired) Styles:

#3 Vienna Single Malt – Single malt experiment with Vienna malt
#5 European Helles – Influenced by a local Helles
#8 Bavaria Pilsner – First Pilsner attempt. Fermented with Bavarian Lager yeast
#9 Wiener Helles – A Vienna Helles
#13 Pivo Pilsner – Brewed the SIOS recipe with a WY2278 Czech yeast
#22P Vienna SMaSH – Compare flavor impact of two dried yeast products
#81 Grätzer/Grodziskie – Polish beer brewed with smoked wheat malt only

Sour/wild beers:

#11 Sambic – My first sour beer ever. This is a sad story
#38 Flanders Red – My first Flanders Red with Wyeast’s Roeselare Blend
#44 Traditional Berliner Weisse – First traditional BW, spontaneously mash-acidified
#45 Brett in the house – All Brett beer fermented with two Brett strains
#50 The Folly Flanders Brown – Flanders Brown inspired by New Belgium’s La Folie
#52 Solera One – And the first Solera project begins
#57 Lambic 2012 – Second Lambic attempt
#61 Berliner Weisse 2 – Second BW attempt using Wyeast’s Berliner Weisse blend
#68 Dark Berliner Sour – Combining Berliner Weisse bugs and roasted barley
#82 Nelson Sauvined Berliner Weisse – Dry hopping a Berliner Weisse

US (inspired) Styles:

#16 Eureka – California Common. Influenced by Anchor Steam. Gave this page its name
#21P Impromptu IPA – Free style IPA (my first IPA)
#26 60 min IPA – Influenced by Dogfish Head’s IPA
#27 House Pale Ale – Cascade American Pale Ale
#37 Simcoe APA – Planned as a American Pale Ale to try first wort hopping
#42 Cheshire Cat IPA – Influenced by Russian River’s Pliny the Elder IPA
#46 Festive Pale Ale – Test batch for an upcoming party
#47 Smashed Pumpkin Ale – My first pumpkin Ale ever

Other fermented stuff:

Water kefir with raisins – My first water kefir ever
Kombucha the First – My first ever Kombucha made with green tea

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4 thoughts on “Recipes

  1. Do you have any details on the gluten free recipe you made with malted millet ?? I would like to homebrew a batch.

  2. hello, im rather new to home brewing & really enjoy this site!

    can you guide me, what do you use / do to handle the hard water here in switzerland ?

    cheers
    matt

    • Dear Matt,
      thanks for reaching out to me. I commonly do not treat my brewing water. The water I have available (see water profile at top) is not really hard as well. Kind of an average water profile for most of the styles we brew.
      Cheers, Sam

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