Recipes

Homebrewed Hard Lemonade

I’m a strong believer in having a non-beer option on tap as part of my homebrew lineup. I like to make homebrew tasting a large part of the experience of visiting my home, and I think that having a non-beer option is a great way to avoid excluding people who don’t drink beer from the experience. Even beer lovers will enjoy a glass of this light, refreshing hard lemonade! I brewed all of the beer for my best friend’s wedding this summer, which is an awesome experience for any homebrewer! We decided that we needed to have a non-beer option on tap for those at the wedding who wanted an alcoholic beverage but did not drink beer. We had discussed doing a cider, but some of my ciders have turned out really well and others have…not. I’m still working on getting my cider dialed in, but until...

Guava Apple Cider

Simple apple cider fermented and backsweetened with Guava Nectar. Print Recipe Guava Apple Cider Simple apple cider fermented and later backsweetened with Guava Nectar. The guava flavor comes through nicely and adds a nice sweetness that compliments the tartness of the cider. Brewed it as an experiment and already planning on making more! Servings: 5 Gallons Ingredients4 Gallons Pasteurized Apple Cider Make sure there are no stabilizers in it! 4 Containers Goya Guava Nectar 2 in fermentation and 2 for backsweetening2 12oz Containers Apple Juice Concentrate (Frozen) For Backsweetening1 Packet Nottingham Ale Yeast InstructionsAdd the 4 gallons of pasteurized apple cider or juice and 2 containers of the guava nectar to a sanitized carboy. Pitch the yeast according to the instructions on the p...

“Jug O’ Brown” Ale

Print Recipe "Jug O' Brown" Ale Simple crowd-pleaser, always great to have on tap! Servings: 10 Gallons IngredientsMalt18 lbs Pale 2-Row Malt2 lbs Crystal (Caramel) Malt (60L)1 lb Crystal (Caramel) Malt (20L)1 lb CaraPils Malt1 lb Flaked Oats12 oz Chocolate Malt4 oz Black Patent Malt4 oz Brown Malt You could substitute coffee malt for the brown maltHops2 oz East Kent Goldings First Wort Hop2 oz Liberty 30 Minutes2 oz Willamette 5 Minutes2 oz Liberty FlameoutYeast2 Packets US-04 Safale Yeast InstructionsMash at 154 degrees for 60 minutes Sparge as usual Boil for 60 minutes adding hops per the schedule above Cool to 68 degrees, pitch yeast Primary fermentation - 14 days at 66-68 degrees Rack to secondary fermentation - 21 days at 66-68 degrees Keg/carbonate/bottle as usual Enjoy!

Fresh Cascade SMaSH

Print Recipe Fresh Cascade SMaSH Single Malt and Single Hop pale ale using inexpensive malt and homegrown cascade hops. Servings: 10 Gallons Cost: $20.00 Ingredients20 lbs Pale 2-Row Malt2 oz Cascade Hops At 60 Minutes Minutes1 oz Cascade Hops At 30 Minutes Minutes1 oz Cascade Hops At 15 Minutes Minutes2 tsp Irish Moss At 15 Minutes Minutes1 oz Cascade Hops At Flameout2 Packets US-05 Safale Yeast1.5 oz Cascade Hops Dry Hopped at Secondary Fermentation InstructionsMash at 154 degrees for 60 minutes Sparge as usual Boil for 60 minutes adding hops per the schedule above using your homegrown cascade hops! Cool to 70 degrees, pitch yeast Primary fermentation - 10-14 days Rack to secondary fermentation - 7-10 days Keg/carbonate/bottle as usual Enjoy!