Beer recipes

Below are a set of extract beer recipes and all grain beer recipes for homebrewers of all skill levels. If you have any beer recipes you’d like to add, either contact us or add them to the comments below.

Extract beer recipes

Extract recipes are for homebrewers of all skill levels, and use either liquid or dry malt extracts.  Some specialty grains may also be included, however the brewing process is pretty simple and requires only basic supplies. 

This is a great place to start if you have never made beer before.

Brown Ale

Category: American Brown Ale

A tasty brown. Smooth, with lots of chocolate flavour.

Ingredients:

  • 6 lb. Amber Dry Malt Extract
  • 1/2 lb. Crystal Malt, 30l.
  • 1/4 lb. Black Patent Malt
  • 1/4 lb. Chocolate Malt
  • 2 oz Fuggle Hops
  • 1/2 oz Cascade Hops 5.8%AA
  • Yeast: Safale US-05 American Ale Dry Yeast

This recipe was originally made with a 6 gallon initial boil volume. A smaller volume could be used if desired.

Steep the grains at 160 degrees for 30 minutes, then remove.

Add malt extract and bring it up to a boil.

Add 2 oz Fuggle hops for 60 minute boil.

Add 1/2 oz. Cascade hops for 15 minute boil.

og. 1.042

Amber Ale

Category: American Ale
Subcategory: American Amber Ale
Recipe Type: Extract
Batch Size: 5 gal.
Volume Boiled: 6 gal.
Mash Efficiency: 67.1 %
Total Grain/Extract: 6.75 lbs.
Total Hops: 2.5 oz.
Calories (12 fl. oz.): 223.0
Cost to Brew: $27.38 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.): $0.51 (USD)

Ingredients:

  • .25 lbs. Belgian Cara-Pils
  • .25 lbs. Crystal Malt 40°L
  • .25 lbs. Crystal Malt 120°L
  • 5 lbs. Northwestern Gold Dry
  • 1 lbs. Corn Sugar
  • 1.5 oz. Cascade (Pellets, 5.50 %AA) boiled 60 minutes.
  • .5 oz. Hallertau (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 15 minutes.
  • .5 oz. Cascade (Whole, 5.50 %AA) boiled 0 minutes.
  • Yeast: DCL Yeast Safale S-04 Top Quality Ale Yeast

Notes:

This amber ale is great as it is, but perhaps try and improve with a more appropriate yeast.

Vital Statistics:

Original Gravity: 1.056
Terminal Gravity: 1.013
Color: 14.30 SRM
Bitterness: 40.0 IBU
Alcohol (%volume): 5.7 %

All grain beer recipes

All grain beer recipes are for more experienced brewers as they require extra steps in the process.

These recipes use all grain (no malt extracts) as their base. It’s generally considered more advanced brewing, but don’t be intimidated as a homebrewer – the process is a lot easier than you think.

American Ale

They don’t get much simpler than this. A beer even your mother would love!

Ingredients:

  • 7 lb. 2 Row Pale Malt
  • 1 lb. Corn Sugar
  • 1 oz Cascade Hops 5.8%AA
  • 1 oz Hersbrucker Hops 3.3%AA
  • Yeast: Safale US-05 American Ale Dry Yeast

Use infusion mashing. 1.75 gal at 160 degrees. Mash time: 1 hour.

Sparge with 3.5 gal. water at 170 degrees.

Add water to bring to 6 gal.

Add Corn Sugar

Amber Ale

My personel favorite!

Ingredients:

  • 9 lb. 2 Row Dingmans Malt
  • 1/2 lb.Cara Red
  • 1 lb. Crystal Malt 60 L
  • 1/2 lb Dingmans Pils
  • 2 oz Hersbruck Hops
  • Yeast: WPL004 Irish Red Yeast

Use infusion mashing. 2.75 gal at 165 degrees. Mash time: 1 hour.

Sparge with 3 gal. water at 170 degrees.

Add water to bring to 6 gal.

1-1/2 oz Hersbruck Hops , 60 min. boil.

1/2 oz Hersbruck Hops: 15 min. boil.

Northern Brown Ale

Category: English Brown Ale
Subcategory: Northern English Brown Ale
Recipe Type: Extract
Batch Size: 5.5 gal.
Volume Boiled: 3 gal.
Mash Efficiency: 67.1 %
Total Grain/Extract: 6.98 lbs.
Total Hops: 1.5 oz.
Calories (12 fl. oz.): 204.3

Ingredients:

  • .13 lbs. Crystal Malt 60°L
  • .13 lbs. English Chocolate Malt
  • .06 lbs. American Black Patent
  • .33 lbs. Belgian Biscuit
  • .33 lbs. Weyermann CaraRed®
  • 6 lbs. Muntons Dry Light
  • 1.0 oz. Cluster (Pellets, 7.9 %AA) boiled 60 minutes.
  • .5 oz. East Kent Goldings (Pellets, 4.8 %AA) boiled 15
  • minutes.
  • Yeast: DCL Yeast Safale S-04 Top Quality Ale Yeast

Vital Statistics:

Original Gravity: 1.052
Terminal Gravity: 1.011
Color: 15.80 SRM
Bitterness: 30.2 IBU
Alcohol (%volume): 5.3 %

Oberon Clone


Category: Light Hybrid Beer
Subcategory: American Wheat or Rye Beer
Recipe Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5 gal.
Volume Boiled: 6 gal.
Mash Efficiency: 67.1 %
Total Grain/Extract: 11.75 lbs.
Total Hops: 2.2 oz.
Calories (12 fl. oz.): 215.4
Cost to Brew: $26.88 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.): $0.50 (USD

Ingredients:

  • 4.5 lbs. Belgian Wheat Malt
  • 6 lbs. American 2-row
  • .75 lbs. Munich Malt
  • .5 lbs. Belgian Cara-Pils
  • .67 oz. Hallertau Hersbruck (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 45
  • minutes.
  • .5 oz. Hallertau Hersbruck (Whole, 4.50 %AA) boiled 30
  • minutes.
  • 1 oz. Saaz (Whole, 5.00 %AA) boiled 0 minutes.
  • Yeast: DCL Yeast Safale S-04 Top Quality Ale Yeast

Original Gravity: 1.054
Terminal Gravity: 1.012
Color: 6.01 SRM
Bitterness: 15.5 IBU
Alcohol (%volume): 5.6 %

All Grain Irish Red

Category: Scottish and Irish Ale
Subcategory: Irish Red Ale
Recipe Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5 gal.
Volume Boiled: 6 gal.
Mash Efficiency: 67.1 %
Total Grain/Extract: 12.00 lbs.
Total Hops: 1.5 oz.
Calories (12 fl. oz.): 213.0
Cost to Brew: $26.25 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.): $0.49 (USD)

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. American 6-row Pale
  • 8 lbs. American 2-row
  • .5 lbs. American Caramel 60°L
  • 1 lbs. Crystal Malt 60°L
  • .5 lbs. Belgian Cara-Pils
  • 1.0 oz. Hallertau Hersbruck (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 60
  • minutes.
  • .5 oz. Hallertau Hersbruck (Whole, 4.50 %AA) boiled 15
  • minutes.
  • Yeast: WYeast 1084 Irish Ale

Notes:

Step Mash
120 degrees
150 degrees

Vital Statistics:

Original Gravity: 1.054
Terminal Gravity: 1.012
Color: 14.81 SRM
Bitterness: 22.8 IBU
Alcohol (%volume): 5.5 %


“Beer recipes”, written by Terry J.

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