A selection of simple recipes to get you started.

These easy first timer recipes are to be be used in conjunction with the step by step brewing guide.

A big juicy IPA bursting with fruity hops.

  • 9 lbs. Liquid Light Malt Extract
  • 1 lb. C-10 Crystal MaltSpecialty Grain
  • 1.5 oz. Simcoe Hops 60 mins
  • 1.5 oz. Simcoe Hops 5 mins
  • 3 oz. Simcoe Hops Dry Hop
  • 1 package California Ale Yeast (or similar)

Rich, roasty and creamy, this vanilla stout is perfect for a cold winter day. Brew in your fermentor for 21 days, or for 14 days followed by 7 days in a secondary fermentor.

  • 7 lbs. Liquid Dark Malt Extract
  • .75 lb. Black Patent MaltSpecialty Grain
  • .25 lb. Roasted BarleySpecialty Grain
  • 1 oz. Cluster Hops60 mins
  • 1 tsp. Irish Moss 15 mins
  • 1 oz. East Kent Golding Hops5 mins
  • 2.5 Tbsp Vanilla ExtractAfter 14 days
  • 1 package liquid Irish Ale Yeast (or similar)

Light and crisp, this blonde ale is great for those not looking for a hop-bomb, or anything too dark and heavy. For this recipe, add half of the extract at the start, and the other half with 10 minutes remaining in the boil.

  • 7 lbs. Liquid Extra Light Malt Extract
  • .5 lb. CarapilsSpecialty Grain
  • .5 lb. Crystal 10LSpecialty Grain
  • .75 oz. Willamette Hops60 mins
  • .75 oz. Willamette Hops20 mins
  • 1 tsp. Irish Moss20 mins
  • .5 oz. Willamette Hops1 min
  • 1 package liquid American Ale yeast (or similar)

A style that has been brewed by Belgian monks for centuries, the dubbel has low bitterness and a malty body with spicy and stonefruity flavors. Ferment at a higher temperature if possible - low to mid 70s is ideal. If fermentation is getting too aggressive, take out the air lock and use a blow-off system. If any ingredients aren't available, your local homebrew shop employee will know the perfect substitute to use. 5-6 weeks of fermentation is recommended for this style, and a secondary fermentation is highly recomended.

  • 7.5 lbs. Liquid Gold Malt Extract
  • .25 lbs. Belgian Cara 8Specialty Grain
  • .25 lbs. Belgian Cara 45Specialty Grain
  • 1 oz Tradition Hops60 mins
  • 1 oz. Hersbrucker Hops20 mins
  • 1 lb. Dark Belgian Candi Sugar15 mins
  • 1 package liquid Belgian Abbey yeast (or similar)
  • Adapted from Northern Brewer's Belgian Dubbel recipe