An easy drinking American Pale Ale using super late additions of Mosaic Hops for a huge hop flavor and aroma. Mosaic is a newer hop on the market, crossed between Simcoe and Nugget. Look for big tropical fruit and floral notes, with some earthiness tossed in for good measure. A well rounded sessionable APA that you'll want to have a couple of.
The balance between hops and malt are the hallmark of this recipe. A combination of Centennial, Simcoe, Warrior and Cascade hops blends well with the background of munich, wheat, 20L crystal, carapils and aromatic malts. This pale ale is Pretty Darn Good (PDG). Cheers!
This Petite Saison is gold in color with a slight hop aroma that is overshadowed by the wonderful spiciness that the yeast brings to the table. Notes of pepper, clove and fruity tartness bring flavorful life to this medium bodied ale and those who are fortunate enough to enjoy it! Great beer to make in the summer because saison yeasts like it hot!
If using Wyeast #3724 Belgian Saison yeast, pitch at around 85-90F and keep your fermentation temperature in the same range. This yeast has a tendency to stick at around 1.035 specific gravity, but will finish, given time and warm temperatures.
A big, West Coast Double IPA crammed with loads of aroma hops! Piney the Welder is a clone of another similarly-named "elder" beer that has been named the #1 beer in America by the AHA many times over. It gets its bitterness from hop extract, delivering a good hop bite and character that balances out the maltiness of the beer. Using a little bit of Crystal 60L and Carapils to give the beer character. A plethora of American hops give this beer big hop flavor and aroma. Three huge, very American hops contribute to this hoppiness: Centennial, Columbus and Simcoe. With a load of hops going in at the end of the boil and at dry hop time, Piney comes out like liquid hop nectar. The perfect double IPA for true hop heads!
A Belgian tripel style ale - golden in color with plenty of peppery spiciness coupled with a soft malt character. This ale can be enjoyed fresh, but surely improves with age! Two pounds of clear candi sugar help to push the original gravity on this beer while maintaining a medium body. The candi sugar, the phenols from the yeast and the high carbonation contribute to a crisp, dry finish that awakens the palate. Three additions of Tettnang hops at 60, 30 and 45 minutes add just enough hop bitterness to cut through the alcohol. Either Wyeast Belgian Abbey Ale, #1214 or Trappist Ale, #3787 are good choices. Pitch yeast in the 65F range and let the temperature ramp up into the low 70s during fermentation to avoid fusel alcohols and encourage some fruitiness. due to the higher original gravity, we suggest using a yeast starter. A blow-off tube might also be a good idea.
Liquid wheat extract with a little pale malt and carapils for body provide a versatile base beer that is light, crisp, and refreshing. For a German style wheat beer with the signature banana/clove flavors, use Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan or 3056 Bavarian wheat yeasts. For a more neutral American wheat beer flavor, try Wyeast 1010 American Wheat yeast. This beer works well as the base for fruit beers. To compliment the fruit, try a yeast that provides a bit of sweetness in the finish, such as Wyeast 1272 American Ale II or Wyeast 1187 Ringwood Ale.
A spiced delight! St. Gambrinus's Spiced Holiday Ale makes use of a rich assortment of grains to give it a refined malt backbone. Honey, Munich II and Simpson's dark crystal malts combine to give this ale a character orange color and a delicious malty sweetness. Add to this an array of spices, and you have one of the best holiday ales a homebrewer could put on their holiday wish list! Cinnamon, ginger and orange peel appear in the boil, and the spice character is solidified by adding more cinnamon, cardamom and allspice into secondary. A truly enjoyable ale with which to ring in the holiday season! Please note that the spices called for in this recipe, are not included in the kit. You'll have to raid your pantry or your local grocery store for these.
Our Classic Dry stout is the genre of Guinness Draught or Murphy's stouts which are light in body and just roasty enough. Almost a dark session ale.
Original Gravity: 1.042 - 1.046
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 3.9 - 4.5%
Intl. Bittering Units (IBUs): 32 - 42
A true English style robust porter, straight out of the pages of history! The Dark Side Robust Porter uses a healthy dose of Brown malt, a malt that porters traditionally used as their base, to add a heavy robust character to the beer. Notes of coffee flow forth in the flavor profile, aided by some chocolate malt and balanced by some crystal malts from the U.K. Add some English Fuggle hops on top, and you've got a robust porter that finishes big with a hint of sweetness. Once you go to the dark side, you may never go back!
The perfect Scottish session ale! 12 Penny is a hit beer from Flat 12, who has graciously collaborated with us to bring you a kit that you can take home, make and enjoy. A plethora of specialty grains make this beer complex, yet a low ABV means that you can have a couple in a session and not be down for the count! Using Scottish ale yeast is recommended, and an extended fermentation at cooler temperatures will make this beer much like those you'd find at a pub in the Scottish highlands. Brew this one up for your friends and turn them on to the fabulous world of malty session ales!
Ivan the Terribly Delicious will dominate your taste buds! A big imperial red ale that looks and drinks like a red double IPA, Ivan will storm your mouth with a satisfying combination of huge malt flavor and delicous American hops! Cara-Amber malt gives this beer a red hue and fullness, while Columbus, Amarillo and Citra hops provide a wonderful citrus character. Using an English yeast strain to ferment this beer allows the malt and slight residual sweetness to perfectly balance the hop character.
Developed by Great Fermentations employee Brandon, this beer has found favor with our whole crew. Now, thanks to his liberty with the recipe, we bring the opportunity to brew his fabulous imperial red ale to you. Ivan the Terribly Delicious will make you the unquestioned beer Tsar among all your friends!
Crisp and refreshing! Ich Bin Ein Pilsner is a classic German Pilsner originally developed by a former Great Fermentations employee who has gone on to greener pastures and sweeping the 2015 Indiana Brewer's Cup in the professional category! The recipe is relatively simple, but then again, so is a truly good German Pils! Nothing more than some Pilsner malt and noble Saaz hops round out this recipe, which lead to a crisp, refreshing Pilsner beer that can be enjoyed by all. While a traditional lager yeast can be used to ferment this beer, using the California Lager yeast can lead to great lager without too cool of temperatures.
Rich chocolate malt mingles with 2 lbs. of PB2 powdered peanut butter to make a truly decadent porter. Golden Naked Oats add body and creaminess, turning this classic robust porter into something so much more. So good you will say, I'll have a nutter, please. Consider adding cocoa nibs into the secondary fermenter to make this porter truly over the top! Note that this recipe is written for a 6 gallon batch to account for the extra sediment from the peanut butter. Final yield will be 5 gallons after racking off of layer of sediment.
Ryerish Red Ale is the brainchild of Jonathon Mullens, brewer at the Broad Ripple Brewpub in Indianapolis, Indiana. At the helm of the oldest operating brewery in the state of Indiana, Jonathon has brought his knowledge, expertise, and love of rye to the table to create this spectacular beer! Collaborating with Wes Martin, our brewer here, the two have come up with a fantastic brew! Using a healthy portion of both malted rye and chocolate rye to give the ale its characteristic spicy flavor and slightly red color, the two have also used amber, melanoidin and Special B malts to perfectly round out the beer. On tap at the Broad Ripple Brewpub for a limited time, Great Fermentations gives you the opportunity to make this beer at home for yourself!
A pale ale straight from the West Coast, Chico Suave Pale Ale is smooooooth and delicious! A clone of the classic example of an American Pale Ale, Chico Suave gets a touch of residual sweetness from Crystal 60L malt. Using Perle hops for bitterness, it gets its substantial hop flavor and aroma from Cascade hops, a hop that many would argue is the embodiment of American hops. Not too high in alcohol and pleasantly hoppy without being too bitter, Chico Suave is a perfect beer for any time or season and pleases every time!
A simple specialty grain bill of wheat, chocolate and 60L paired with 6 hop additions of Cacade and Nugget makes for a hoppy brown ale that is bigger than the sum of its parts. This kit is Frank Petrarca's award-winning recipe from the Great Fermentations Brown Ale Competition. Savor the flavor!
A rich, spicy porter with hints of caramel and dark chocolate and roast, mixed in with a backdrop of sweet orange peel, juniper berries and star anise. There are just enough hops to provide a backbone to the rich character coming from the grains and spices.