A classic hefeweizen beer with a slight honey aroma from the specialty malt. Yeast strain will significantly affect the flavor and aroma of this beer. Use the Wyeast 1010 American Wheat strain if banana and clove flavors are not desired. The addition of honey malt will add a pale orange hue and a waft of honey aroma.
A full-bodied stout with plenty of roasted malt and a bit of medium crystal to soften the edges. As you pour this one into a glass, the black viscous liquid billows forth a dark brown creamy head (from the full pound of flaked oats) that lingers to the last drop! Each sip coats the tongue with roasted, chocolate, and caramel notes that take hold of your taste buds and relentlessly pamper them with flavor.
It's the beer of the living dead! This Zombie Dust Clone is loaded with Citra hops that invigorate the senses and engage the palate. A very light first wort hop addition keeps the bitterness down, while hop-bursting the beer and aggressively dry hopping with Citra hops give it a very pronounced hop flavor and aroma. The bite of Citra is offset by crystal 60L and melanoidin malts, which contribute body, sweetness and character to the beer, A touch of carapils for body and foam stability is included as well, perfectly balancing this beer. Delicious and inviting, Brain Eater Pale Ale is sure to please your hopheaded friends. It is the perfect beer for the impending zombie apocalypse!
A light session ale in the 3-4% ABV range. Small amounts of munich and flaked wheat provide a neutral palate for fruit, spice or herb beers. If adding any of these, we suggest using a yeast that will provide a little residual sweetness like Wyeast American II 1272 or Ringwood ale 1187. This beer is good on its own but a great base for fruit beers.
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.
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.
What goes better with a load of delicious hop goodness than a rich, malty backbone? With Hop the Atlantic, our collaboration Double IPA made with Grand Junction Brewing Company in Westfield, IN, both of these are in perfect harmony! We worked together to give you a beer that combines ingredients from both sides of the Atlantic into a deceptively easy-drinking double IPA.
This beer can be found on tap at Grand Junction Brewing, but you can also easily take this kit home and make it yourself! Loads of fermentables provide not only alcohol, but also a maltiness that balances out the Columbus and Challenger hops used in bittering. Caramunich and Aromatic malts give some extra malty sweetness and toasted character, while the hop profile is completed with Falconer's Flight 7 C's Blend, a beautiful blend of the big American "C" hops! Balance in a big beer can be a great thing!
A light and easy drinking wheat beer with a subtle spicy hop aroma. Aromatic, munich and flaked wheat impart a malt-bread flavor with a bit of creaminess from the flaked wheat. Bittered with Saaz and hallertau and finished with a half ounce of hallertau at the end of the boil. Use Wyeast American Wheat 1010 for a dry, slightly tart, crisp beer with none of the German weizen esters. Make it into a raspberry wheat by adding a pound of raspberry puree toward the end of fermentation.
The Magical Mild Ale is a traditional British-style mild ale. Malty and rich, yet low in alcohol and light on the palate, a mild ale is a wonderful beer that goes down easy, pint after pint. Our interpretation has mild malt for dextrins to promote body and flavor. Amber malt gives this beer a smooth nuttiness, and Simpson's dark crystal gives it just the right amount of residual sweetness. The palate is rounded out by pale chocolate malt, which contributes color as well as a lovely roastiness. With English East Kent Goldings hops for bitterness and flavor, this beer is a beautiful tribute to the session beers found in pubs all over the British Isles. Brew a batch today and see what the magic is all about!
The Daddy Mac is our answer to a malty, smooth Scottish ale! Developed by our brewer Wes in his spare time, this recipe won him second place in the Indiana Brewer's Cup in the Scottish and Irish Ale category. Amber malt gives this beer a nice nut character, which is enhanced by crystal 60L and chocolate malt, which give it sweetness and roastiness respectively, while also giving it a nice brown hue. A single hop addition gives this beer just enough hops to balance the malt character and sweetness. Ferment this at cool temperatures with an authentic Scottish yeast strain, and you've got a nice, malty, and highly drinkable Scottish-style ale that will have you thinking you are in the Scottish Highlands!
Spicy rye malt combined with a load of American hops creates an explosion of taste in your mouth. Citrus and grapefruit notes from the hops are well balanced by a huge malt backbone made up of munich, medium crystal, carapils, flaked wheat and the subtle spiciness from the rye.
If you like chocolate, you will love this beer. Nearly 2 lbs. of crystal malt, paired with chocolate, debitterized black and carapils meld with 24 tablespoons of cocoa powder to make this a perfect marriage of beer and chocolate. We suggest Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale yeast to add enough sweetness to balance the unsweetened chocolate. Want to kick it up a notch? Add a hint of raspberry flavoring. Note that this recipe calls for 1.5 cups of Cocoa Powder which is not included in the kit, but can be purchased at your local grocery store. Don't pick hot chocolate mix though!
Not too hoppy with 7 HBUs of Galena for bitterness and a specialty grain bill of medium crystal, chocolate and wheat. There is a touch of sweetness from a half pound of lactose and a cup of brown sugar added during the last 10 minutes of the boil. Sweet Georgia Brown will remind you of an English style brown ale.
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.
The flavor is strong with this one! MilleniALE Falcon is an American pale ale that features Falconer's Flight, a blend of popular American hops with a strong citrus and pine character. This blend plays nicely with a simple yet delicious grain bill. Crystal 60 malt adds depth and residual sweetness and contributes to body and head retention, along with carapils malt. Add a toasted note with some victory, and you have the base for a quite drinkable beer! No bittering hops, just flavor and aroma additions that make for a smooth and tasty pale ale. Your taste buds will make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs!
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