Scratch Brewing’s Basil Ale Recipe

Many brewers have put basil into beer, probably because of basil’s kinship with hops. Not only is basil extremely aromatic, it lends both a spicy edge and a sweet finish—hops-like without the extra bitterness. Batch Size: 5 gallons (19 liters) OG: 1.053 FG: 1.010 ABV: 5.7% IBUs: 25 GRAINS 8 lb (3.6 kg) Maris Otter …

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Make Your Best Northern English Brown Ale

You may have noticed that it’s that time of year when a certain style of really-for-fall-but-it’s-already-out-beer is hitting the shelves. I won’t mention its name here because I know some of you have a visceral, burning reaction to it, and I’m not going to be telling you how to make one, but…if I did tell …

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Hacker’s Delight Pale Ale Recipe

In “Hot-Rod Your Beer-Making Kit,” I talk about how one can brew glorious beer utilizing a beer package. This recipe makes 2 gallons (7.5 liters) of beer, appropriate for fermentation in a 2.1-gallon package. The substances are available out of your native homebrew provide retailer or from Web-based retailers. We’ve particularly chosen the hops portions …

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