Run to the Pils Recipe

Jeremy Myers, head brewer and co-owner of Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company (Croydon, Massachusetts) notes that there are no brewing salts added for mash pH adjustment. This recipe follows the Reinheitsgebot, so he uses acidulated malt. ALL-GRAIN Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)Efficiency: 83%Attenuation: 83%OG: 1.049 (12.17°P)FG: 1.009 (2.14°P)IBUs: 36ABV: 5.34% MALT/GRAIN BILL 6.83 lb (3.1 …

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Redhook Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter Recipe

Redhook Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter (Seattle, Washington) is dark chestnut brown and is made with pureed pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and maple syrup. “This full-bodied, rich roasty porter makes you want to eat turkey and watch football or build a bonfire.” ALL-GRAIN OG: 1.056FG: 1.012IBUs: 28ABV: 5.8% MALT/GRAIN BILL 9 lb (4.1 kg) …

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Brewing with Capsicum (Candy Peppers)

Candy crimson peppers, or capsicums, have a stunning and distinctive delicate spiciness that lifts any meal, so let’s put it in beer. Firstly, it’s necessary to know that inexperienced peppers are literally immature, so that they received’t have developed the complete depth of taste we would like. Despite the fact that they’re often a little …

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Mom & Pop’s Wet Hops Lager Recipe

The recipe for this wet-hops lager from Jack’s Abby changes every year because they use 10 percent local unmalted grain (whatever is available that year) and add as many wet hops as they can fit into the kettle. Says Sonia Friedman, marketing manager for Jack’s Abby, “[The approach] isn’t particularly scientific, but it delivers a …

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Oh My Gourd Smoked Pumpkin Brown Ale Recipe

Published: 2016-09-17 Dave Clapsaddle, a Packaging Tech at Odell Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado, roasts, smokes, and marinates pumpkins at his house to produce the puree that goes into Oh My Gourd. Dave doesn’t reveal exactly how he makes his pumpkin puree, but notes, “Some very simple spices are added, but very little to keep …

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Comrade Fresh Hops Superpower IPA Recipe

Denver Colorado’s Comrade Brewing’s wet-hops American IPA won a 2014 GABF silver medal. With loads of Pacific Northwest hops, it has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness with a light malt character. ALL-GRAIN OG: 1.066 FG: 1.011 IBUs: 100+ ABV: 7.5% MALT/GRAIN BILL 12 lb (5.4 kg) Pale …

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Think Small: Ideas for Brewing Session Beers

Look at any tap list today and you’re bound to see a beer calling itself a “session” beer—ostensibly a 3–5 percent (the upper limit varies depending who you ask), drink-more-than-one style, or a lower-octane version of a bigger style. As a beer drinker, I’ve long been a proponent of lower-ABV beers, in part because I …

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Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela Recipe

“Packed with real pumpkin, hints of spice, and a gentle kiss of cacao to lighten the soul, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales’ La Parcela ((Dexter, Michigan) is an every-day easy way to fill your squashy quotient. Only available for a few short months [unless you brew your own].” ALL-GRAIN OG: 1.050FG: 1.006–1.008IBUs: 22ABV: 5.9% MALT/GRAIN BILL …

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