Brewing Directory

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ABOUT THE RECIPES

A guide about how to interpret and adjust the recipes on this website for your equipment and brewery set up.

FRESH HOP BEER

A specific guide to making FRESH HOP BEER during the harvest season including several recipes.

Haazy IPA
HAZY IPA

A specific guide to making a HAZY IPA & Pale Ales including recipes and techniques.

Home Brew Recipe Books
HOME BREW RECIPE BOOKS

A directory of all grain beer recipe books by style featuring hops that you can grow at home plus the latest hops & perennial classics from around the world.

Cold IPA
GUIDE TO BREWING COLD IPA

So what defines a Cold IPA?
Cold IPA is beer which has been brewed and conditioned at low temperature using a bottom fermenting yeast, pilsner malts with adjuncts and IPA hops. Use our guide to easily brew Cold IPA including new recipes.

Easy Lager Brewing
GUIDE TO BREWING LAGER THE EASY WAY

So what defines a lager?
Lager is beer which has been brewed and conditioned at low temperature using a bottom fermenting yeast. Use our guide to easily brew craft or traditional lagers all year round.

Belgian & French Ales
GUIDE TO BREWING BELGIAN & FRENCH ALES

Belgian ales cover a large range of styles including Trappist, Abbey, Pils, Bock, Wheat, Blonde & Golden, Lambic, Amber, Tripel, Dubbel, Grand Cru, Flemish Red, Oud Bruin, Saison, Winter & Xmas and Fruit beers whereas French ales are represented by Biere de Garde, Saison and Farmhouse.

Wheat Beer
GUIDE TO BREWING GERMAN WHEAT BEER

Wheat beer is a top-fermented beer which is brewed with a large proportion of wheat relative to the amount of malted barley. The two main varieties are German Weizenbier and Belgian witbier.

Legendary Breweries
LEGENDARY BREWERIES

Breweries, people and places that have contributed to the improvement of beer & brewing.

Master Brewers
MASTER BREWERS

At the heart of the brewery business lies the time-honoured process of brewing great beer. The industry’s most skilled and experienced master brewers make a commitment to brewing excellence today and into the future. Guardians of our iconic beers and creators of some of the best new brews on the market.

Water
WATER CHEMISTRY

Water is between 90% & 97.5% of every beer made. Learn how to improve your beer by using a few simple techniques.

Malt Substitution
MALT SUBSTITUTION CHART

Use this chart to substitute a malt from one maltster to another

Yeast Selection
YEAST SELECTION CHART

Use this chart to compare yeast from White Labs & Wyeast including probable original sources

Adjust Specific Gravity
HOW TO ADJUST SPECIFIC GRAVITY

If your beer misses your desired original gravity read about how and when to increase or decrease your OG

Yeast Starter
HOW TO MAKE A YEAST STARTER

A good way to wake up your yeast after storage and save money by making enough for several brews

SRM Colour Chart
SRM COLOUR CHART

Use the SRM standard to match the SRM number to a colour suitable for your intended beer style

Mashing Techniques
MASHING TECHNIQUES

A short guide to mashing techniques suited for different styles of beer

Brewing with Sugar
BREWING WITH SUGAR

Most fermentable sugars in wort come from malts. However, there are other sugars that can be used to good effect in making a beer

Hop Extracts
USING HOP EXTRACTS

Hop extract is designed to be used during the boil. That's because the alpha acid extraction is the same for hop resin extract as it is for whole hops and pellets and the hop additions can still be staggered throughout the boiling process.

Guide to Dry Hopping
GUIDE TO DRY HOPPING

The process of dry hopping refers to the addition of hops into your fermenter either during your fermentation period and/or after your primary fermentation period is nearing completion.

Guide to Using Cryo Hops
GUIDE TO USING CRYO HOPS

CRYO HOPS are the concentrated lupulin of whole-leaf hops containing resins and aromatic oils. They are designed to provide intense hop flavor and aroma, enabling brewers to efficiently dose larger quantities of alpha acids and oils in the boil without introducing astringent flavors or vegetative material.

GUIDE TO THIOLISED YEAST

What is thiolized yeast and why is it important? Get more flavour out of your hops using any of the yeasts available. White Labs have made a yeast blend that has not only high activity for biotransformation but also provides an all-natural Non GMO blend that contributes to the balance of aroma and flavors known in Hazy IPAs.

Dip Hopping
GUIDE TO DIP HOPPING

In 2012, Kirin, the Japanese brewing conglomerate, began talking about “dip hopping,” a technique that its brewers had developed that boosts pleasant hop aromas while suppressing or removing unpleasant off-flavors, like myrcene, and aromas that are derived from fermentation.

Maximising Mouthfeel in Beer
GUIDE TO MAXIMISING MOUTHFEEL

Mouthfeel can be defined as the textural attributes of beer, those which produce a tactile sensation in the mouth. Fullness refers to the perceived weight and flow resistance of a beer while it is being consumed like density and viscosity.

Guide to Using Enzymes
GUIDE TO USING ENZYMES

The production of beer is critically dependent upon enzymes, whether endogenous enzymes native to raw materials, such as malted barley and yeast, or exogenous (added) enzymes of commercial origin.

Guide to Steeping Whirlpool & Hop Stands
STEEPING/WHIRLPOOL HOPS

Some beer recipes suggest a steep/whirlpool hop addition after flame out. This article by Brad Smith of Beersmith fame explains how to do it and get the best results

Guide to Diastatic Yeast
GUIDE TO DIASTATIC YEAST

Yeast strains are classified as Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus if they carry the STA1 gene. Find out how this affects you and your beer.

Guide to Hop Aroma
GUIDE TO THE AROMA OF HOPS

Some beer recipes suggest a steep/whirlpool hop addition after flame out. This article by Brad Smith of Beersmith fame explains how to do it and get the best results


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