Easy All Grain Brewing Book

Top 5 Recipes A24 – Dark Crystal Beer v2 A22 – Lyles Black Treacle Beer A14 – Choc et all A6 – Rye Beer A4 – Fuggles Simple Pale Ale Welcome to Small Batch Homebrew Like most men I love a good beer, and like most men I don’t want to pay £4.00 for a […]

Brewing 101 – How to Bottle Beer

Bottling Small Batch Homebrew   Now we can bottle, and this is what to do.   Take a sample of the wort with a sterilised glass and measure the final gravity by pouring this sample into a trial jar and then adding a hydrometer. Once the gravity is constant below 1014 then its safe to […]

Brewing 101 – How to Boil

The Boil   Additional Equipment you need for boiling beer – This needs to be clean (not sterile) Large Spoon (wooden)   Step 1. Pour the wort from the 23 litre FV into the (now empty) copper. Put the lid on the copper and heat it until boiling point.   IMPORTANT – Watch the copper […]

Brewing 101 – How to Sparge

Sparging – How to sparge beer   Additional Equipment you need for the mash – This needs to be clean (not sterile) 23 Litre Fermentation Vessel 15 Litre Fermentation Vessel with holes drilled in the bottom Egg Splatter with the rim removed   Step 1. 20 minutes before mash time ends (so 1 hour 10 […]

Brewing 101 – How to Mash

Mashing   PHOTOS OF ALL EQUIPMENT AND INGREDIENTS CAN BE FOUND  AT THE BACK OF THIS BOOK.   Equipment you need for the mash – This needs to be clean (not sterile) 15 Litre Plastic Mash Tun Electronic Scales 1 Litre Plastic Jug 15 Litre Metal Pasta pot (Copper / Boiling Vessel) Glass Thermometer   […]

Quick all grain brew day

Let’s Brew!   This is brief outline of the all grain brewing process:   Mashing – This is where you soak grains in hot water for 90 minutes to extract all of the fermentable sugars from the grains.   Sparging – This is where you separate the grains from the sugary liquids. This also involves […]

Ingredients needed for all grain brewing

All Grain Brewing – Getting Started First things first, you need the right equipment for all grain brewing Equipment For the Mash: 15 Litre Plastic Mash Tun Electronic Scales (to measure hops pellets) 1 Litre Plastic Jug 15 Litre Metal Pasta Pot (Copper / Boiling Vessel) Glass Thermometer   Additional items for the Sparge: 23 […]

Extract vs All Grain brewing UK

A quick word on Extract Brewing and Kits Beer Kits So, like most other homebrewers I started with the Beer Kits. These kits are great for beginners. Most kits come with two big tins of concentrated beer syrup known as Liquid Malt extract, you simply add this in a fermentation vessle with hot water and […]

A25 – Golden Syrup Beer

Starting Gravity:  1048 Final Gravity: 1005 Brewed on 15th Feb – Sunday Grain Bill Reused 2.5kg Grains from A24 brew 500g jar of Golden Syrup Hops 9g Saaz at -120 MINS 16g Amarillo in nylon bag into the FV through sieve then into the batch. Half Protofoloc tablet – 15 mins LONG 2 HOUR BOIL

A24 – Dark Crystal Beer v2

Starting Gravity:  1044 Final Gravity:  1016 Brewed on 14th Feb Grain Bill 2.5kg Golden Promise 500g Dark Crystal Malt Hops 8g EKG at -20 10g EKG at -0 Half Protofoloc tablet – 15 mins 20 MINUTE BOIL RAPIDLY COOLED WITH ICE PACKS IN THE SINK Used MUNTONS GOLD 6G PACKET YEAST for this one. VERY […]

A23 – Lager Beer

Starting Gravity:  1050 Final Gravity: 1010 ABV: Brewed on 7th Feb Bottled on 19th Feb after a few days with 15g amarillo dry hopped in nylon bag in Demijohn – THIS TURNED OUT VERY WELL AND VERY HOPPY.   Other half of batch bottled on 19th Feb after a few days with 15g of Saaz hops […]

A22 – Lyles Black Treacle Beer

Starting Gravity:  1062 Final Gravity: 1014 ABV: Brewed on 10th Jan Bottled on 31st Jan Grain Bill 2.2kg Golden Promise 200g Crystal Malt 150g Golden Naked oats 95g Chocolate Malt HALF 450g jar of LYLES BLACK TREACLE at -15 mins Hops 9g EKG –  40 mins 9g KKG – -15 mins 12g EKG at flame out […]

A21 – Basic Strong Beer

Starting Gravity:  1060 Final Gravity: 1014 ABV: 6.4% Brewed on 4th Jan 2015 Bottled on 18th Jan Bottled on 19th Jan with a day of dry hopping Grain Bill 380g flaked maize 380g crystal malt 400g torrified wheat 2.1kg Golden Promise Hops 10g EKG – 0 10g EKG – 15 1/2 protofoloc tablet at – Decent […]

A20 – Parsnip Beer

Starting Gravity:  1060 Final Gravity: 1022 ABV: 6.2% Brewed on 30th November Grain Bill 2.5kg Golden Promise 270g Crystal Malt 100g torrified wheat 100g flaked maize 4 parsnips Hops 7g chinook start of boil 10g  chinook at flame out Half Protofoloc tablet – 15 mins This never went below 1020 final gravity. Eventually bottled on 3rd […]

A19 – Christmas Beer

Starting Gravity:  1050 Final Gravity: 1010 ABV: 5.2% Brewed on 16th November Grain Bill 2.5kg Golden Promise 90g chocolate malt 1.5 cinnamon sticks Pinch of grated nutmeg 500g crystal wheat malt 2 x orange peel 1 grated carrot Hops 10g chinook start of boil 5g chinook -15 mins Half Protofoloc tablet – 15 mins

A18 – Cereal Beer

*HIGHLY RECOMMENDED* – THIS BEER TURNED OUT GREAT** Starting Gravity:  1050 Final Gravity: 1010 ABV: 5.2% Brewed on 15th November – NO MASH Grain Bill 500g light spraymalt (DME) 500g medium spray malt (DME) 400g Honey In a muslin bag in the boil: 270g porage oats 100g cornflakes 250g bran flakes 50g chocolate malt Hops 7g […]

A17 – Beetroot Beer

Starting Gravity:  1044 Final Gravity: 1010 ABV: 4.4% Brewed on 26th October Grain Bill 2.35kg Golden Promise 600g cooked beetroot in mash 300g beetroot at start of boil 300g beetroot at -15 mins Hops 11g cascade start of boil 15g  Cascade -15 mins Half Protofoloc tablet – 15 mins

A16 – Pale Pumpkin Beer

Starting Gravity:  1038 Final Gravity: 1010 ABV: 3.6% Brewed on 19th October Grain Bill Half a big pumpkin Half grated nutmeg in mash and boil one cinamon stick in mash 3-4 clovess in mash 2.4kg Golden Promise Hops 7g Fuggles start of boil 15g  Cascade -15 mins Half Protofoloc tablet – 15 mins

A13 – Cara Red Chocolate

Homebrew Batch A12 – Golden Promise Brew day 21st September 2014 First batch using golden promise as the base malt Starting Gravity:  1040 Final Gravity:  ABV: Grain Bill 2.3kg Golden Promise 250g Cara Red 20g Chocolate Malt Hops 10g Williamette start of boil 10g  Williamette -15 mins Half Protofoloc tablet – 15 mins 7g Williamette […]

A12 – Golden Promise

Homebrew Batch A12 – Golden Promise Brew day 21st September 2014 First batch using golden promise as the base malt Starting Gravity:  1040 Final Gravity:  ABV: Grain Bill 2.4kg Golden Promise 250g Cara Red Hops 8g Cascade start of boil 15g  Cascade -15 mins Half Protofoloc tablet – 15 mins 27g Cascade at Flame out

A6 – Rye Beer

Homebrew Batch A6 – Rye Beer Brew day 13th July 2014 SYPHONED TO FV INSTEAD OF POURING SG WAS 1060 so added 3 litres of cold water to FV and SG was then 1038.     Starting Gravity: 1038 Final Gravity:  ABV: Grain Bill 2kg marris otter 500g Rye Malt Hops (My scales broke on this […]