Beer Recipes, Tips and Advice
for Brewing Wizards

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HOW DO YOU BECOME A BREWING WIZARD?

1. Change One Step at a Time.

Every variety of brew hop has a distinctive flavor and aroma from the essential oils and acids. By using an orderly method, the budding Brew Master can experiment and master the character of each hop. Like most endeavours, learning a new skill  demands some planning, patience, and repetition. One should keep detailed notes each time. Read more . . .

2. Learn About Hops Oils & Acids

Image of a cross-section of a hop. The Lupulim glands are in the middle. These glamds store all of the essential oils and acids that are crucial for their health benefits. An important tip for home brewing is to realize the interaction of the oils and acids at different tem[eratures are ky to the aromas and flavours for your craft beer recipe.

The chart shows the percentage contents of the oils and acids that are most influential in the aromas and flavours when brewing DIY craft beer.

Tips for Home Brewing - Understanding Oils & Acids

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Home Brewing Tip: Understanding Oils & Acids

Image of a hop come displaying the percentages of its component parts. Oils are 0.5-3%, acids are ~2-30%. Moisture, cellulose, polyphenals and several others make the cone.
Tips for Home Brewing - Mixing Hops

In principle, one could combine any two or more hops, but one may want to exercise caution. In general, there are many Wizards who advise against combining British or Noble hops with one of the four C’s, for example. You can always do a Google search to see if has been attempted.

British hops:  Many British hops are known to combine well. For example, Fuggle, East Kent Golding, Challenger, Target and Northdown hops can be mixed to make a good English ale.

Noble/Continental hops: Saaz hops, with their spicy aromas from their Czeck origins work with almost any home brew. Spalt, Tettnanger, and Hallertau Mittelfrüh are other varieties that mix well.

American hops: The “four Cs” are very popular for their fruity flavors and they are popular for brewing wizards because of their symbiotic properties. Each has its own bouquet that contributes to the citrusy taste of pale ales. Willamette, U.S. Fuggle, Yakima Golding, and Mt. Hood are other American hops that combine well together.

Home Brewing Tip: Adding and Mixing Hops

Image of a round chart dividing up in pie sections hte vaious flavours like spicy, woody, citrusy, that are produced in hops scones. Different hops varieties have distinct lavour types. Some of the hops can be combined to produce new and interesting flavours.
This chart displays how the presence of higher percentages of each oil (e.g. Myrcene, Linalool, 4MMP, and Geraniol) influences the aroma and flavour when making home brew.
Tips for Home Brewing - HOPPING (Wet, Dry, Whirlpool)

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HOME BREWING TIP: Hop it up!

3. Mind Time and Temperature

Tips for Home Brewing - HOPPING

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BREWING WIZARDs'
Craft Beer Recipes

Beer Recipes for Home Brewing - Golden Glow

INGREDIENTS – 10 GAL.
10 lbs Pilsner UK
8 lbs
2 lbs Wheat Malt, Bel
2 oz Goldings, BC – Boil
60 minutes
1 oz Goldings, BC – Boil
15 minutes
1 pkg Belle Saison

Mash: 66.5°C, 45 minutes

Golden Glow

Alcohol Content: 5.5 ABV
Bitterness: 21 IBU
Hops: Centennial

This hazy brew highlights yeast, with the Golding hops adding flowery and herbal accents.

Image of glass of craft beer. A rye ale that can be brewed at home. This page provides beer recipes and tips for home brewing.

RYE ALE WITH WET HOPS RECIPE

Alcohol Content: 4.3 ABV
Bitterness: 60 IBU
Hops: Centennial, Chinook, Cascade (Wet)

This craft beer recipe employs three of the C’s for hops and the rye adds a bite to balance the earthiness from using wet hops. 

Beer Recipes for Home Brewing - Rye Ale

INGREDIENTS – 10 GAL.
10 lbs Rye Malt
3 lbs Wheat Malt
3 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt – 30L
1 oz Centennial – Boil 60 minutes
1 oz Chinook – Boil 60 minutes
0.5 oz Centennial – Boil 15 minutes
0.5 oz Chinook – Boil 15 minutes
3 oz Wet Cascade – Boil 5minutes
1 pkg S-05

Mash: 66°C, 60 minutes
Add Rice Hull (1:4 ratio) to the mash tun to help filtration of the Rye.

Image of hops plants with a sign noting they are Centennial hops. Centennial are the most popular brewing hop for craft beer. This is also part of a single hop recipe.

CENTENNIAL PALE ALE RECIPE

Alcohol Content: 5.0 ABV
Bitterness: 40 IBU
Hops: Centennial

This is a nice single-hopped pale ale using Centennial hops. Centenniel are the most popular in North America, and provide a unique balance of the aromas of flowers and citrus.

Beer Recipes for Home Brewing - Centennial Ale

INGREDIENTS- 10 GAL

10 lbs 2-Row US
4 lbs Munich Malt
4 lbs Vienna Malt
3 lbs. Caramel/Crystal Malt – 30L
1 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine
3 oz Centennial – Boil 60 minutes
2 oz Centennial – Boil 15 minutes
1 oz Centennial – Whirlpool
2 oz Centennial – Dry Hop 7 days
1 pkg Nottingham

Mash: 66°C, 60 minutes

Beer Recipes for Home Brewing - Brown Ale

INGREDIENTS – 10 GAL.
11.5lbs English Pale Ale Malt
2.3 lbs Simpsons Crystal T50
2.3 lbs Carared
0.15 lbs Roasted Barle
1 oz Chinook – Boil 60 minutes
1 oz Chinook – Boil 30 minutes
2 oz Chinook – Whirlpool
1 pkg S-04

MASH STEPS:
Mash at 66°C, 60 minutes

Image of glass of craft beer. A rye ale that can be brewed at home. This page provides beer recipes and tips for home brewing.

ENGLISH BROWN ALE RECIPE

Alcohol Content: 4.5 ABV
Bitterness: 30 IBU
Hops: Chinook

A sweet brown ale with citrus and pine scents from the Chinook hops combined with light malty and toffee flavouring from the Malt.

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