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Beginner looking for a recipe

Hi, ive brewed a few of the kits that northern brewer offers, but in the true home brewer style, I want to try to create my own recipie…or atleast throw some ingredients together to have something substantial. I was wondering if you guys could give me some help or point me in the right direction?

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What do you want to brew?

You could get a couple of books. Designing Great Beers is one mentioned often. A friend has Brewermaster’s Bible. It list the common ingredients for each style. From there you can put together a recipe.

Remember, more is not necessarily better.

If you have one of the basic brewing books like How To Brew, look at the recipes in there and adjust one with specialty malts and/or different hops to make it your own, or get a book like Designing Great Beers or Brewing Classic Styles to get an idea of what goes into styles you like. Once you have a recipe in mind, you can post it here for feedback. Tasty brew has a free recipe calculator that helps with the calculations without having to invest in a program like beersmith when you are getting started.

http://tastybrew.com/calculators/recipe.html

I’ve made an English brown ale, an IPA and an Irish red…Looking for just a pale ale with added dry hops and/or a red IPA

I’m guessing you are doing extract so I’ll just throw this out there:

Basic Pale ale recipe

6-9 lbs of pale malt extract
1 lb. crystal or munich for steeping
1 oz hops (60 min)
1-1.5 oz hops (20 min)
1-1.5 oz hops (5 min)
1-2 oz dry hops in secondary
US-05 or WY1056

Use whatever hops you like. If you want really basic go Cascade of Falconer’s Flight 7c’s for the hops.

[quote=“Lytnin”]Basic Pale ale recipe

6-9 lbs of pale malt extract
1 lb. crystal or munich for steeping
1 oz hops (60 min)
1-1.5 oz hops (20 min)
1-1.5 oz hops (5 min)
1-2 oz dry hops in secondary
US-05 or WY1056[/quote]That’s a solid basic APA recipe however Munich malt needs to be mashed to convert the starch, caramunich can be steeped though. Here’s a handy chart that shows which malts require mashing:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Malts_Chart

Designing Great Beers:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/desi ... niels.html

Beersmith:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/beer ... tware.html

Easily my two favorite purchases relating to my beer brewing exploits. Haven’t made a kit recipe since.

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