Recipe Section

As time goes by, I want to add both general guidlines and specifics for making many styles of beer. These recipes and guidlines are based on my repetitive experience and my own tastes. I would not post it if it didn't come out tasting great!
Not to be out of step because there is more to add to the other sections, but I know that homebrewers with experience want good recipe recommendations. So I will begin adding them here and try to add them frequently so check back every once in a while.

Please note that I do 5 gallon all grain batches, and have not done much with extracts or partial mashes in a long time. The yield that I obtain averages around 5.5 gallons into the carboy, sometimes more sometimes less. The recipes here reflect what I do. I know most believe that single infusion is the way to go and maybe batch sparging is easier. I have found though, that step mashing even high quality malts contributes to the final product, as does not disturbing the grain bed and using a fly sparge. Also I siphon the chilled wort into the carboy, aerating and leaving the trub behind. All the things I do seem to allow the beer to be ready to drink pretty much when the beer is done fermenting. The only way you can find out if I am right is by doing what I do yourself.

There will always be new recipes on my blog, as I make them on brew day!

I have added the equations for converting grains to LME or DME for those who would like to do so. Crystal malt would be needed for Maris Otter based recipes, but I will leave that up to the brewers to figure out.



More or less basic guidline recipes that I use are linked below. Will be adding more....
More specific recipes are below
Below is a quick Beer Style Table for reference
Style

American Pale Ale
English Bitter
Special Bitter
Extra Special Bitter
Robust Porter
Continental Stout
India Pale Ale (IPA)
Imperial Stout
Barleywine
American Lager(s)
Classic Pilsner
Oktoberfest
Dunkelweizen
German Bock
Doppelbock
Eisbock

Original Gravity

1.044-56
1.035-38
1.038-42
1.042-46
1.044-60
1.046-75
1.060-76
1.075-95
1.085-1.120
1.024-50
1.044-56
1.052-64
1.050-56
1.064-74
1.075-85
1.090-1.120
Final Gravity

1.008-12
1.008-9
1.009-10
1.010-12
1.009-12
1.011-18
1.010-16
1.016-28
1.024-32
1.008-12
1.010-14
1.011-13
1.010-14
1.016-22
1.020-28
1.025-35
ABV (%)

4.8%-5.8%
3.5%-4%
3.5%-4.5%
4.5%-6.5%
5%-6.5%
5%-7.5%
6.5%-8%
7%-9%
8%-12%
2.5%-5%
4%-5.5%
5.4%-6.8%
5%-5.5%
6%-7.5%
7%-8.5%
8.5%-14%