Extract with Specialty Grains

Homebrew Recipe: Belgian Tripel

ESB: Extra Strong Bitter, or is it just Special

rx on Flickr” href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/46347505@N05/8139105016/” target=”_blank”>Brewing an ESB (Extra Sandy Bitter) with @mcurling. #homebrewExtra strong, there or special, bitter (also known as ESB) style beers are a fun beer to drink and a relatively simple one to make. When you hear an Englishman refer to a beer is a bitter, traditionally this is the style of beer they are referring to. This style of beer has been around a while. It came about probably sometime around the mid-1700s but was likely significantly different from what the style has evolved into. The term ‘bitter’ was used to distinguish the style of beer from that of others beers that were not hopped, not necessarily because the beer was very hoppy, just hoppier than a beer with no hops. However, over the course of the centuries, ESBs have become slightly more bitter than the average ale, probably for no other reason than they have the word ‘bitter’ in their name. Now ESBs are characterized by having a fairly distinct hoppy bitterness that is relatively stronger than their ale contemporaries.

Homebrew Recipe: White House Honey Ale

Homebrew Recipe: White House Honey Porter

Homebrew Recipe: Trashcan Beer

Homebrewers, approved especially new ones, are overrun with various  acronyms and confusing ideas. One of the more mysterious is the Lovibond scale, as well as SRM and EBC equivalents. When we buy grain, it is quantified as being a certain…

Homebrew Recipe: Imperial Stout

Remember the easiest homebrew recipe I published a while back? It turned out okay but not great. Drinkable but not exciting. I was at the homebrew shop not too long ago and saw a can of Mountmellick Brown Ale. Similar story here…

Homebrew Recipe: Coffee Porter

Homebrew Recipe: Dry Stout is What it’s About

Homebrew Recipe: Classic American Pilsner

My homebrewing club  at Kena Shriners has been asked to make a batch of beer for another club, store and was given little direction on what type of homebrew recipe I should use. We did a little reconnaissance work and…

Homebrew Recipe Conversion: Recipe Volume

Please contact us at carl at RealHomebrew dot com. Sorry – I normally have a form here but the monkeys are presently rebuilding it. No doubt you have seen various beers advertising that they are wood aged and others that…