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Walk Through A Brew
Your Own Recipes:
Is It Done?
Importance of Keeping Notes
Walk Through Creating An Original Recipe
and Further Reading
Is Sensible Mole?
The Head Brewer
Dont panic, its easy,
and its great fun drinking a superb ale that you know no one
else in the entire world has ever tasted...
Its important to be aware
that, as a beer drinker, you have already spent years doing the
groundwork in the sense that you know what you like in, for example,
a bitter. Unknowingly, youre already an expert!
There are three main things
to consider when designing a recipe;
pick the right amounts and types of
malt and adjuncts to use - these affect the strength of the beer, and
to some extent the flavour, and the colour (but lets not worry
about the colour of the beer at this early stage - I mean, who cares
what it looks like as long as its brilliantly clear and tastes
great?) Read, by clicking on the links, everything you need to know
at this stage about malt and adjuncts ...
pick an acceptable range and
amounts of hops (beers with two or three or more different types of
hop are almost always more complex and interesting than those using a
single type). These affect the bitterness and flavour and aroma. Some
brewers dont give two hoots about whether their beer has an
aroma, to other brewers its vitally important. Theres no
right or wrong, its entirely up to you. Read everything you
need to know at this stage about hops by clicking here...
pick an acceptable type of yeast to
use. There are very many different types of bitter yeast you can use
and they all claim to bring certain characteristics to the brew. Read
everything you need to know at this stage about yeast by clicking here...