Homebrew shops from across the United States offer up 17 sure-fire, tried-and-true recipes for you to brew at home. Recipes for great beers, including stouts, porters and IPAs --- plus a few unique beers --- can be found in this big collection of extract beers.
Not enough pale in your ale? Too much dunkel in your weizen? Well, lighten up! Here's help for extract brewers who'd like their beer to turn a whiter shade of pale.
With a calculator and a little knowledge, you can convert any all-grain recipe to an all-extract version. Here's how.
Use specialty grains to improve your malt extract brew.
Beer is made from four ingredients: barley, hops, water, and yeast. Oh, yes, and some goopy stuff that looks like molasses and comes in a can. Or powdery stuff that looks like Ovaltine and, frankly, tastes a lot better.
"Malty." Now just what could that mean? Beer tasters use the term all the time, but isn't it a redundant term, like saying beer tastes beery? Barley malt provides the fuel for the yeast, but it also provides the heart of beer flavor. Weren't you amazed at how great malt extract tasted when you first dipped your finger into it?