Brewed to include the addition of key lime puree, this Kölsch uses a semi-traditional Kölsch grist bill along with a big helping of honey. Fermented with Kölsch yeast and finishing dry, this is a very fun one. Feel free to omit the fruit or substitute another fruit for key lime, as Oakshire has done on occasion.
Dextrose is used as the catalyst for the dryness of such a big beer while letting the malt balance out the huge hop load. Oakshire likes using the Incognito® hop oil (both of these varieties are available in smaller homebrew quantities) to get the resinous character while maintaining the mouthfeel for this triple IPA.
Sugar, generally from malted barley, is necessary to feed the yeast that produce ethanol in beer. But sugar can also be an ingredient that doesn’t have to come from malt, and it’s not just used to create macro-style lagers. Let’s take a closer look at some of the more popular brewing sugars, the characteristics they impart on beer, styles they may best suit, and advice on how to best use them in your brewing.
From Germany and the Czech Republic, to the Baltics and North America, dark lager styles are seeing growing popularity among craft brewers and homebrewers alike. The styles are all different, but also share commonalities in how they are created. Get tips for brewing your own crisp dark lager this winter.
Doppelbock is one of our favorite brews to make each year. Ferment low and slow to ensure a very smooth and malt-forward beer that can withstand the high alcohol.
Tmavé pivo is the overlying style of Czech dark lager. We use an extensive malt bill to add depth to the final beer while eliminating as much of the roast character as possible. Supremely drinkable and one of our favorites to make!
A mix between Vienna and dunkel lagers, we incorporate polenta (coarse ground cornmeal) to build a crisp body, while using Mexican coffee honey for a touch of sweetness and flavor, while helping the body dry out during fermentation.
From session to imperial strength beers, the alcohol content plays a significant role in a beer’s character. But creating balanced beers at different strengths cannot always be accomplished by simply scaling ingredients up or down. Get a better understanding of the intricacies of brewing beers at different strengths.
American Imperial Stout (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.130 FG = 1.040IBU = 60 SRM = 86 ABV = 12% Our imperial oatmeal stout takes big and bold to the next level. This
American Oatmeal Stout (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.068 FG = 1.014IBU = 60–65 SRM = 35 ABV = 7% For the regular strength stout recipe we’ve combined a classic oatmeal stout recipe