When you start with all grain brewing you need a good recipe, there a literally hundreds of all grain brewing recipes that you can choose from. It is important that you choose the right one because you do want your first all grain brew to be delicious. The best thing you can do is ask a experienced brewer, your own home brew supplier for instance. But when you need one right now, we can give you one recipe in particular that is really excellent!
This is one of the best all grain brewing recipes by far. I found it on the Brewery Lane website a few years back and it is still my favorite. You will need:
- 1/2 oz Goldings Hop cones (flavoring)
- 1/4 oz Goldings Hop Pellets (finishing)
- 3/4 oz of Goldings Hop Pellets (bittering)
- 5 lbs of 2-row Canadian malted barley
- 1 tsp of Burton Salts
- 1 cup of crystal malt
- 3/4 lbs of sugar
- 2 packets of dry ale yeast
Always use good and proper cleaned all grain home brewing equipment. All that is further more needed in the producing of this all grain beer recipe is by using a step mash, and after that sparge and also add the Burton salts to the wort. This blend must be taken to a boil after which the bittering hops have to be included. This mixture ought to be boiled for approximately one hour, and then the flavoring hops, then boil for an additional ten minutes approximately. To finish off merely add the sugar, boil for around five more minutes, switch off the heat, and force cool by using a plate wort chiller. Next the yeast needs to be re-hydrated and also put into the aerated wort. Ferment as normal. Spg. 1.040. So, here you’ve got one really good all grain brewing recipe, that you can try out. And I guarantee it will be one of the best you have tasted.
When you get some more experience you can even make your own recipes, you just need to keep in mind that there are some basic ingredients you will always need to use. To get some ideas you can look at some other all grain brewing recipes online. There are many folks that look on the poplar brewing forums and some of my all time favorites are found there. So give it a try and have fun brewing.