Homebrew Recipes

Bock This! helles bock homebrew recipe

This is another favorite homebrew recipe of mine – a good helles bock.. This is great beer for fall evenings after a day of hard work. Helles bock

Helles means pale, and unlike traditional bock, this bock takes more of its flavor profile from pale malt instead of Vienna or Munich malt.

Simple Helles

German Helles is a simple, but very difficult style to make. If you don’t have a way to keep your fermentation temperatures in the low 50’s, your beer will simply not taste good. Too hot, and you will get medicine and plastic phenols. To cold, and the beer will not ferment out completely.

Christmas ale

Christmas ales are a tradition in many parts of Europe and this Christmas ale is based on an English bitter. It is a fairly easy homebrew recipe, although it does take a little bit of experience. It is a spicy, fruity moderate strength English Style Christmas Ale.

Session Beer (standard bitter)

This is a fine session beer to make for summer. It is low in alcohol at 3.4% ABV, but has plenty of malt taste and a nice hint of English hops.

Chocolate porter recipe – all grain version

This is the all-grain version of my award winning chocolate porter recipe. This is not a difficult recipe for anyone doing all-grain brewing, but it does take some care when choosing the proper chocolate.

Schwarzbier (Black Beer)

I love making beers that are hard to get in Las Vegas. This Schwarzbier recipe (Black Beer), falls into category 4C of the BJCP.

Gordon Biersch Dunkles clone

This is a clone of less well known Gordon Biersch Dunkles. I have made this as close to the original as I could, but most homebrewers aren’t going to do all the required decoction steps; even if they have the equipment. Some things are much easier on a larger scale.

Gordon Biersch Dunkles clone - extract version

This is a clone of less well known Gordon Biersch Dunkles. This extract version is for those of you who don’t have the equipment for an all grain homebrew setup.

Jon’s Vienna lager

I love to make lagers and had a ton of Munich and Vienna malts in the garage. So in good German tradition, I brewed up 5 gallons of Vienna lager. I don’t use an light malts in my versions, preferring the nutty flavor that I get with using just Vienna and Munich malts.

Bitty Pils - German Pilsner Homebrew Recipe

German Pilsener

This lager is similar to Bitburger Pilsner. Bitburger was created in the town of Bitburg in 1883.