The Best Beers to Brew at Home
Welcome back to our blog page here at Brau Supply! We love to hear about the brewing experiences and new brew ventures that all of our customers are undertaking. When the weather is cold, what better indoor activity can you think of than brewing a delicious batch of your own homebrew? Investing in a home brewing system is such a smart move for anyone who loves beer and wants to know more about the intricate process by which it’s made.
Let’s face it, beer is quite the popular drink all over the world and we don’t see it going “out of style” anytime soon. But as you probably know, not all beers are created equal. If you disagree and you feel that a 24-pack of cans from Sam’s Club is as good as anything, we’re going to assume that you’re not a homebrewer. One thing that all beermakers have in common is that they love good beer and often have a difficult time settling for the watered down light beers that seem to be drunk by the masses. In today’s blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the most exciting brews to make at home. Continue reading below to learn more!
The Triple Lindy
If you’re wanting a brew with incredible flavor and significant depth, consider brewing this unique little lady. To make this beer, you’ll need two kinds of grain as well as cane sugar to ensure that it has a nice, delicate, and sumptuous taste. When brewed correctly, the Lindy should be pale, yet rich and malty with a fairly high alcohol content. Find the recipe for the Triple Lindy here.
The Irish Stout
Considered one of the recipes for the beermakers who really know their stuff, brewing the Irish Stout can be tedious and also takes about one month from start to finish. When planned in advance for St. Patrick’s Day, this makes the holiday come alive in the hearts of the beer lovers with whom you decide to share your delicious brew. Pair this amazing beer with your favorite corned beef dish to get the full effect of its boldness. Click here for the recipe!
The Blackberry Stout
When you love a deep, stout beer with a hint of berry, you can’t go wrong with the Blackberry Stout. With a strong reliance on hops, this beer can be a little tricky in dealing with the fermentation process so make sure that you’re extra cautious when undertaking this particular brew.
The All Grain Beer
If you’re looking for a beer that is complicated to brew but yields a more-than-satisfying result, the All Grain Beer is a wonderful option for you. Any grain beer is extremely challenging to brew, and this one is certainly no walk in the park. The process for this recipe requires infusion, a system of mashing which is not quite as complicated as decoction.
The Dark Brett Saison
If you’re looking for a beer that has depth, full-body, and tastes like a Belgian but looks like a pale ale, you might absolutely love the Dark Brett Saison. With the use of candied figs, star anise, cinnamon, and sweet orange peels, the experimental beer is a delightful success. With all of these ingredients, you can imagine the depth of flavor.
The Smoked Baltic Porter
This delicious porter uses a couple flaked out grains and American 2-Row malt. It was developed around the idea for a traditional malt base like Munich and the necessary smoked Bamberg malt has a way of bringing all of the flavors together for a delightful, smoky flavor.
The Noble Hopped Pilsner
If you’re looking for a beer that has low alpha bitterness but a high aromatic quality, you’ll love the Noble Hopped Pilsner. Using large amounts of hop oil and humulene, you’ll enjoy a mild and spicy flavor. Though there are many kinds of noble hops, this one is particularly lovely.
The German Bock
Making its appearance in the thirteenth century, the bock is a strong, malty beer. When you combine a little bit of pilsner malt in our version of a German Bock, you’ll absolutely love the effect. After you’re done brewing, the color you’re left with should be a dark amber to a brown hue.
The Standard American Lager
If your beer ventures are needing a bit simplified, or you’re serving beer to an audience of folks who have less refined beer tastes, perhaps it’s time to brew up a batch of a good ol’ American Lager. Lagers are the top-selling beer in the country and some of the biggest name brands sell more lagers than anything else put together. If you’re willing to find some middle ground with a lager that’s all your own, you might give this gem a chance.
No matter what you’ve heard about homebrewing, our homebrewers agree that making their own beer has changed the way that they think about the brew. Many people grow a deeper appreciation for craft beers after they’ve spent significant time in endeavors to make their own. There are so many great reasons to brew beer at home but perhaps, one of the most significant reasons is that brewing at home is incredibly rewarding. Making a batch that tastes good and that’s one of a kind leaves you with the feeling of satisfaction that’s unlike any other.
Want to start your own home brewing journey? Check out our brewing inventory at Brau Supply; we’ve got Unibrau systems for the novice and all-in-one brewing systems for the professional, accessories for your brewing ventures, and tutorials to help you get started! Have questions? Contact us today!