Tweak a Recipe and Make it Your Own (Part 2)

Are you ready for new ways to tweak your favorite homebrew recipe?

Once you’ve tested the affects of playing with your mash and fermentation temperatures, try a few more ways to play with an old favorite and find your own signature homebrew recipe.

Get high quality brew kettles at Castle Rock Homebrew Supply

Get high quality brew kettles at Castle Rock Homebrew Supply

Adjusting the boil duration to find new flavors in your homebrew

If you are going for rich ale, try a longer boil. You will notice the difference immediately as your beer takes on a rich malty flavor. A longer boil will also change the color of your beer. If your beer is lacking flavor, you may want to turn up the heat a bit to increase the kettle caramelization, giving your beer a more toasty flavor.

Playing with the hopping technique for subtle differences in your homebrew

If you're stuck on dry hopping, branch out at see how a new hopping technique affects the flavors of your homebrew.

If you’re stuck on dry hopping, branch out at see how a new hopping technique affects the flavors of your homebrew.

The same hop can be used in a million different ways, and every time you’ll notice subtle differences to your homebrew. If you’re looking to create your own personal and unique IPA try a different hopping technique. Don’t always go for dry hopping, branch out a little and see how it changes the bitterness, aroma and flavors of your beer. Try your luck with hop bursting(adding lots of late additions). And be sure to write down your changes so that you can re-create your new creations.

Castle Rock Homebrew has a library of homebrew recipes for tweaking

If you’re looking for recipes to tweak, or to brew exactly as they are written, then take a look through our extensive recipe library, and go to our store to find the ingredients you need. We carry Colorado’s largest selection of fresh grains, hops and yeast strains to give your homebrew the best chance for success. We also have the best homebrew equipment available at great prices. All you need to do is add your imagination to any of our tried and true recipes. And as always, we’d love to hear about your adventures in brewing, so while you’re tweaking our recipes, let us know what you learn along the way. See you at Castle Rock Homebrew Supply.

 

 

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