DAB

A fine example of a Dortmunder export lager

23 litres/6 US gallons

8 lbs / 3.6 kg Pilsner malt
3 lbs / 1.35 kg Munich malt

1 tsp Irish moss – 15 mins

50 g Northern Brewer @ 8.5% aa – 90 mins

Saflager W-34/70 or Wyeast 2124 Bohemian lager

Mash @ 151F – 60 mins

Ferment @ 10-15C then lager at 10C for two months.

OG = 1.048
FG = 1.011
ABV = 5.0%
IBU = 30
SRM = 5

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Hook Norton Hooky

Hook Norton Hooky is a tasty golden session bitter.

23 litres/6 US gallons

5 lbs 10 oz / 2.55 kg British pale malt
0.75 lbs / 340 g flaked maize
10 oz / 270 g white sugar
7 oz / 200 g Crystal 60L
1 oz / 28 g black malt

1 tsp Irish moss – 15 mins

24 g Challenger @ 7.5% aa – 90 mins
7 g Fuggles @ 5.5% aa – 10 mins

Windsor ale yeast

Mash @ 151F – 90 mins

OG = 1.035
FG = 1.007
ABV = 3.6%
IBU = 22
SRM = 14

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Leffe Blonde

Ok, so we’ve been jumping around from one Leffe Blonde clone recipe to another. But eventually we settled on one and this is it. For now.

10 lbs / 4.5 kg German pilsner malt
1 lb / 450 g light Munich malt
5 oz / 140 g biscuit malt
3 oz / 85 g melanoidin malt

1 lb cane sugar – 15 mins

1.25 oz Styrian Goldings @ 6.5% – 90 mins
0.75 oz Styrian Goldings @6.5% – 15 mins

Wyeast 1762 – Belgian Abbey II

OG = 1.067
FG = 1.016
ABV = 6.5%
IBU = 33
SRM = 5

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1992 Maclay’s Scotch Ale

23 litres/6 US gallons

11 lbs / 5 kg British pale malt
0.75 lbs / 340 g Crystal 60L

1 tsp Irish moss – 15 mins

21 g Fuggles @ 5.5% aa – 90 mins
21 g Fuggles @ 5.5% aa – 60 mins
21 g EKG @5.0% aa – 30 mins

Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale

Mash @ 151F – 90 mins

OG = 1.050
FG = 1.016
ABV = 4.5%
IBU = 28
SRM = 8

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Trois Pistoles

Trois Pistoles is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale style beer brewed by Unibroue in Chambly, Quebec.

23 litres/6 US gallons

12.25 lbs / 5.55 kg Belgian Pilsner malt
9 oz / 255 g Crystal 60L
9 oz / 255 g Cara-Munich
4 oz / 113 g biscuit malt
1.5 oz / 42 g chocolate malt
1 lb / 454 g dark candi sugar
1 lb / 454 g Lyle’s Golden Syrup

35 g Styrian Goldings @ 5.4% aa – 60 mins
14 g Styrian Goldings @ 5.4% aa – 10 mins
1/8 tsp anise – 1o mins
1/4 oz bitter orange peel – 10 mins

7 g Saaz – 2 mins

Wyeast 1388 Belgian Strong Ale or Wyeast 3864 Canadian/Belgian

Mash @ 149F – 90 mins

OG = 1.086
FG = 1.014
ABV = 9.0%
IBU = 25
SRM = 28

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La Fin du Monde


This Canadian beer from Unibroue is basically a Belgian tripel. It’s a strong beer at 9% abv, and is yeasty, estery and absolutely delicious. La Fin du Monde has earned more medals and awards, including some of the world’s highest honors, than any other Canadian beer.

5 US gallons / 19 litres

10 lbs / 4.5 kg Pilsner malt
2 lbs / 908 g malted wheat
1 lb / 454 g caravienne
1 lb / 454 g crystal 20L
8 oz / 227 g Belgian candi syrup

1.25 oz Styrian Goldings @ 5.3% aa – 60 mins
0.75 oz Styrian Goldings @ 5.3% aa – 15 mins

Wyeast Canadian/Belgian 3864

Mash at 152F – 90 mins

OG = 1.087
FG = 1.020
ABV = 8.7%
IBU = 23
SRM = 7

 

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Leffe Blonde

The Leffe monastery was founded in 1152, and the monks started brewing beer in 1240, so there’s a long history here of good beer. Leffe Blonde is probably our most favourite beer, yet we’ve never been even remotely successful at cloning it.

This beer is a beautiful gold colour, with a dense white head. It has a spicy aroma and a smooth, full-flavoured taste with a slight touch of honey at the end. While the malt and hops are nicely balanced, it’s the loads of fruity esters that I love, and that comes from the yeast. Most recipes for this beer call for Wyeast 1762, while a few call for Wyeast 1214 or others. We’re going to try 1762 first and if that’s not successful we’ll move on to others in subsequent trials.

Shepody Brewery will be attempting another clone of this fine beer very soon, so you’re likely to see us putting up a few different versions for the sake of comparison.

5 US gallons / 19 litres

11.75 lbs / 5.32 kg Pilsner malt
4 oz / 113 g biscuit malt
4 oz / 113 g aromatic malt
4 oz / 113 g Munich malt
2 oz / 57 g honey malt
8 oz / 227 g Belgian candi syrup

1.5 oz / 42 g Styrian Goldings @ 4.6% aa – 60 mins
0.5 oz / 14 g Styrian Goldings @ 4.6% aa – 10 mins

1 tsp Irish moss – 10 mins

Wyeast 1762 Belgian Abbey Ale II

Mash at 152F – 90 mins

OG = 1.065
FG = 1.016
ABV = 6.3%
IBU = 25
SRM = 5

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Morland Old Speckled Hen

Full malt, a good dose of hops – a fine example of British bitter.

6 US gallons / 23 litres

8.3 lbs / 3.78 kg British pale malt
1.25 lbs / 570 g granulated white sugar
13 oz / 370 g Crystal 75L
1 oz / 28 g black malt

39 g Challenger – 90 mins
13 g EKG – 10 mins

1 tsp Irish moss – 10 mins

Windsor ale yeast

Mash at 151F – 90 mins

OG = 1.050
FG = 1.008
ABV = 5.6%
IBU = 32
SRM = 18

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Gale’s Festival Mild

A strong, dark mild ale. Sweet and fruity aroma.

6 US gallons / 23 litres

4.5 kg / 10 lbs British pale malt
10 oz / 280 g black malt
9.5 oz / 270 g granulated white sugar
5.6 oz / 160 g 60L crystal malt
2.8 oz / 80 g torrified wheat

47 g Fuggles – 90 mins
16 g Fuggles – 10 mins

Safale S-04

OG = 1.054
FG = 1.013
ABV = 5.5%
IBU = 24
SRM = 71

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Tetley’s Mild

A proper drinking beer, as opposed to a staring at and sipping beer. Very quaffable!

23 litres/6 US gallons

7.3 lbs / 3.23 kg Maris Otter
1.1 lbs / 500g flaked barley
1.2 lbs / 560g liquid invert No.2

1 tsp Irish moss – 15 mins

Nottingham yeast

19 g Fuggles @ 5.5% aa – 90 mins
7 g Fuggles @ 5.5% aa – 30 mins

Mash @ 147F – 60 mins

OG = 1.032
FG = 1.004
ABV = 3.7%
IBU = 22
SRM = 38

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