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Here are some of my all grain recipes.

All the recipes shown here are well tried and tested, you may have no qualms about using any of them.  They are all 23 litres (5 gallons) and assume a mash effiency of 78%.  The first recipe is the one which is used on my all grain brewing pages.
 
1st Recipe, as brewed on these website pages
 
Pale Malt            3436g
Crystal Malt        358g 
Amber Malt         224g
Wheat Malt         268g
Torrified Wheat  178g
Target Hops       44g, added at the start of boil (42 Bittering units).
Goldings Hops   18g, added at the last 15 minutes of the boil.
Goldings Hops    8g, added at the end of the boil, leave to soak for 30 mins.
Estimated OG     1044
 
My house bitter recipe
 
Pale Malt            3980g
Crystal Malt        266g
Torrified Wheat  178g
Goldings Hops    36 Bittering units, added at start of the boil.
Goldings Hops    20g, added at the last 15 minutes of the boil.
Goldings Hops    8g, added at the end of the boil, soak for 30 mins.
Estimated OG     1044
 
This is a lighter version of the above recipe
 
Pale Malt            3870g
Crystal Malt        170g
Torrified Wheat  170g
Goldings Hops    30 Bittering units, added at start of the boil.
Goldings Hops    16g, added at the last 15 minutes of the boil.
Goldings Hops    6g, added at the end of the boil, soak for 30 mins.
Estimated OG     1042
 
This is a darker coloured bitter due to the higher amount of Crystal Malt used
 
Pale Malt           2764g
Crystal Malt       570g
Flaked Maize     326g 
Brewing Sugar   406g 
Target Hops      12 Bittering units, added at start of the boil.
Fuggles Hops    23 Bittering units, added at start of the boil.
Goldings Hops  18g, added at the last 15 minutes of the boil.
Estimated OG    1042
 
Porter
 
Pale Malt            3820g
Crystal Malt        356g
Chocolate Malt   134g
Roast Barley      134g
Progress Hops   25 Bittering units, added at start of the boil.
Progress Hops   16g, added at the last 15 minutes of the boil.
Estimated OG     1044
 
Pale Ale
 
Pale Malt             4184g
First Gold Hops   34 Bittering units, added at start of boil.
Goldings Hops    20g, added at the last 15 minutes of the boil.
Goldings Hops    8g, added at the end of the boil, soak for 30 mins.
Estimated OG     1042   
 
Lager recipe
 
Lager Malt           2816g
British Caramalt   402g
Flaked Maize       402g
Brewing Sugar     402g
Saaz Hops           20 Bittering units, added at start of the boil.
Estimated OG      1042   
 
To make a Pilsner style Lager, simply replace the Lager Malt with Pilsner Malt and the British Caramalt with Carapils malt.  Use the same amount as shown in the recipe.   
 
 
How to calculate the amount of bittering hops required
 
You will have noticed that apart from the first recipe, I have not stated the amount of hops to be added at the start of the boil, this is because the amount can vary depending on the Alpha Acid content of the hops.  Fortunately there is a simple calculation you can use to determine the amount required, I will show how I calculated the first brew as an example, this calculation assumes a 20% hop utilisation.
 
I intend to make this first brew at 42 bittering units.  The first calculation needed is to multiply the bittering units required by the size of the brew in litres; therefore 42 multiply by 23 = 966.
 
The next calculation needed is to multiply the Alpha Acid content of the hops by 2, fortunately these days the Alpha Acid content on packs of hops is written on the packs.  The Target hops used had a Alpha Acid content of 11%, therefore the calculation required is 11 multiply by 2 = 22.
 
The final calculation is to divide the first calculation by the second calculation, 966 divide by 22 = 43.909, this figure is the amount of hops required and to round it off I used 44 grams of hops in this brew.   
 
There are also many books available with loads of recipes including bitter, mild, stout, lager, etc.  Also check out the forums on the links page.  There is a good chance you will find a recipe which suits your taste there, if not don't be afraid to sign up and request one, you could also submit your recipes at the same time.
 
 
 
 
 

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All the information given on this website is from my own personal experiences and are well tried and tested.  However, if you try something you have seen here and it does not work out, I accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or injury that may occur.