How to use these recipes

Each recipe gives

  • a grain bill as percentages
  • original gravity
  • amount of grain needed per litre of beer, two different amounts are given based on two different mash efficiencies - more below
  • suggestions for bitterness, hop variety and yeast

Mash extraction is expressed as LDK, litres degrees kilograms. 200 LDK means 1 kilogram of malt would give a gravity of 200 in one litre. More realistically it would mean 4 litres at 1050, or 5 litres at 1040. It equates to a mash efficiency of 65%. This is at the low end of the scale. Work with this figure for brew-in-a-bag, or small set-ups. For larger and more sophisticated set-ups, eg 3 vessel systems, Grainfather etc work at 240 LDK which is 77% efficiency.

240 and 200 are both quite conservative LDK estimates. Real world figures are more like 250 and 210. You can calculate your own LDK numbers and use them to calculate how much grain you need.

For more information about measuring and using LDK.

These recipes are sold by 100 grams amounts with a minimum buy amount of 1.5 kg.



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American Amber Ale (per 100 grams)

Choice of either Barrett Burston (Aus) ale malt, or Thomas Fawcett's (UK) Golden Promise ale malt.Am..

$0.40

American Pale Ale (per 100 grams)

Choice of either Barrett Burston (Aus) ale malt, or Thomas Fawcett's (UK) Golden Promise ale malt.Me..

$0.38

Bohemian Pilsner 1 (per 100 grams)

Choice of either Barrett Burston (Aus) pale malt, or Weyermann (Ger) Pilsner maltAcid malt 1%Carapil..

$0.38

Bohemian Pilsner 2 (per 100 grams)

Acid malt 1%Melanoidin malt 2%Weyermann Floor Malted Bohemian Pilsner malt 97%Original gravity 1046 ..

$0.50

Dusseldorf Alt (per 100 grams)

Carafa Special III 2%Weyermann Pilsner malt 49%Weyermann Munich malt 49%Original gravity 1050At 240 ..

$0.47

ESB 1 (per 100 grams)

Chocolate malt 1%Amber malt 3%Dark Crystal 6%Maris Otter 90%Original gravity 1058, finishing gravity..

$0.50

Golden Ale (per 100 grams)

Choice of either Australian Barrett Burston, or German Weyermann Pilsner base maltsCaraHell 3%CaraRe..

$0.38

NSW Old (per 100 grams)

Choice of either Barrett Burston (Aus) ale malt, or Thomas Fawcett's (UK) Maris Otter ale malt.Roast..

$0.38

Retro Aussie Bitter (per 100 grams)

Pale Crystal 4%Barrett Burston pale malt 48%Barrett Burston ale malt 48%Original gravity 1046At 240 ..

$0.38

Russian Imperial Stout (per 100 grams)

Historically, there was no such style as Russian Imperial Stout. In a sense it is a made up style. I..

$0.42

Vienna Lager (per 100 grams)

CaraAroma 2%Weyermann Vienna malt 98% Original gravity 1050At 240 LDK (77% mash efficiency) 210 gram..

$0.47