Successful Brews

This is a list of successfully brewed ( and happily consumed ) beers.

Belgian Wit ( All Grain )

This all grain Belgian Wit was the first wheat beer I brewed.

I milled the grains in a home flour mill and got good efficiency.
The beer turned out very well. 

Tasting notes - 

The coriander and orange peel gave it a refreshing aroma.

I used the brew in a bag method - 

Irish Stout 

This was an attempt to brew an Irish Stout. I tried to clone Guinness.

The Irish stout required roasted barley. So I roasted the barley at home until it was almost burnt.

OG  - 1.049

FG   - 1.018
IBU  - 10 ( should have been 35 - 30 )

Tasting notes - 

The beer tasted slightly sour as it should. But there were a lot of bad flavors.
I guess from mashing the roasted barley. I should have steeped the grain.
Also Did not get the right IBUs.

American Pale Ale ( Cascade )

This was an attempt to create an IPA with american hops.
Recipe -
Brew Method: Extract

Brew Method: Extract
Fermentis / Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04

This was an all-extract recipe.

Style Name: American Pale Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 7 liters (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 9 liters
Boil Gravity: 1.043

Original Gravity: 1.056
Final Gravity: 1.022
IBU              : 37.61

1.1 kg - Dry Malt Extract - Light (100%)

3.5 g - Columbus, Type: Pellet, AA: 16.3, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 22.06
6 g    - Cascade,   Type: Pellet, AA: 6.7,  Use: Boil for 30 min, IBU: 11.94
7 g    - Cascade,   Type: Pellet, AA: 6.7,  Use: Boil for 5 min,  IBU: 3.61

Tasting Notes -

The beer turned out pleasantly bitter. It had a good citrus aroma from the late addition of cascade hops.
This was one of the best beer I have brewed.

Belgian Dubbel

This beer requires Belgian Candi Sugar.

Since we do not get Candi sugar in India, I made it at home.

Brew Method: Extract

Style Name: Belgian Dubbel
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 7 liters (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 9 liters
Boil Gravity: 1.048


Original Gravity: 1.065
Final Gravity: 1.022
IBU (tinseth): 18.25


1.1 kg - Dry Malt Extract - Light (88%)
0.2 kg - Belgian Candi Sugar - Dark (12%)


3 g - Columbus, Type: Pellet, AA: 16.5, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 18.25


Fermentis / Safale - Safbrew - Specialty Ale Yeast T-58

Tasting Notes -

The beer tasted nice. But it was just another ale. Nothing special.


German wheat beer. Very lightly hopped and very refreshing beer.

Good part about the Wheat beers is that they are completely fermented in 10 days.
They can be drunk 1 week after bottling.

Title: First hefe

Brew Method: BIAB

Style Name: Weizen/Weissbier
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 6.0 liters (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 10 liters
Boil Gravity: 1.031
Efficiency: 60% (brew house)


Original Gravity: 1.044
Final Gravity   : 1.010
ABV (standard)  : 4.73%
IBU (rager)     : 12.48


1.1 kg - American - Pale 2-Row (50%)
1.1 kg - American - Wheat (50%)


6.6 g - Domestic Hallertau, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.6, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 12.48


Fermentis / Safale - Safbrew - Wheat Beer Yeast WB-06

Tasting Notes -

The yeast gave the beer a very good taste.
The taste improved after bottle conditioning for 3 weeks.


This Witbier was made with 50% Raw wheat and 50% Barley malt.

Batch Size: 2.11 galStyle: Witbier (16A)
Boil Size: 1.89 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 4.8 SRMEquipment: Pot ( 8 L) - BIAB sapan
Bitterness: 11.4 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.053 (13.0° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.013 SG (3.4° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.2%Taste Rating: 30.0

3 lbs 4.9 ozPale Malt (6 Row) US (2.0 SRM)Grain1
3 lbs 4.9 ozWheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM)Grain2
7.1 ozOats, Flaked (1.0 SRM)Grain3
0.4 ozHallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.3%] - Boil 60 minHops4
0.20 ozCoriander Seed (Boil 5 min)Misc5
0.70 ozOrange Peel, Sweet (Boil 5 min)Misc6
0 pkgsSafBrew Specialty Ale (DCL/Fermentis #T-58)Yeast7

Tasting Notes - 

The beer has a really good aroma, almost like liquid bread. This is due to the large quantity of raw wheat added tot he mash.
The color is very light yellow, the beer is hazy due to the protein from the wheat.
Great to drink on a summer afternoon.


  1. APA was epic.. do let me know when u brew APA next time !

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  3. what are flaked wheat and how to make them or procure them


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