All Grain Brewing Recipes – The Best of the Best (2023)

One of the things I've always found challenging is finding tried and true grain brewing recipes.

Sure, you can find all sorts of recipes anywhere... but before I spent the money, time, and energy brewing the beer, I wanted to confirm and be sure the recipe was good and my home brew would turn out to taste good .

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There are a few places where you can find some good whole grain recipes...

Surprisingly, I discovered that one of the best ways to find one was to buy beer kits.

Yup Beer Kits… All Grain of course… Not only do they include all the ingredients, they also include the recipe and instructions.

So if I liked the beer, I would just keep the recipe and the list of ingredients and buy the ingredients myself next time.

Adventures in homebrewingI have found some of the best all grain kits on the market.

The cool thing is that you can read the review of the kits on their website before you order. So you can see what other home brewers think of the brew.

Still, just a little tip for you... I'm fine!

What I wanted to do with this post is to give you a list of some of the grain brewing recipes that I've found make very good beer. Make sure to bookmark this page and come back often for mine to see the latest preparation.

Robb's favorite homebrew recipes

To start off, I previously wrote a post that included my top 5 favorite home brewing recipes.

These are beers that I have been brewing for years and are very fond of. I have brewed them at home... and of course I have shared them with many friends and family over the years who have also enjoyed them...

I also brewed them at my microbrewery and they continue to be a hit there even though I no longer own a stake in the brewery. If you search hard enough, you can even find reviews for them on untapped.

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So if you want to check them out, here is the link to that post:

Recipes for home brewing– Here are my top 5

How this list is structured

ok let's start this new list...again these are tried and true home brews too...if you like the beer style i'm sure you'll like the brew...

I will break this list into beer styles and list them alphabetically by style as I build this list. They will all be some form of ale... so ale is not listed as a style. If you like an APA or Pale Ale they will list them alphabetically as such.

Some of you may be wondering why I only list Ale's...the answer is simple...because it's the type of beer I brew. I don't do camps as they take too much time and require more specialized equipment and processes etc.

If you like a lager, I recommend brewing a Kölsch or even a Blonde Ale from the list below. They are very similar to a lager...

Ingredients for these beers

I will add a link to some of the vendors I recommend for ingredients.

If you're not a fan of homebrew suppliers and want to do ol' Big Robb a me a favor and order your ingredients from these companies...

At no cost to you, they charge me a referral fee for sending you to themPintBrew at my local pub! J

Cheers for that!

Here I list my favorite providers:

Accessories for online home brewing

A quick word on yeast

As you'll see in the recipes below, I'm a big fan of dry yeast...this is Make Beer Easy, after all.

And I especially like US-05 for American style beers and US-04 and Danstar Nottingham Ale Yeast for European style beers.

Be sure to mix and match and use whatever yeast you want to try. It will surprise you how the yeast changes the taste of the beer. So have fun with it. If you want to try a liquid yeast on the spot or another dry yeast, do it and be sure to share what you've tried and how it turned out in the comments section.

Blonde Ales

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Blonde ales are among the most popular homebrews. Sometimes called golden ales, they are very easy to drink beers. Typically these beers are very balanced and light with no overdone malt or hop characteristics.

They are known and loved for their simplicity. You can also flavor these beers very well. Typically, fruit, spices, or honey may be added for flavor.

These beers are ideal for enjoying on hot summer days.

#1 – Train Wreck Irish Blonde Ale

The first is the Train Wreck Irish Blonde Ale. This is a very easy recipe that makes for a very refreshing drink. Great for the hot and sunny days.


  • Batch size 5 gallons
  • Based on 73% brewhouse efficiency
  • Mash is 60 minutes at 151 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cooking is 60 minutes
  • Original Gravity - 1.051
  • Endgravitation – 1.012
  • Alcohol content – ​​5.1%


  • 8lb double row
  • 1 pound dextrin
  • 1 pound torrified wheat


  • 1 oz Hallerteau (60 min)


  • 1 packet of Fermentis Safale S-04

#2- A little bit of this, a little bit of that blonde ale

Another refreshing and light homebrew. Very easy to make and inexpensive too. With so few ingredients, it will surprise you how complex and delicious this concoction is for a blonde.


  • The batch size is 5 gallons
  • Efficiency is 73% (brewhouse)
  • Blend at 150 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 minutes
  • Cook for 60 minutes
  • Original Gravity - 1,050
  • Endgravitation – 1.009
  • Alcohol content – ​​5.5%


  • 9lbs double row
  • 1 pound dextrin


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  • 1 ounce Willamette (60 minutes)


  • 1 packet of Fermentis Safale S-05

#3 – Great Memories Mosaic Blonde Ale

If you love Mosaic hops and a nice refreshing passion fruit flavor you will really love this beer.

It's one of my favorites when the weather is hot. This recipe has the right amount of mosaic hops that add just the right amount of flavor. It's not quite an APA, but consistent with this style of beer.


  • The batch size is 5 gallons
  • Efficiency is 70% (brewhouse)
  • Blend at 150 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 minutes
  • Cook for 60 minutes
  • Original Gravity – 1.049
  • Endgravitation – 1.010
  • Alcohol content – ​​5.2%


  • 9lb double row
  • 9oz Dextrin
  • 7oz Caramunich II
  • 6 ounces wheat flakes
  • 6 ounces flakedOats


  • 0.5 oz Mosaic (60 Minutes)
  • 1 ounce Mosaic (10 minutes)
  • 1 ounce Mosaic (Dry Hops - 3 Days)


  • 1 packet of Fermentis Safale S-05

IPAs (Indian Pale Ales)

#1 – Cousin Jimmy – American Pale Ale

Oh, and this bad boy is my favorite IPA of all time, world famous cousin Jimmy! A big hit at the brew pub I owned.

It's basically an easy to drink IPA, not overly bitter or hoppy, just right!

I always describe it as IPA used to be before the hop craze took over.


  • Brewing Method: All Grain
  • Cooking time: 60 mins
  • Batch size: 5.25 gallons (fermenter volume)
  • Cook Size: 6.25 gallons
  • Boil Gravity: 1.051
  • Efficiency: 75% (brewhouse)

The statistics:

  • Original Gravity: 1.061
  • Endgravitation: 1.010
  • ABV (Standard): 6,66 %
  • MUTTER(Tinseth): 74,39
  • SRM(more): 7.87


  • 10 lb – Hell 2-reihig (83,3 %)
  • 1 lb – Carapils (Dextrinmalz) (8,3 %)
  • 1 lb – Caramel / Kristall 40L (8.3%)


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  • 1 oz - Columbus, Type: Pellet, AA: 15, Usage: Cook 60 min, IBU: 53.7
  • 1 oz - Columbus, Type: Pellet, AA: 15, Usage: Cook 5 min, IBU: 10.7
  • 2 oz - Cascade, Type: Pellet, AA: 7, Usage: Cook 5 mins, IBU: 9.99

Mash Guidelines:

  • Temperature, Temperature: 150 F


  • Fermentation/Safety - American Ale Yeast US-05
  • Optimal Temperature: 54 – 77 F

Hello Ales

#1 – BlingDing Pale Ale

This is a traditional English Pale Ale. Nicely balanced, not too bitter, not too hoppy and not too malty, just right!

Check out my brew video of this brew:


    • The batch size is 5 gallons
    • Efficiency is 68% (brewhouse)
    • Blend at 149 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 minutes
  • Cook for 70 minutes
  • Original Gravity - 1.043
  • Endgravitation – 1.009
  • Alcohol content – ​​4.43%


  • 6 pounds double row
  • 4 pounds Marris Otter
  • 3.33oz Crystal 60L


  • 1 ounce Challenger (60 minutes)
  • 23 grams East Kent Goldings (0 minutes)
  • 16 grams Willamette (0 minutes)


  • 1 packet of Danstar Nottingham yeast

Check back often

Be sure to check back often for more All Grain Brewing recipes as I will be adding more regularly. At least 1-2 recipes per week are planned. We'll see how I get on with it!

And if you have any recipes you'd like to share or comment on, etc...drop them in the comments section below.

Cheers and Big Robb is out for now!

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