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Beer Brewing Guides

Beginner Brewing: Stove-top Partial-Boil using Malt Extract

Intermediate Brewing: Full-Boil with a wort-chiller using Malt Extract

Intermediate Brewing: Partial-Mash (Mini-Mash)

Advanced Brewing: All-Grain

Advanced Brewing: All-Grain Brew-in-a-Bag (BIAB)

Bottling Guide

Yeast Information

Making a Yeast Starter

Making a Yeast Starter with a Stir-plate

Yeast Pitch Rate Calculator

Water Adjustments (for all-grain brewers)

Ward Labortories Brewer's Water Test

Sample report from Ward Labs (Little Chute, WI)

EZ Water Calculator

Winemaking

Sample Instructions from an Orchard Breezin Kit

Sample Instructions from a Standard Wine Kit


Priming sugar for 5 gallons

Weight Volume
Carbonation
Level
Table
Sugar
Corn
Sugar
Table
Sugar
Corn Sugar
(loose, fluffed)
Corn Sugar
(packed)
Low 1.9oz 2oz 1/4 cup 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp 1/3 cup
Medium-Low 2.9oz 3oz 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp 2/3 cup 1/2 cup
Medium 4.3oz 4.5oz 1/4 cup + 1/3 cup 1 cup 3/4 cup
Medium-High 5.8oz 6oz 3/4 cup 1-1/3 cup 1 cup
High (thick bottles only!) 7.2oz 7.5oz 1 cup 1-2/3 cup 1-1/3 cup


Grain/Extract Conversion Chart

Assuming 75% efficiency

Grain (lbs) Dry Extract (lbs) Liquid Extract (lbs) Grain (lbs) Dry Extract (lbs) Liquid Extract (lbs)
1 0.6 0.73 11 6.6 8.03
2 1.2 1.46 12 7.2 8.76
3 1.8 2.19 13 7.8 9.49
4 2.4 2.92 14 8.4 10.22
5 3.0 3.65 15 9.0 10.95
6 3.6 4.38 16 9.6 11.68
7 4.2 5.11 17 10.2 12.41
8 4.8 5.84 18 10.8 13.14
9 5.4 6.57 19 11.4 13.87
10 6.0 7.30 20 12.0 14.60


Retired RiteBrew Beer Kit Recipes & Instructions

Amarillo HopBurst

American Amber Ale

American Stout

American Wheat

Bavarian Hefeweizen

Belgian Dubbel

Belgian IPA

Belgian Tripel

Belgian White

Blonde Ale

Breakfast Stout

Brown Porter

California Common

Centennial IPA

Chinook IPA

Chocolate Milk Stout

Citra Pale Ale

Coffee Stout

Copper Alt

Cream Ale

Czech Pilsner

Dopplebock

Double IPA Pliny Inspired

Dry Irish Stout

English Mild

ESB

Foreign Extra Stout

Frug Ale

Fruity Wheat

Guinness Draught Clone

Honey Lager

Honey Porter

Honeyweizen

IPA

Irish Red Ale

Kolsch

Light American Lager

Maibock

Milk Stout

Moose Drool Clone

Munich Dunkel

Northern English Brown Ale

Northern German Altbier

Oatmeal Stout

Oktoberfest

Red Ale

Russian Imperial Stout

Rye Ale

Saison

Sam Adams Boston Lager Clone

Schwarzbier

Scottish 60

Scottish 70

Scottish 80

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone

Spotted Cow Clone

Summer Ale

Summer Saison

Traditional Bock

Weizenbock

West Coast Pale Ale

Winter Lager