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Home Beermaking
Beer Types

There are countless numbers of breweries all over the world, producing different types and styles of beers to suit varied palates.

The main categories for home beer making are:

 

BITTER

A well hopped beer with a fairly strong alcoholic content. The beer can vary in colour but should have a residual bitterness.

MILD

A brown ale that has a lop hop content and is light to medium bodied, having a moderate alcohol content.

LAGER

A light bodied and light coloured drink with a delicate hop flavour. A lager yeast should be used to get a true lager flavour .

PALE ALE

Sometimes called Light Ale, a bitter beer that is clean and light on the palate and not too hoppy in flavour.
IPA is slightly more malty and also has extra hops added.

STOUT

A dark drink with full flavour and characteristic bitterness underlying the flavour. The head should be creamy and close-knit.

SCOTTISH ALE

A beer with a maltier taste and darker colour than standard beers.

BARLEY WINE

This is a heavy sweet beer with a high alcohol content. Barley wine is full flavoured and has an average starting gravity of 1.080.