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American IPA Homebrew Additions

American IPA is a mixed bag when it comes to adding things beyond hops- there are some additions¬†that work pretty well, and some that don’t work very well at all. Fruit additions Fruit seems to be the strongest categories of additions. Additions like cherry, orange peel, and lemon peel would pair well with the citrus […]

Sweet Stout Homebrew Additions

Sweet Stout is a mixed bag- there are some things that work really well, and some that don’t work at all. You have both the sweet and the roast to contend with, so additions have to work with both Bourbon and whiskey would work very well with a Sweet Stout. This is almost a no-brainer […]

Homebrew additions: Belgian Tripel

Belgian Tripel is a flexible style, with a lot of possible additions, but some really bad combinations. A Belgian Tripel is a good base style for a boozy ingredient. Ingredients like bourbon and whiskey would blend well. Fruit flavors are a good match for a Belgian Tripel. Berry flavors including blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, and strawberry […]

Homebrew additions: American Stout

An American stout is a relatively good base style to add additions to, with quite a range of possibilities. The hop forward character of the American stout makes it somewhat more challenging, and less of a blank canvas, but there are still some very good options. Spices consistently rank high, including seeds of paradise, chai […]

Homebrew additions: British Brown Ale

A British Brown Ale is fairly versatile, and can be paired with a broad range of ingredients. It’s a subtle beer that allows some ingredients to blend in, and find the right balance between the base style and the addition. The highest rated additions tend to be more savory than sweet or sour. Nuts like¬†peanut […]

Homebrew additions: Saison

Saisons are one of the most versatile beers, and lend themselves to a wide variety of additions. If your yeast leans to the pepper & spice, you can go with spice-based additions. If your yeast brings more banana or other estery flavors and aromas, you can easily add fruit. Many recipes call for a small […]