For anyone who is interested in brewing an all grain homebrew batch of Pliny the Elder, I have posted the recipe that I brew. It is a great recipe and tribute to one of the most famous and hard to get Double IPA’s out there. In fact it is so hop packed that this home brewing recipe even calls for a hop addition to the mash!
Beer drinkers and home brewers rejoice! I am happy to announce that I have updated my homebrewing beer recipe archive and will be adding additional recipes shortly including my Pliny the Elder All Grain Beer Recipe and my Squanto Pilsner Homebrew Recipe. So please check back often and let me know if you have any suggestions!
A couple of folks had asked for my Grapefruit Sculpin IPA beer recipe, so I figured I would post it! If you brew it, please let me know how it turns out and if you have any suggestions, I would enjoy hearing from you.
This is a 5.5 Gallon All Grain batch with an estimated Post Boil Gravity (OG) of 1.068, so you will want to modify the ingredients to match your efficiency rate.
Mash Ingredients \ Grain Bill
15 lbs 2 Row US Grain 93.8 %
1 lbs Caramel – Munich 20L 6.3 %
152F Mash Temp
Hops and Other
0.50 oz Cascade – Boil 60.0 min
0.75 oz Simcoe – Boil 60.0 min
0.50 oz Cascade – Boil 20.0 min
0.50 oz Simcoe – Boil 20.0 min
0.50 oz Cascade – Boil 0 min
1.00 oz Simcoe – Boil 0 min
After Fermentation Completes:
1.00 oz Cascade – Dry Hop 7.0 Days
1.00 oz Simcoe – Dry Hop 7.0 Days
4.00 oz Fresh Grapefruit Zest – 7.0 Days
There is a fantastic promotion currently going on at More Beer where you can save $15 on their Pliny the Elder Home Brewing recipe kit. I just brewed this kit and it is fantastic! This is an unbeatable deal and I just ordered another one for myself. This promo code is for today only so act fast and stock up while you can!
If you have not had a chance to drink or brew this beer I highly recommend it. This kit is great and tastes very similar to the real thing. This is one of the most sought after beers in America for a reason. It is a double IPA packed to the rim with hops! it has a perfect malt and hop balance that will make you crave another pint!
Coupon Code Date: 12-6-2015
Promotion Details: Pliny the Elder Beer Kit
Promo Code: PLINYGIFT
Here is a photo of the mash, where you add hops from this kit!
About a year ago now, I brewed this MoreBeer.com clone of Russian Rivers Consecration sour ale. It is a fantastic beer, one of my favorites and this homebrewing beer recipe kit really does it justice. After allowing my Consecration to age for about 12 months and then tasting the two next to one another, they are a very close match.
This Russian River Consecration Beer Recipe Kit is released by More Beer with Vinnie from Russian River Brewing’s blessing and he actually released his Consecration recipe to them. If you have not had the pleasure of tasting this incredible sour beer, Consecration is a sour dark ale aged in a Cabernet Sauvignon barrel. The beer ages for almost 8 months with currants and brettanomyces. What makes this MoreBeer homebrewing ingredient kit so special is that they provide actual oak chunks from real Russian River Consecration barrels! Where else are you going to find a home brewing ingredient kit with that. They also include two pounds of currants to replicate the original recipe as much as possible. I have had great success with this Consecration Homebrew ingredient kit and I highly recommend it to any sour beer lover.
Here is a quick video review of the Russian River Consecration Beer Recipe Kit!
If you have any question on this Russian River Consecration clone beer kit, feel free to reach out to me. Happy home brewing!
Russian River Brewing beers can be very difficult to get your hands on unless your live within close proximity to the brewery but now you can brew several of them at home. MoreBeer has worked with Russian River and has release homebrew recipe kits for Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig and Consecration; which are three of Russian Rivers best beers in my opinion. I have personally brewed the Pliny the Elder all grain home brewing kit and the Russian River Consecration homebrew kit and both turned out excellent. They offer all three of these home brewing ingredient kits in both all grain and extract.
Here are links to each of the kits:
Are you like most of the county or I should say world and can’t get your hands on a bottle or pint of Pliny the Elder, one of the worlds best Double IPA’s? Well don’t look so glum, you now have the ability to brew your own!
Thanks to MoreBeer, you can now purchase an authentic Russian River Pliny the Elder All Grain Brewing Recipe Kit or Pliny the Elder Extract Home Brewing Recipe Kit. Rest assured, this is not just some Pliny the Elder clone that they whipped up in the back of their warehouse. This is one of their exclusive BrewMaster Series Recipe Kit that comes directly from Vinnie Cilurzo, the owner \ brewer of the Russian River Brewing Company.
The recipe comes with all the ingredients that you need to brew a batch of Pliny the Elder, minus the yeast and they have a few options for you to choose from as far as that goes. I personally would recommend going with the Wyeast 1056 liquid yeast. Good luck and happy brewing!
The Pliny the Elder Recipe Kits are currently available here:
Over the last year or two, session beers have been making a real name for themselves and are becoming more and more commonly featured at breweries. With their new-found popularity, many might ask, what makes a session beer a session beer?
That is a fantastic question. A session beer is typically considered to be a balanced beer with an alcohol by volume content of less than 5%. A session beer allows the consumer to enjoy multiple beers with out becoming overly intoxicated. Session beers can be a fantastic choice if you want to enjoy a couple of beers without having to worry about getting home safely.
The key to a great session beer is not simply a low alcohol content—that would be easy. It is about complimenting a potentially thin body with a great and memorable flavor. The perfect session beer is one where the drinker does not realize they are having a session beer.
Perhaps the best session beer that I have had is the Tustin Brewery Stay All Day India Session Ale. It strikes an ideal balance between flavor and body. Just before the pint glass reaches your mouth for the first sip, your nose is filled with the fragrant dry hopped aroma, and a smile instantly comes to your face. Each sip is packed with a robust hop flavor, yet does not go overboard. The body is slightly lighter than what is usual for an ale, but unless you are thinking about it, you can hardly notice. If you ever have the chance to grab a pint, or even better, a mug, I highly recommend it.
If you are looking to brew your own batch, I have an all grain recipe for a fantastic session pale ale located here. This is my second favorite session beer: