Just as a painter mixes 2 colours or more to create a masterpiece, you as a home brewer mix 2 or more flavors to create an award winning beer... and all this starts with the right homebrew recipes. For example, when mixing yellow and blue colours, you know that the outcome will be green, and the intensity will depend on how much yellow or blue you add... the same process applies for home beer brewing, the only difference is that you are using water, hops, malt, and other crucial ingredients.
The process off creating your own homebrew recipes is actually quiet simple once you get the hang of it, you first choose your favorite commercial beer, learn how to clone it, and then change it to make it your own unique blend. Some great improvisations include chocolate beer, chili beer, garlic beer, cinamon beer, cherry beer, and many other interesting and tasty (sometimes not so tasty) homebrew recipes.
These discussions are fine and you would learn a lot from them especially from those who have been developing home made beer for years. These are also very helpful to beginners who are presently relying on their beer making kits with little leeway for experimentation. However, it is much more interesting if you are the one sharing your homebrew recipes. To be able to do that, you have to be daring. And of course, you have to have strong taste buds. You cannot hire a taster who would be willing to puke his guts out every time you make a mistake. Besides, it is your concept of a perfect drink that is at stake here.
To be able to make your own recipe, you have to log all the things you do every time you brew. There are times when you roast the barley malt a minute longer and you think it is not significant you don't bother to log it. But then the outcome would happen to be the brew you have desired to achieve. And you replicate everything you did except for that extra minute. You'll never get the same taste again. This had happened to many home brew bloggers. They forget how they got a really good blend because they just pour in ingredients without bothering to take note of them. But it's like a one in a million thing with all the possible ratios of ingredients, the different temperatures, the extent of brewing, and a lot more gazillion factors in brewing your beer. Because of this, sometimes, brewers list the brewing log as among the important things that a home brewer must have. It even is prioritized in the list more than the spoon and the funnel.
Trial and error is the name of the game when it comes to creating the best homebrew recipes known to man-kind, so put your experimental hat on and get to work in your home brewery today!
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