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Alternative Fermentables Beer - Alternative Grain Beer


A base beer enhanced by or featuring the character of additional grain or grains. The specific character depends greatly on the character of the added grains.

Flavor Profile: Same as base beer style. The additional grain should be noticeable in flavor, although it may not be necessarily identifiable. However, the alternative grain should provide the major flavor profile for this beer. Different grains have different characters

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Alternative Grain Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Dutch Kuyt
3 gal 4.24% 27.8 1.043 1.011
All Grain 4093
Yeast Starter Wort - All Grain (14 L)
14 L 3.78% 4.95 1.037 1.008
All Grain 2435
Brett L Centennial IPA
1 gal 6.95% 26.22 1.059 1.006
extract 2338
SchuBrew gluten free IPA
2 gal 4.33% 56.13 1.054 1.021
BIAB 2112
Rye Ale
5 gal 5.04% 23.82 1.050 1.012
All Grain 1842
Elder Statesman
23 L 4.25% 52.25 1.042 1.010
All Grain 1794
1815 Farmers Almanac Light Beer
5.5 gal 0.8% 92.34 1.009 1.002
extract 1791
grissette
5.5 gal 4.3% 14.33 1.036 1.004
Partial Mash 1721
Flanders Red AG
5.5 gal 6.03% 12.27 1.061 1.015
All Grain 1579
Tre Turgiù
26 L 6.54% 30.9 1.060 1.010
All Grain 1404

Newest Alternative Grain Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Rye Otter Malt
5.5 gal 5.66% 40.83 1.052 1.009
All Grain 50
Kölsch (New Virra)
20 L 5.62% 0 1.057 1.014
All Grain 107
Not Another NEIPA
5.5 gal 5.12% 0 1.052 1.013
extract 23
Bandymas NR 62 Neo Lager
20 L 5.9% 28.3 1.058 1.013
All Grain 39
Honey whiskey
20 L 11.12% 0 1.086 1.002
All Grain 96
Ryecin
5.5 gal 8.38% 62.31 1.081 1.017
All Grain 55
California Common
5.5 gal 4.87% 43.46 1.045 1.008
All Grain 80
Imperial Bourbon Ale
5.5 gal 10.68% 26.79 1.115 1.033
All Grain 45
Ginvader
20 L 12.38% 0 1.096 1.002
All Grain 53
Apple Pie Graham
11 gal 6.5% 38.04 1.058 1.009
All Grain 63

Fermentables Used In Alternative Grain Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
US - Pale 2-Row 25 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 51% 9% - 96%
Flaked Oats 13 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 12% 2% - 53%
Flaked Rice 12 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 26% 1% - 48%
American - Pilsner 12 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 58% 30% - 100%
American - Rye 11 American Grain base malt 3.5°L
38 20% 7% - 50%
Flaked Corn 10 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 28% 2% - 66%
White Sorghum Syrup - Gluten Free 10 Sugar sugar 1.5°L
37 45% 15% - 93%
German - Wheat Malt 9 German Grain base malt 2°L
37 22% 6% - 43%
Munich - Light 10L 9 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 14% 4% - 29%
Cane Sugar 8 Sugar sugar 0°L
46 36% 4% - 97%

Hops Used In Alternative Grain Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 20 7 37% 10% - 100%
Amarillo 10 8.6 30% 8% - 57%
East Kent Goldings 10 5 54% 17% - 100%
Centennial 9 10 36% 9% - 100%
Citra 9 11 43% 12% - 100%
Fuggles 8 4.5 65% 24% - 100%
Saaz 7 3.5 50% 13% - 100%
Columbus 7 15 26% 11% - 50%
Magnum 7 15 37% 2% - 100%
Simcoe 7 12.7 23% 7% - 67%

Steeping Grains Used In Alternative Grain Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range

Yeasts Used In Alternative Grain Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 20 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 10 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 7 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Lallemand - LALBREW® VOSS KVEIK ALE YEAST 6 Lallemand Ales High High 80% 77°F 104°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 5 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 2 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
White Labs - German Ale/ Kölsch Yeast WLP029 2 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 75% 65°F 69°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 2 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Wyeast - Brettanomyces lambicus 5526 2 Wyeast Ale 0.12 Medium 90% 60°F 75°F
Fermentis - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97 2 Fermentis / Safale Ale .104 High 81% 54°F 77°F

Other Ingredients Used In Alternative Grain Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 10 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 56%
Whirlfloc 9 Fining Boil 78% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 6 Water Agt Mash 89% 33% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 5 Water Agt Sparge 11% 0% - 26%
Epsom Salt 5 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 23%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 3 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%
Baking Soda 2 Water Agt Mash 3% 0% - 5%
Irish Moss 2 Fining Boil 98% 96% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 2 Water Agt Mash 92% 92% - 93%

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