Brewing Resources

Recipe Builder

Have you added your recipes?  Were pleased with how this resource has grown and hope you all are enjoying it! If you havent checked it out be sure to surf on over to the CBW Recipe Builder today!

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  • Print out the PDF document HERE and use it to setup your ingredients, mash schedule, and hop schedule.


BJCP Style Guidelines

The long-awaited 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines are now complete, and have been released for use. There are now separate documents for Beer, Mead, and Cider styles, which allows them to be updated in the future on different schedules.

BJCP Style Guidelines

The Ultimate Yeast Handbook

Need some more in-depth information about a particular yeast strain? Cant kind the strain youre looking for and need a substitute? Check out the Chicago Brew Werks Big Book of Yeast for tons of useful info and suggested alternates for all the major yeast labs.

Hop Comparison

If you find yourself trying to decide between which late addition hops to use, or just comparing different battering additions, YCH Hops has a offers an intuitive hop comparison tool.