Lighten Up Your Summer Party with These 5 Beer Recipes
Summer is all about going out, having fun and relaxing with unique and innovative recipes for both food and drinks. Summer parties provide an opportunity to unwind and relieve you. Alcohol is both a depressant and a sedative which enhances relaxation by impacting your CNS (central nervous system). Similarly, you can elevate your mood, gain confidence, and get rid of anxiety. Gain this and much more with these classic but potent beer recipes designed to lighten up that summer party.
- Passion and Mango Beer Mix
Nothing goes down better than fruit-based beer combinations on a hot summer afternoon. They come in handy, especially when thirsty. The fruit mix serves to enhance the treat making it not only thirst-quenching but also refreshing and energizing.
You need the following ingredients for the beer:
- 2kg wheat malt
- 6kg of 2-row malt
- 450g of unmalted or flaked wheat
- 225g of Munich salt
- 225g of rice hulls
- 14g of whole hops (from northern brewers)
- 14g of whole hops (from Mt. Hood)
- 14g of whole hops (from Cascade)
- Yeast (American Ale)
- 475ml of puree (passion fruit)
- 950ml of mango puree
To prepare the beer:
Mix all of the ingredients excluding the mango and passion fruit puree and mash them together for 60 minutes at 66°C. or 155F. Ferment the mix at 20°C or 68°F for 14 days. Cool the mix and extract the yeast. Add the mango and passion fruit purees and leave it to age for 14 more days. Ensure that you occasionally shake the beer and let it settle in cold temperatures. Remove the beer sitting above the fruit puree, carbonate, and have a helping!
- German Hefeweizen for Amazing Banana, Bubblegum and Clove Flavors
Lightening the summer party feel is made easy and straightforward with the German Hefeweizen. The beer is excellent for any day on the calendar, but it is fantastic for a summer afternoon. It comes with a touch of barley, wheat, and a hint of hops. Add it to your daily summer beer parties, and you are bound to attract more friends over. Besides, it has an alcohol percentage of 5%.
To make the beer, you need the following ingredients.
- 9kgs of liquid Malt that is a combination of:
- 5kg of wheat malt
- 5kg of Pilsner malt (German)
- 227g of Rice hulls
- 5ml of Hallertau hops AA 4%
- Hefeweizen yeast
To prepare, follow this procedure:
Bring the liquid Malt to a boil and add the hops. Let the mix boil for approximately one hour. Let it rest till 65°F or 18°C, add the yeast and let it ferment for 7 to 10 days. Once fermented to your gravity level or is above 1.012 racks bottle or keg it.
- The American IPA Beer Recipe
If into different hop flavors with a hint of citrus and pine, thus it is the perfect beer recipe for you this summer. It comes with potent hop flavors but with a light and less sweet taste to it. The hops used in the recipe are American based and coincidently, almost all start with the letter C.
Maximizing the flavor and overall beer aroma, try using the hops together after boiling is complete. To keep the sweet taste in check, during the boiling phase, add con sugar as it will completely ferment. It will ensure the beer is drier than usual, which boosts its strength to a 7.3% alcohol percentage.
The ingredients in this beer recipe include:
- 5kg of extract liquid malt combination of :
- 227g of Crystal 45 malt
- 227g of Carapils malt
- 340g of corn sugar
- California Yeast
- 60ml Columbus boiled for an hour
- 30ml of Columbus boiled for 15 minutes
- 30ml of Columbus
- 30ml of Chinook boiled for 15 minutes
- 30ml Citra
- 30 ml Cascade
- 30ml Centennial
- 60ml dry-hopped Citra
- 30ml dry-hopped Chinook
- 30ml dry hopped Cascade
- 30ml dry-hopped Centennial
- 30ml dry-hopped Columbus
Heat water to 66°C or 155°C in temperature and dip the Carapils and Crystal 45 malt for half an hour. Sieve out the grains and boil. Add the corn sugar, the malt extract and Columbus hops the 60ml. Add the hops one by one at the end of the boil and turn off the heat. Let it cool and chill it to 18°C or 68°C. Leave it 7 to 10 days to ferment.
Conduct the first charge using a nylon sack (sanitized) and let it rest for another three days. Conduct the second charge for an additional three days. Check the beer gravity and bottle the beer or keg.
- Irish Stout
If in favor of roast barley, then this beer recipe is perfect for lightening your summer parties. It comes with a dry taste but a very sharp flavor which makes it unique for your summer day relaxing in the sun. To make this beer, you need the following ingredients:
- 7kg of liquid malt (Maris Otter)
- 450g of flaked barley
- 450g of roast barley
- 60ml of Kent Golding’s hops boiled for an hour
- American Ale yeast
Here is how to prepare the beer:
Heat the barley both roasted ad flaked at 150°F or 66°C for half an hour then remove all the grains and boil the remaining mix. Add the hops and the liquid Malt and simmer for an hour. Cool and proceed to fermentation for 7 to 10 days at a temperature of 18°C or 68°C.
- Watermelon Beer Rita
What other fruit to leave feeling much more energized than watermelon as an addition to your 805 beer recipe. All you need for this margarita beer recipe is:
- Seedless watermelons 2 cups cut into cubes
- Simple syrup three tablespoonsful
- ¾ of a cup of tequila
- ¼ of a cup of lime juice
- One and a half cups ice
- 805 beer or any other desired brew
- Lime wedges
- Margarita salt
Mix the watermelon cubes, syrup, lime juice, tequila, and the ice and blend. Take a chilled beer or margarita glass, dampen it and roll on margarita salt. Pour in the blender contents (only till it’s half full). Open the beer and turn it upside down into the glass contents. Garnish with your lime and serve it to your friends, family, or colleagues during the party.
Summer beer recipes are of a wide variety. You can pick your favorites and customize them to fit your preferences. However, the above methods deliver quality for any summer party and should try them first.