Homebrew recipes, now with 100% more GitHub!

A few weeks ago, I decided to share some of my brewing recipes. At the time I was also setting up a fairly comprehensive (private) dotfiles repo. This is because I’m trying to refine my life and my workflow to use more native unix tools; but then I realised – why not just use GitHub to share the recipes?

That will fit my workflow very well, I can keep my local recipes in sync with GitHub very easily, not to mention the surprisingly large number of brewers who also work with technology, this may also work for them, too.

My recipes, all in BeerXML format, are located at https://github.com/vortexau/HomebrewRecipes/ If you’re handy with Git, feel free to clone and send pull requests with improvements!

I also installed Derek Springer’s BeerXML plugin. Testing that below with my Oat-n-Rye Dark Mild recipe, hosted on GitHub:

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
40 L 60 min 15.4 IBUs 23.9 EBC 1.038 1.011 3.5 %
Actuals 1.041 1.01 4.1 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
Mild Ale 1 5 1.03 - 1.039 1.005 - 1.01 10 - 25 23.6 - 49.3 1.5 - 2.3 3 - 3.9 %


Name Amount %
Pale Malt, Maris Otter 4.294 kg 59.75
Rye Malt (Weyermann) 1.087 kg 15.13
Oats, Flaked 1 kg 13.92
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L 605.2 g 8.42
Carafa II 200 g 2.78


Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Magnum 16.7 g 60 min Boil Pellet 14


Name Amount Time Use Type
Whirlfloc Tablet 1.00 Items 15 min Boil Fining


Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
British Ale II (1335) Wyeast Labs 75% 17.22°C - 23.89°C


Step Temperature Time
Mash In 68.89°C 45 min


Step Time Temperature
Primary 4 days 19.44°C
Secondary 10 days 19.44°C
Aging 30 days 18.33°C