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  • American Farmhouse Ale

    This recipe couples a Belgian-style yeast blend with traditionally American ingredients to form a refreshingly light beer with a complex yeast flavor and a moderate level of sourness.

    Type: Ale

    Style: Belgian / French Ales

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract with grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    3.3 lbs CBW® Golden Light LME Extract, LME
    0.5 lb CBW® Sparkling Amber DME Extract, DME
    2 lbs Wheat Malt, Red Wheat
    2 lbs Flaked Yellow Corn Flakes
    0.5 oz Crystal Hops (5% AA) Boil 60 minutes
    0.75 oz Crystal Hops (5% AA) Boil 15 minutes
    1 vial WLP670 American Farmhouse Blend
    1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient Boil 10 minutes


    1. Perform mini-mash with 4 gallons of water and grains
    2. Steep at 152-158ºF for 30 minutes
    3. Add extract and flakes
    4. Bring to a boil
    5. Add bittering hops and continue to boil
    6. Add remaining hops and Servomyces as indicated
    7. Remove from heat
    8. Cool to 72ºF
    9. Transfer to primary fermenter
    10. Fill to desired level with cold water
    11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

    Primary Fermentation: 14 days at 72ºF

    Secondary Fermentation:

    Fermentation Notes:

    Original Gravity: 1.046

    Final Gravity: 1.012

    Alcohol by Weight: 3.8%

    Alcohol by Volume: 4.7%

    IBU: 15

    Color: 6 SRM