P. Berry’s Batch 1,000 and 1,002 Homebrew Recipes


After shooting the upcoming “Chop & Brew – Episode 31: P. Berry’s Batch 1,000” P. Berry was kind enough to share his recipes for this partial mash homebrews – Batch 1,000 and Batch 1,002 – for anyone who was interested in trying them at home. Cheers, P. Berry!

Batch 1000: California Blonde
SG: 1.078
FG: 1.018
Approx ABV: 7.9%
P. Berry originally brewed this beer Nov. 24, 2013 and bottled Dec 15, 2013

Grains (steeped in three gallons 150F water for 30 minutes)
2 lbs Pale Ale
0.5 lb Crystal 20 L
0.5 lb Carapils

Remove grains. Stir in malt extract.

Malt Extract:
7 lb Extra Pale LME
3 lb Extra Light DME

Bring to a boil. Add hops.

2 oz Columbus (17%AA) @ 60 min
2 oz Cascade (6.9%AA) @ 10 min

Chill wort with ice bath (the P. Berry way!) or with immersion chiller to mid-60s. Pitch yeast.

White Labs 001 California Ale

Replaced the caramunich with 20l, less 2 lb lme and used California ale.
You can see 1000 was a bit stronger than 1002. Even though 1000’s SG and FG were lower, it finished out a few points lower at about .3% higher!

Batch 1,002: Strong British Brown
This is the beer P. Berry brewed in the actual Episode 31: a strong British Brown Ale, a full-bodied, rich-flavored brew.
SG: 1.086
FG: 1.028
ABV: 7.6%
Originally brewed on Dec. 14, 2013. Bottled Jan. 4, 2014
Aged very smooth in 4-5 months

2 lbs Pale Ale
0.5lb Caramunich
0.5lb Carapils

Malt Extract:
9 lbs Extra Pale LME
3 lbs Extra Light DME

2 oz Columbus (17.0%AA)
2 oz Cascade (6.9%AA)

Liquid Yeast:
White Labs 005 British Ale

SG: 1.086
FG: 1.028
7.6% Approx ABV
Bottled 4 January 2014.
Aged very smooth in 4-5 months.
My last batches have been Belgians and Trappist Ales.
I hope to continue brewing for some time, it’s been a very rewarding hobby for over 40+ years!