Give me an all grain homebrew beer recipe for 5.5 gallons that would be delicious to drink while enjoying a round of Dungeons and Dragons with friends that uses 4 or less hop varieties

Sure! Here’s a delicious all-grain homebrew beer recipe for 5.5 gallons that would be perfect for your Dungeons and Dragons gaming session. This recipe uses 4 hop varieties to add complexity and flavor to the beer:

Dungeon Master’s Ale

Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (20.8 liters) OG: 1.060 FG: 1.015 ABV: 6% IBU: 40



11 lbs (5 kg) Pale Malt (2-row) 1 lb (0.45 kg) Munich Malt 12 oz (340 g) Crystal 60 Malt 8 oz (227 g) Victory Malt 4 oz (113 g) Chocolate Malt Hops:

1 oz (28 g) Magnum hops (12% AA) - 60 minutes 1 oz (28 g) Cascade hops (5.5% AA) - 15 minutes 1 oz (28 g) Centennial hops (10% AA) - 5 minutes 1 oz (28 g) Willamette hops (5% AA) - flameout/whirlpool Yeast:

American Ale yeast (choose a strain that complements your desired flavor profile) Instructions:

Mash the grains:

Heat 4.75 gallons (18 liters) of water to around 162°F (72°C). Add the crushed grains and mix well. Maintain the mash temperature at around 152°F (67°C) for 60 minutes. Vorlauf (recirculate) the wort until clear, then sparge with 170°F (77°C) water until you collect around 7 gallons (26.5 liters) of wort. Boil:

Bring the wort to a rolling boil. Add the Magnum hops and boil for 60 minutes. Add the Cascade hops and boil for an additional 15 minutes. Add the Centennial hops and boil for 5 more minutes. At flameout, add the Willamette hops and let them steep for about 15 minutes before cooling. Cool and transfer:

After the hop steeping, cool the wort rapidly to around 68°F (20°C). Transfer the cooled wort to a sanitized fermenter. Fermentation:

Pitch the American Ale yeast according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Ferment at a temperature between 65-70°F (18-21°C) for about 2 weeks or until fermentation activity subsides. Once fermentation is complete, you can consider dry hopping for added aroma if desired (optional). Bottling:

Prime with an appropriate amount of priming sugar for your desired carbonation level. Bottle the beer and let it carbonate for about 2 weeks at room temperature. Chill the bottles for a few days in the refrigerator before enjoying. This Dungeon Master’s Ale will have a nice balance of maltiness and hop character, making it a great companion for your gaming session. Cheers!