Following on from the Massive Brewery thread, I think we've got quite a few brewers on here.
I've been sharing stuff by email with a couple of people and thought it might be worth starting a thread with recipes etc?
I'll start with a few of my favourites (all on beersmith since I use that software):
The original that this clone is based on is widely regarded as the greatest IPA ever produced, but you'll struggle to get a hold of a bottle. I've had a bottle before, but it was a long time ago, so I can't comment on how close it is to the original, but others have said it is. Regardless, this still remains the best beer I've brewed and is honestly one of the best beers I've tasted! The only adjustment I made in my second batch was to reduce the dry hopping time to one week, since there was a very slightly grassy tinge when sticking them in for the full 14 days. I just dry hopped straight into the primary after fermentation was complete.
One of my favourite porters. This clone is remarkably close to the original. Don't be fooled by the basic recipe, it's brilliant. I used an english yeast on my first batch and a US yeast on my second. The english yeast gave a fruitier flavour, which isn't my cup of tea, so I prefer the US yeast. I left in primary for about 3 weeks then bottled.
One of the first brews I did, simply because the original is so identifiable, I thought it would be a good way to benchmark my brewing. This clone turned out really really well. A little bit more bitter than the original, but in a side by side test they were surprisingly close. I'd lighten up on the crystal next time since it came in a little bit too dark.
This one is still a bit too young for me to comment conclusively, but I honestly think it will surpass Bells Two Hearted as my favourite beer. It tastes and smells absolutely incredible. This thing has been dry hopped within an inch of its life. The only adjustment I made was substituting the final dry hop of citra for amarillo, which seems to have worked really well.
Dry hopping - siphoning
If you're dry hopping into either primary or secondary, you'll need to siphon the beer out at some point into your bottling bucket (unless you've got taps and filters on all your FVs). This can be a nightmare when you've got a heap of loose hops in there, so I devised a free and easy filter to go over your siphon.
I'll try to stick up a photo later, but I basically wrapped a wire coat hanger around a tube which was 1" diameter to make a wire cylinder (about 4 inches long) and then put a few tight twists in at the top (around a pencil). I stick the wire cylinder and the foot off of a clean pair of tights (mrs pf doesn't know, ssshhh!) into some boiling water for 5 mins, then pop my siphon tube down through the tight coils (which holds it in place) and down so that it sits a centimetre off the bottom of the wire cylinder. I then pull the tight material over it like a sock and secure at the top with a zip tie.
Then I simply push this contraption into the FV and let it sit just off of the yeast cake. It works really really well, with no reduction in flow for the full volume of the FV, even with a mountain of hops in there.