Ingredients for 5 gallons
- 2 cans JB light malt extract
- 1 lb. Muntons light dry malt extract
- ½ lb. Muntons crystal malt
- 2 oz. Target pellets
- 1 oz. East Kent Golding pellets
- 2 oz. East Kent Golding plugs
- 1 tsp. Irish Moss
- ¾ cup Corn sugar
- 4 gallon stainless pot for brewing
- 3 gauze brewing bags
- Sterilization chemicals (Note: ½ cup plain chlorine bleach for 5 gallons
will do, but make sure you rinse well.)
- 5 gallon vat for fermentation
- 5 gallon carboy for secondary fermentation
- fermentation lock and stoppers for fermentation containers
- siphon tube
- bottling valve for siphon
- 5+ gallon container for bottling
- 48 12 oz. bottles, caps, and capping tool
Day Before brewing
- Pop the yeast package, per directions
- Sterilize the fermenting vat and other equipment.
- Fill brewpot with 1 ½ gallons of water
- Crush crystal malt, tie into a brewing bag, and put in brewpot
- Turn on heat and let the grain steep until the water boils.
- While you are waiting, tie 1 oz. of Golding plugs into a brewing
- Remove brewing bag and discard. (Note: This is good for compost.)
- Turn off heat and add malt extracts
- Turn on heat and bring to boil.
- Add Target hops and continue boil for 60 minutes.
heat down and up to keep from
- 30 minutes into boil, add Irish Moss.
- 50 minutes into boil, add East Kent Golding pellets
- 55 minutes into boil, add the bagged East Kent Golding plugs
- At end of boil, remove brewing bag and discard. (Note: This is good
- Cover pot and let cool. (Note: You can put put the vat in the sink
and fill the sink with ice to hasten this.)
- Pour liquid from pot into fermentation vat, and discard sediment. (Note:
This is good for compost.)
- Adjust vat volume with water to 5 gallons.
- Take a hygrometer reading; should be about 1.058.
- Open yeast package and add to vat
- Wisk contents of vat to aerate.
- Cover and set fermentation lock.
1 week after brewing
- Sterilize a 5 gallon carboy.
- Sterilize the siphon tube by immersing it in the carboy sterilizing
- Siphon liquid contents of vat into the carboy, leaving fermentation
sediment behind. (Note: The sediment is excellent for compost.)
- Tie 1 oz. of Golding plugs into a brewing bag and put bag into
the carboy. (Note:
You will probably need to cut-up
the plugs beforehand so the bag can fit through the bottle opening.)
- Insert stopper with a fermentation lock.
Bottling Day - 2 weeks after brewing
- Sterilize a 5+ gallon container.
- Sterilize the siphon tube by immersing it in the container.
- Drain container liquid into a small pan containing caps to sterilize
- Sterilize bottles. (Note: You can do this in the 5 gallon container,
or you can run them in your dishwasher upside down using no
sure you cover cleaned bottles with a sheet of Saran to keep
- Dissolve corn sugar in 1 cup of water and put the container.
- Siphon liquid from the carboy into the container, leaving fermentation
sediment behind. (Note: The sediment is excellent for
- Take a hygrometer reading;
should be about 1.012-1.014, for approximately 6% alcohol by volume.
- Siphon liquid from pail into bottles. (Note: Be sure to use the
siphon valve tube for this. Otherwise it will be horribly messy.)
- Cap bottles.
- Store for 3+ weeks at cellar temperature.
Serve chilled, but not as cold as American beer.