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ENGLISH BROWN ALE
6 lb. light dry unhopped malt extract
.5 lb. Crystal 20 malt
.25lb Chocolate malt
2 oz. Fuggles hop pellets
1 oz. Kent Golding hop pellets
2 tsp. Gypsum
1 tsp. Irish moss
White Labs British Ale or 1 pkg. Nottingham dry ale yeast 1 1/4c dry malt extract for priming or 3/4c priming sugar
1.Steep grains in hop bag in 1.5 gallons of water at 155° for 30 minutes. Remove grains.
2.Add malt extract, 2oz. Fuggles and gypsum and bring to a boil. Boil for 60 minutes.
3.Add Irish Moss and continue boil for 15 minuets. During last 2 minutes add 1oz Kent Goldings hops.
4.Combine wort with water to make five gallons. There is no need to strain.
5.Pitch yeast when wort temperature is between 70-80°.
6.If using one step fermentation, allow to sit in the fermenter at 68-72° for about
seven days, then use a sanitized hydrometer to ensure that the beer has reached its final gravity. If using two step fermentation, rack to a secondary fermenter (glass carboy) after 5 days and allow to sit for another 10-14 days before bottling.
7. Prime and bottle. When priming, dissolve corn sugar or dry malt extract in two
pints of boiling water for 5 minutes. Pour this mixture into the empty bottling bucket and siphon the beer from the fermenter over it. This method ensures that the priming sugar will disperse evenly through your beer.
8. For proper carbonation, store your beer at 75° for at least the first week after
bottling. This will allow the yeast to feed on the priming sugar and produce the necessary carbon dioxide needed for carbonation. It=s ready to drink, but it will improve if you age your beer another two to three weeks.