pale ale, extract
Source: John Carey (careyj@clan.TartanNET.ns.ca),
HBD Issue #1969, 2/26/96
I've been reading all the high tech info on brewing for the past week or so
but don't see much to help the average person who just wants to make a batch
of suds as simply as possible. Hence, for the help of any such person on
the HBD list I submit the following recipe which I have been using for some
twenty years or so with considerable success.
This makes 14 doz. bottles of brew. About 7%
alcohol by vol. [I think that's probably 1, 4,
1-4 or 1.4 doz
- 4 kg white sugar,(corn if preferred)
- 2 cans (1.13kg) Brewmix malt
- 1 can doric malt
- various types of hop pellets to taste.
I start with half a preserving kettle of water and when that is boiling I
dissolve the sugar therein. If I don't forget, I usually add the hops
first. Next I pour in the three cans of malt stirring as I do so. When this
mix is about to return to a boil I shut off the heat. I then put the mix in
a clean hard finish, plastic garbage pail (I thought that might get to some
and add sufficient water to make the 14 doz. bottles.
The whole thing is then set on a wooden case about a foot high with a light
bulb under it. (40watts) I then cover the lot with a heavy quilt and leave
it alone for 7 or 8 days. After that I check with the Hydrometer to see if
the SP is up to about 1.0. If it is I bottle it using a plastic syphon.
I prefer not to drink any of this for at least a month, preferably longer,
but then I have about 45 doz. bottles at my disposal. There is a certain
amount of sediment in the bottles but if you pour carefully it comes out
crystal clear. There is no taste to the sediment anyway and I have drank it
straight out of the bottle on occasion. Cheers.