Ye Olde Ale

Source: Matt Garhart
Recipe added: 04/25/00

4/24/00 - A friend of mine bought the Munton's Old Ale kit with the intention of making a "no boil" recipe. After looking at a few Old Ale recipes, I came up with the following suggestion.


Recipe type: Extract
Batch Size: 2.5
Starting Gravity: ???
Finishing Gravity: ???
Time in Boil: 60 min.
Primary Fermentation: 7 days
Secondary Fermentation: 14 days
Additional Fermentation: None



Toast crushed pale malt grains under the broiler for a few minutes taking care not to burn them. Mix gypsum with water and add grains (bagged). Slowly raise water temp. to 155 degs. F and steep grains for approximately 30 min. Place grain bag in strainer and sparge with hot water to extract sugars. Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Add Old Ale kit, DME, brown sugar, and molasses, stir well, and bring mixture to a boil. Add half the Northern Brewer hops and boil for 30 min. Add remaining Northern Brewer hops and boil for 20 min. Add Irish Moss and half the Fuggle hops and boil for 10 min. Remove from heat, add remaining Fuggle hops, and steep for 10 min. Perform a cold water sparge (strain) of the wort when adding to the primary. Cool wort (aerate well), add yeast, and stir vigorously. Rack to secondary fermenter (optional) after 7 days for another 2 weeks. Bottle the beer using your preferred method (I use 1 tbsp. of priming sugar per 1 qt. bottle) and carbonate at room temp. for 1-2 weeks. Condition beer in refrigerator for at least 3 weeks before consuming.
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