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  • 5 lb Pale malt
  • 1 lb Crystal malt
  • 1 ts Gypsum
  • 3 1/2 lb Pale dry extract
  • 1 1/3 lb Light brown sugar
  • 1 oz Willamette hops (boil)
  • 1 1/2 oz Hallertauer hops
  • 1 ts Irish moss
  • 1 oz Clusters hops pellets
  • Red Star ale yeast


Mash pale malt, crystal malt, and gypsum in 2-3/4 gallons of 170 degree water; this should give initial heat of 155 degrees (pH 5.0). Maintain temperature at 140-155 degrees for 2 hours. Sparge. To wort, add extract and brown sugar. Boil with Willamette hops. After 15 minutes add Hallertauer and Irish moss. Dry hop with clusters and steep. When cool, add wort to carboy and pitch yeast. The posted recipe called for 4 pounds of dry extract with 2 cups re- served for priming. This seemed excessive and a good way to get explod- ing bottles, so we reduced the amount of extract to 3-1/2 pounds and assumed that standard priming techniques would be used, maybe replacing corn sugar with 3/4 to 1 cup of malt extract. --- Ed. Notice that I screwed up the hops: Clusters are for bittering, and Willamette (or Fuggles) for aromatic. Original Gravity: 1.048 Final Gravity: 1.011 Primary Ferment: 23 days
Recipe By : Alex Jenkins
From: Ladies Home Journal- August 1991