This British favorite is malty, nutty, and sweet. There is just enough hop bitterness to balance, but not enough to create a remarkable presence. If you like Newcastle Brown Ale, then you will like this beer.
- 2 oz 60L Crystal Malt
- 2 oz Chocolate Malt
- 1 oz Black Malt
- 6.5 HBUs Target Hops (Bittering)
- 1/2 oz East Kent Goldings (Flavor)
Put the specialty grains into the muslin bag and steep in 150 degree water for 20 minutes. Pull the bag out, allowing it to drain freely into the brew kettle. There is no need to "squeeze" the bag. Squeezing the bag will only release tannins that will harm your beer.
Add 170 degree water to the brew kettle to bring the total volume to 2.5 gallons. As you add this water, run it over your bag of grains to sparge ("rinse") the rest of the grain water out of the bag.
Bring kettle to a boil, then remove it from the burner. Stir in the Dry Malt Extract (DME), and put Target (Bittering) hops in a muslin bag (tied closed) and add into the kettle.
Return to heat and boil for 45 minutes. Add the 1/2 oz East Kent Goldings to the muslin bag and boil for 15 minutes.
Cool to room temperature, add water to bring total volume to 5 gallons. Stir vigorously to incorporate air into the wort. Pitch (add) your yeast.