You will need:
- MJ Tyneside Brown Ale
- 500g Dark Dried Malt
- 500g Dried Wheat Malt Extract
- Dark Ale Grain Pack
- Red Ale Grain Pack
- 1 Williamette Hop Bag (0 min boil)
- 1x Safale S-04 ale yeast
Try the real flavours of dark malt grain to delight your tastebuds.
- In a bowl, add the grain with approx 1.5lt hot tap water and mix well. Steep for 20 minutes.
- After steeping, pour the grain and liquid through a strainer and collect the liquid in a saucepan.
- Rinse the grain with approx 1lt of hot water and collect the liquid in the saucepan. Discard the grain.
- Bring resulting liquid to the boil for approx 5 minutes. After boiling for 5 minutes, turn the heat off and add the Williamette Hop Bag to saucepan. Allow to sit for a further 10 minutes.
- Pour Tyneside Brown Ale and hot grain wort into fermenter. Use grain wort to rinse out the tin.
- Add 500gm Dark Dried Malt and 500gm Dry Wheat Malt Extract. Stir to dissolve.
- Add your fridge-cold water to fermenter, and top up to 22 lt with tap water. Stir well.
- Sprinkle S-04 yeast onto the surface of the liquid. Ferment at 18-20°C for best results.
- Bottle when Hydrometer reading is stable over two days. Store for one month for best flavour.
* Use sterilized containers with lids. Do not freeze the water. Use the chilled water to reach a satisfactory temperature. Add yeast immediately.
** Try to maintain a cool, even temperature in the fermenter, ideally at 18°C. Place your fermenter next to brick walls or on a cement slab, or wrap it in a towel with one end in water, if the temperature is too high. Use a Brewers Choice Brewing Thermostat and old fridge for optimum brewing conditions.