5 gallons, extract/specialty grains Tess & Mark Szamatulski
& Mike Sebas
"One of the
most popular styles brewers ask for is pale ale. We formulated this
recipe because it's easy, delicious, and hasn't failed us yet!"
Munton's light extract
3 lbs. light dry malt extract
0.5 lb. crystal malt
1.5 oz. Northern Brewer hops (9% alpha acid), for 60
1 oz. Kent Goldings (5% alpha acid), for 5 min.
0.5 oz. Cascade hops (5.5% alpha acid), for dry
1 tsp. gypsum
Wyeast 1028 (London Ale) from starter
3/4 cup corn sugar for priming
Step by Step: Steep crushed crystal malt at 150° F in 2.5 gal. of
water for 15 minutes. Remove grains and bring to a boil. Add malt,
gypsum, and Northern Brewer hops. Boil for 55 minutes. Add East
Kent Goldings hops and boil for five more minutes. Cool brewpot in
cold water bath for 15 to 20 minutes. Add wort to fermenter while
straining out hops. Top off to 5 gals. with cold water and pitch
yeast. Add Cascade hops to secondary and dry hop seven to 10 days.
Rack into keg and carbonate with CO2 or bottle using corn
11/15/2012 -- From below, What is pitch yeast? where can I get it?"Step by Step: Steep crushed crystal malt at 150? F in 2.5 gal. of water for 15 minutes. Remove grains and bring to a boil. Add malt, gypsum, and Northern Brewer hops. Boil for 55 minutes. Add East Kent Goldings hops and boil for five more minutes. Cool brewpot in cold water bath for 15 to 20 minutes. Add wort to fermenter while straining out hops. Top off to 5 gals. with cold water and pitch yeast. Add Cascade hops to secondary and dry hop seven to 10 days. Rack into keg and carbonate with CO2 or bottle using corn sugar."
Response From Homebrew Heaven: "Pitch yeast" is simply a brewing term for adding the yeast. In this recipe, it is a Wyeast product called London Ale #1028. See link below for that product.
8/12/2010 -- If I use a combination of Liguid malt extract (hopped) and Liquid malt extract (unhopped) do I still need to use corn sugar when brewing, or can I just add the sugar when carbonating?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: As I understand the question, yes.If the malt extracts are boiled and then fermented out, then you will need to add corn sugar just prior to bottling in order to carbonate the beer. It IS possible to use malt extract prior to bottling in place of corn sugar if you like OR forcing CO2 into your beer in a keg (force carbonating). Those are other options...
5/17/2010 -- what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order is (800) 850-2739
10/18/2009 -- Since the canned Coopers extracts are used to produce +/- 5 gallons of brew, along with 2 lbs of corn sugar as an adjunct, can I use 1/2 the can of Coopers and 1 pound of corn sugar to brew 2.5 gallons? I'd like to experiment with flavors and don't want to commit to 2 cases of a beer I may not be happy with...
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, this can be done but I would seal up the remaining extract well, and refrigerate it also.Besides, 2 cases of beer isn't a huge committment...that's just a nice afternoon!
6/7/2009 -- New to this... What's the difference between using the dry malt extract (much cheaper) or the liquid malt extract?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: They are fundamentally the same products, it's just that the malt extract syrup has about 20% water content, and the dry malt extract is well...dry. It is used in different proportions as well. If a recipe calls for 7 lbs of malt extract syrup, you can substitute about 5 lbs of dry malt extract to make the same beer.
3/19/2009 -- In your opinion which is better LME or DME? I've done a few of your kits (they're great!) now I want to try a recipe beer from scratch...
Response From Homebrew Heaven: LME (liquid malt extract syrup) and DME (dry malt extract powder) are exactly the same (in terms of quality), in my opinion. The only real difference is that LME contains about 20% water. Any recipe can be "adjusted" accordingly to obtain the same starting gravity.LME can also discolor somewhat with prolonged storage. DME does not. This shouldn't be a factor as long as you aren't using really "old" LME. We don't sell that. The only reason I bring it up is that some folks have tried to brew a quality beer using a few cans of LME that has been in "uncle Earl's" garage for years. Bad idea. Especially if the cans are bulging...
5/22/2008 -- I have in the past brewed my own beer but now I am having trouble. I can not find the hopped malt I used to use. Coopers or Muntons. And so many yeast brands. Help a old retired man. Thank you.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I know how it is to be old! Yes, there are many more varieties of EVERYTHING now. You should be able to click on this link, and it will take you to both Cooper's and Munton's Malt Extract Kits.http://store.homebrewheaven.com/Category39As for yeast, many of these "kits" come with the yeast. Check the descriptions. Most hopped extracts do.
1/26/2008 -- I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Here is a video of our shop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XIHeck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
4/19/2007 -- Is this Canned malt extract in liquid form? I am used to the canned malt, adding my owen sugar and yeast.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes. All canned malt extracts are liquid (syrup) form.
1/28/2007 -- I bought 2- 3.75lb. cans Coopers Draught Ale. I want to brew a 5 gallon batch. Am I correct that I will use 1 full can of the malt extract and 2 lbs. more out of the 2nd can? Would that be about right or should I use 2 lbs. of corn sugar instead? Which is better?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Not usually. You see the Cooper's "kits", like this one, are hopped malt extracts. If you add more from the 2nd can, you are also adding more hops. Most people (and this is how the recipe reads) add 2 lbs to 2.5 lbs of corn sugar to one can of extract. As far as the BEST way to do it (in my not so humble opinion), is to use dry malt extract in place of corn sugar. That way you end up with more flavor. Use 2-3 lbs and you will have a richer, fuller, tastier beer in the end.
11/5/2006 -- I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on SaturdaysHere is a video of the place:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XITake a look around!
3/2/2005 -- I'm getting ready to brew a recipe I found in the Brewmaster's Bible. It's an IPA and calls for 9 lbs of light extract. So I ordered nine lbs of M&F plain light. Does that seem like a lot of extract for a 5 gallon batch? Some specialty grains are used, but very little.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, that does seem like a lot for a 5 gallon batch, but not not WAY too much. Most recipes call for 6-8 lbs malt extract syrup.
3/13/2004 -- Will one of these can kits work to make a three gal. batch with out adding more extract?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes. You might find it a bit "hoppy", because the hops are formulated for a 5 gallon batch. Many people like it that way, however.
2/2/2004 -- How much beer will this can (and the others) typically yield?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: They typically make 5 U.S. gallons, which is equivalent to about fifty two 12 oz. beers. Usually, you must add some additional corn sugar, or malt extract, per the recipe.
10/18/2003 -- I have never done this before but would like to buy this product what type of container would I need to make this beer & are there instructions included with this product? or would I need more iteams to make this beer.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You will need a brewing equipment kit to ferment and bottle the beer. You can find them on our website, or follow this link:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Target=products.asp&CategoryID=16
8/7/2003 -- How many gallons of beer does this can yield?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It is possible to make a 5 gallon batch, but this is an unhopped malt extract. You will need to add a few other things...like yeast, hops, and additional "sugars" (dry malt extract is best, but corn sugar will work). Oh yes, water too!
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