LFD's Light Honey Ale
- 2 tsp. gypsum
- 4 lbs. light dry malt extract
- 3 lbs. orange blossom honey
- 4 oz. Cascade hops (5.8% alpha)
- Liquid ale yeast
- 3/4 cup dextrose
Step by Step:
Boil extract, honey, water crystals and 2 oz. Cascade hops in 1 gallon of water for 50 minutes. Add 1 oz. Cascade and boil 10 minutes more. Add 1 oz. Cascade hops after heat is cut off. Cool wort, bring to 5 gallons, and pitch yeast. Follow your typical fermentation procedure, priming with dextrose before bottling.
Use dark extract for a light-bodied dark beer. Try a different type of honey. Substitute hop varieties - perhaps Fuggles for first two additions and Goldings for dry hop.