Henry Weinhard Dark Beer clone
- 7 lbs. John Bull dark malt extract
- 2 oz. Fuggle hop pellets (4.3% alpha acid) for 30 min.
- 2 oz. Willamette hop pellets (4.4% alpha acid) for 2 min.
- Edme ale yeast (11.5 g.)
- 3/4 cup corn sugar for priming
Step by Step:
Dissolve malt extract into 3 gal. water and bring to slow rolling boil. Total boil is 60 min.
Boil for 30 min. and add Fuggle hops. Boil 28 min. more and add Willamette hops. Boil 2min. more. Remove kettle from heat, cover, and allow to settle for 10 min. Chill wort and transfer to primary fermenter. Add enough cold, preboiled water to bring wort to 5 gal.
Pitch yeast at 75° to 78°F.
Ferment at 65° to 70° F for four to seven days, then rack into secondary fermenter and let finish until cleared and airlock has completely stopped moving. Rack into bottling bucket. Add corn sugar dissolved in 1 cup boiled water. Condition at 65° to 70° F for at least two weeks in bottles.