From the HBD Archive
From: Elaine May <> <elaine@hpmtlem>
Subject: Geordie Brew
Date: 1990-02-20 15:07:47 GMT

> I am nearly ready to bottle my very first batch of homebrew. I used
> a brew kit Geordi Yorkshire Bitter, has anyone used this before, if
> so do you have any comments?

I recently made some pretty decent brown ale from two Geordie Extra
Strong Ale kits. I am not a very experienced brewer, having only made
a half-dozen or so batches. However, this beer was (I thought) quite good.

Here is the recipe:
2 cans Geordie Extra Strong Ale
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups corn sugar
1/2 lb crystal malt
1/2 cup maltodextrin
1/2 tsp Irish Moss
1 oz Willamette leaf hops

Bring grain to boil in 1 gallon water; remove grain when water starts to
boil. Add another 1/2 gallon of water & bring to boil again. Add extract
and sugars, boil for 15 minutes. Add Irish Moss and hops for last 5
minutes of the boil. Put it in the fermenter with enough water to make
5 gallons. Add ale yeast, and wait. (OSG = 1057, FSG = 1018).

The beer is a brown ale with sweetness from the sugars & crystal malt;
not much hop flavor. The maltodextrin contributes a strange slightly
syrupy quality (I think) -- I might leave it out next time. Anyway, I
thought it was a nice, drinkable brown ale. Good luck with your brewing!

Elaine May
HP Manufacturing Test Division Loveland CO -OR-

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