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From: florianb%tekred.cna.tek.com@RELAY.CS.NET
Subject: Pales, etc
Date: 1989-02-11 00:45:41 GMT

In homebrew digest #72, Joseph Palladino asks:

>CAN ANYONE OUT THERE MAKE A DECENT EXTRACT BEER????????????????

Yes. In previous digests or in rec.food.drink, I provided my secret
for brewing a high quality extract ale, using 7 #'s of Steinbart's
amber ale extract (or equivalent). Two oz of one of the stronger hops
like Cascade work well, and a half-oz of Kent Goldings for finishing
leaves a good aroma. NB: this brew results in a chill haze, which I
don't pay any attention to, since I don't care (I don't wash my
windshield very often either.) about it. I am so impressed with this
ale that I can't seem to make enough of it. Mail me for details.

I echo Joseph's other comments about requesting pale ale recipes. I
believe it is possible to make a good pale ale using extracts in place
of freshly mashed malted barley. May I suggest adding to 2 gallons
water 1# of cracked crystal malt, 1/8# cracked roasted malted barley,
heat to boiling and remove the specialty grains when boiling
commences. Add the extract (use 6# or more) and boil with two oz
strong hops for 30 minutes. Boil finishing hops for last five
minutes. This will result in a good pale ale, but not an excellent
pale ale. It will lack sweetness and aroma. Can anyone suggest how to
make it better?

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