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From: roberts%studguppy@LANL.GOV (Doug Roberts @ Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Subject: Ah! Back in the saddle again...
Date: 1989-09-01 17:48:45 GMT


A little over two years ago we bought a house & immediately entered the
remodel mode. I made a pledge to myself that I wasn't going to make
any beer until the bathroom was done (the incentive program).

Well, the bathroom's _almost_ done, so I ordered about $100 worth of
ingredients from Great Fermentations of Santa Rosa (what a great
company! they have good stuff & two-day delivery). Last evening when I
got home at about 8:00 there were the goodies on my front porch, and I
couldn't wait; I stayed up till 11:00 making a batch. I decided to try
something simple, yet a little different than anything I've done
before -- here's the recipe, which I think I'll call Clara Bell:

7# Light syrup, unhopped (a really tasty, _light_ syrup)
1# Clara Pils, cracked (this is a source of dextrin: anybody had
experience with it?)
1# Light crystal, cracked
1.5 oz Hallertauer Hops Pellets
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp citric acid
2 1/2 tsp yeast nutrient
2 TBLS Irish moss

I first put the Clara Pils & crystal in a 2 gallon pot with 170 - 180
degree water for an hour, stirring occasionally. I then sparged it
into the boiling pot with enough hot water for a volume of about 3
1/2 gallons, added the syrup & 1 oz of hops. I boiled for an hour,
adding the Irish moss during the last half hour and the other 1/2 oz
hops during the last 10 minutes. I then added the salt, citric &
nutrient and plunked it into the primary. The wort had a start
S.G.(corrected) of 1.059. This morning it was cool enough (~75 F), so
I pitched two packets of Munton & Fisson.

I _can't_ wait to taste it! I can't _believe_ I went 2 1/2 years
without making any beer!


Douglas Roberts |
Los Alamos National Laboratory |When choosing between two evils,
Box 1663, MS F-602 |I always like to try the one
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 |I've never tried before.
(505)667-4569 | |

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