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X: Easy extract beer recipe

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Registered Member
Sep 4, 2016
Tampa, Florida
The name of this beer is X.
For 22.7 liters = 6 US gallons, 1.055, 29 IBU, 5.9% abv
6 lbs extra light dry malt extract (Briess or Munton's)
1 lb Carapils malt, crushed, for steeping
1 lb honey (variety is your choice)
3 oz Liberty hop pellets (4.6%AA)
Irish moss per instructions or 1/4 tsp Supermoss
1/2 packet Knox Gelatine
2 packets US-05 or Nottingham yeast
Sufficient DME for batch priming.

The night before, boil and cool three gallons of water, then store in fridge in gallon jugs. On brew day, steep crushed carapils in brewpot in 3 US gallons of water for 30 minutes at 155°F, then remove grain (a cotton filter bag or cheesecloth is handy for this). Boil first ounce of hops for 30 minutes, then add second ounce and boil for 15 minutes. Then add DME and supermoss (carageenan), and dissolve. Bring back to a boil for 15 minutes. Turn heat off, remove from heat, add honey and last ounce of hops, stir to dissolve, and allow to sit covered for 15 minutes (to pasteurize honey). Cool the wort. Pour one gallon of refrigerated water into fermentor, followed by wort, in a way that encourages oxygen uptake. Stir and add remaining water, leaving room for yeast. Rehydrate yeast according to instructions. Pitch yeast. A blowoff tube will probably be necessary. Ferment at 65 to 68°F.

After primary fermentation is complete, siphon to secondary. After three weeks, add rehydrated gelatin and reduce temperature to 50°F over the course of five days.

Batch prime and bottle, ideally in bottles at least 500 ml.


Registered Member
Dec 27, 2013
Hi, @laripu. I'm interested to try your recipe. I'll get back to you after trying it out. Thanks for posting here.


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Nov 3, 2014
Ironhelmet just doesn't get it. I have pointed the same out before. Dragging up post many years old
African Bronze Honey - 50% off for GotMead members