A barley wine in the Stockport manner! When we were young and stupid, or brave! We used to drink it with a half of mild in a pint pot. I don't remember what happened by the end of the evening....In most Stockport pubs they'll only serve it in a half pint glass to stop you finding out!
Og Is about 1060, which will give you about 7.5% -- So GO EASY!
1. 1.5kg Amber malt extract(Coopers)
2 1kg lt dried malt extract
3. 55g Cascade Hops(packed in 110g-just use half the packet)
4. 250g Crystal Malt
Boil 1 , 4 and 3 in as much water as possible( about three gallons is best but you can use much less)
After 30 mins boil strain off into a clean sterilised bucket and add no 2 . Stir well to dissolve
Make up to 3 gallons with cold water and leave to cool below 24 C
Add yeast and leave to ferment for about 7 days or until all signs of fermentation have finished.(Bubbles stop rising)
-Syphon off into a barrel or bottles using ½ teaspoon of sugar per pint to prime bottles or 50 to 100 g to a pressure barrel.
Leave in a warm place for 5 days then into a cool place to clear----Cheers!
This beer is best bottled and stored for about 6 months. Then treat with respect!
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