Dark Penance CLONE

Malts includes Crystal for sweetness and just enough dark malt to push the color to black. The bitterness is apparent, but balanced by sweetness and alcohol warmth. Hop flavors/aromas range from citrus, floral to pine due to the Chinook and Centennial hops.

5kg Liquid Light Malt
1kg Light Dried Malt
300g Crystal grain
300g Chocolate grain
200g Roasted Barley grain
15g Centennial (9.3% AA) – 40 min
15g Chinook (12.6% AA) – 40 min
20g Centennial – 15 min
20g Chinook – 15 min
15g Centennial – 5 min
15g Chinook – 5 min
15g Centennial – 0 min
15g Chinook – 0 min
45g Centennial – Dry Hop
45g Chinook – Dry Hop
MJ M42, 2x Safale US-05, or WY1272 American Ale II Yeast
½tsp Wyeast Yeast Nutrient
Whirlfloc/Irish Moss

1.A day before, place 10 litres of water in a fridge and chill.
2.Steep grains for 20-30 mins with 3 litres of hot (55c) water.
3.Strain liquid into saucepan. Rinse grain with 1 Litre of hot water into saucepan, discard grain.
4.Add 2 litres of water and 1kg liquid light malt to the saucepan, bring to the boil whilst stirring.
5.Add 15g Centennial and 15g Chinook hops.
6.After 25 minutes, add 20g Centennial and 20g Chinook hops.
7.After 5 minutes, add Whirlfloc or 1tsp Irish Moss.
8.After 5 minutes, add 15g Centennial and 15g Chinook hops. Continue to boil for the l5 more mins.
9.At the end of the 40 minutes, turn off heat and add 15g Centennial and 15g Chinook hops.
10.Add the rest of the malts and ½tsp nutrient, stir to dissolve and create a whirlpool. Place the saucepan in a sink of cool water for 15 minutes.
11.Pour the contents of the saucepan into the fermenter, leaving hop debris behind, top up to 23 litres with chilled water to reach a starting temperature of 18-22°C. Stir vigorously to aerate.
12.Add yeast and ferment as close as possible to 20°C.
13.On Day 4 of fermentation, add the 45g Centennial and 45g Chinook to fermenter.

Bottle or keg when gravity is consistent over two days.