Roasted barley and wheat malts combine to give hints of malt chocolate and a creamy texture, with subtle hopping and a pillowy head and a light, creamy finish.
MJ Tyneside Brown Ale
1kg Liquid Amber Malt Extract
1kg Liquid Wheat Malt Extract
150g Chocolate malt grain
100g Special B malt grain
50g Roast barley malt grain
50g Rolled oats or Rolled barley
20g Willamette (4.7% AA) – 10min boil
Safale S-04 Yeast
A day before preparing recipe place 15 litres of water in closed containers in a fridge and chill*.
1. Steep grains for 10mins with 1 litre of hot tap water (not boiling), adding strained liquid (no grains) to a large saucepan. Discard the grains.
2. Add another 3 litres of water, 1kg Amber liquid malt, 20g Willamette hops, and boil for 10mins.
3. Pour the Mangrove Jack’s Tyneside Ale into the fermenter.
4. Pour the hot wort into the fermenter, using some to rinse the can.
5. Add 1kg Liquid Wheat Malt and stir well to dissolve and aerate.
6. Add 15 litres of chilled water and top up to 23 litres with either hot or cold water to adjust the starting temperature as close as possible to 20°C.
7. Add yeast and ferment as close as possible to 20°C. Bottle or Keg beer when gravity is consistent over two days.
Tips for temperature control:
-Use the chilled water to reach a satisfactory temperature and add yeast immediately.
-Maintain a cool even temperature in the fermenter.
-Place the fermenter in a tray and wrap it in a blanket with an end in a container of water.
-Placing the fermenter on a concrete slab can also help to keep the temperature constant.
–Use a Brewing Thermostat and a fridge for optimum brewing conditions all year round.
Equipment needed for mead making:
– 4 Litre Pot
– Medium Funnel
– 2 x 5L Demijohns
– Bored Bung
– Solid Bung
-To make oak spirit use a 4-5 Litre wide neck glass jar, use around 200-300g of oak blocks or chips and 1 litre of vodka/neutral spirit. Soak for at least 14 days but the flavour intensifies the longer you leave the oak soaking. When ready, strain the oak out by passing it through filter wool in a funnel.