A rich, Amber coloured American Ale which produces 40 pints at an average 5.4% ABV
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A smooth, rich refreshing American Style Pale Ale which uses 3kgs of Malt Extract and 640g of Brewing Sugar (provided) to produce 40 pints at an average ABV of 5.4%. Fermentation, using the specialist Newcastle Dark Ale Yeast strain provided, will take approximately 15 days depending upon the ambient temperature, and the finishing gravity will be around 1015-1018.
The rich caramel and toffee maltiness of the beer is balanced by the use of 100g of mixed Pacific Jade, Cluster and Summit finishing hops which add strong Spicy Blackcurrant, Pine and Pink Grapefruit flavours and aromas. The finishing hops are in pellet form and are added during the last few days of primary fermentation.
The kit includes a pack of priming sugar which is sufficient for bottling at standard rates. If barrelling the beer, it may be safer to use only 75g of it. The beer will be ready for drinking as soon as it has cleared, but it will be at its best if you can leave it to mature for around 4 weeks after bottling or barrelling and if consumed within 3-4 months of manufacture.
As with most American style beers, it should preferably be served chilled, or in a chilled glass if storing in a barrel.