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Noah Body 2008 Presidential Ale

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

It's not even 2008 and the race for the next President is on. Personally, I don't like any of the candidates from either the Democrats or the Republicans. So I've decided to support Noah Body for 2008. Reason why? Because of this great scotch ale recipe. Strong and bold, just like any President should be.

Actually, this recipe is from "The Homebrewer's Recipe Guide" page 110. I just thought it would be great to mix a little politics with beer. Just like during the Revolutionary War days. So grab a tankard and check this recipe out.

10 pounds light malt extract
1 pound crystal malt 40L
2 ounces chocolate malt
1 cup light brown sugar
2 ounces Williamette hops
1/2 teaspoon gypsum
1 teaspoon Irish moss
1 package yeast (Scottish ale is preferred)
3/4 cup corn sugar

Steep crushed crystal and choclate malts at 155 degrees for 30 minutes

Remove spent grains and add the malt extract, brown sugar, gypsum and hops

Boil for 1 hour addint the Irish Moss during the last 10 minutes

Cool wort and pitch yeast

Ferment for 10 to 14 days and then transfer to secondary fermenter for 7 to 10 days

Bottle using the corn sugar and age for about 2 weeks

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