Thursday, February 01, 2007
This is probably the primary reason I got into homebrewing. With a case of Guinness, in my neck of the woods, costing around 35 bucks, it doesn't take a genius to fiqure out that it is cheaper to make your own. The original recipe is for an all-grain brewer, but I have listed the substitutions for the extract brewer.Ingredients:
7 pounds, Crushed pale malt2 pounds, Flaked barley
1 pound, crushed roast barley1 ounce, bullion hops
3 ounces, northern brewer hops1 tsp. CaCO3 (if you are in a soft water area)
yeast starter made from a bottle of Guinness or a liquid yeastOG: 1045-1053
Extract brewers: Substitute 2 cans of a light extract for the 7 pounds of pale malt. Also, if you don't want to make a yeast starter use Whitelabs Irish Ale yeast or Wyeast Irish Ale yeast.I generally boil at 60 minutes, 30 minutes and 15 minutes and add my hops in at those intervals. At the 15 minute mark, I also use Irish moss to help settle the solids.