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Fountain Head Black Magic

Thursday, May 22, 2008

This recipe is taken from
Victory Beer Recipes and makes 2 1/2 gallons

3 1/3 pounds Munton and Fison old ale kit malt extract
2 1/2 pounds Munton and Fison light dry malt extract
6 ounces black patent malt
6 ounces roasted barley
6 ounces caramel malt 40 degree
1 1/2 ounces Nugget hops - 60 minutes
1/2 ounce Nugget hops - 10 minutes
1 1/2 teaspoons gypsum
1 packet Red Star champagne yeast
2 ounces corn sugar to prime

Boiling time 60 minutes
Primary fermentation 7 weeks at 70 degrees
Secondary fermentation 6 weeks at 70 degrees

Crush grains and add to 3 quarts cold water. Slowly raise temperature to gentle simmer and hold for 10 minutes. Sparge with 2 quarts hot water. Add to brewpot to make 3 gallons. Heat to boil and add malt extract.


Brad - Daily Blog Tips For The Masses said...

Looks pretty good!

Quite time consuming though, @ 7 weeks for fermentation. Would it not be easier to go out and buy a pint of beer at your local pub??

Then again, this entire blog is about making home brewed beer. So good job on that, the tutorials are easy to follow.

Brad @


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