Stock # HBS002
· 6.6 pounds light liquid malt extract
· 1-pound 40L Crystal malt
· 2-ounces Northern Brewer hops (flavor)
· 1-ounce Cascade hops (aroma)
· 1 muslin grain bag
· 2 muslin hops bags
Prior to brewing, hydrate the yeast in a sterile jar with 1 cup of warm water, a teaspoon of corn sugar and a pinch of yeast nutrient. Set the starter aside with a sterile covering while brewing.
Crush grains and place inside muslin bag. Steep the grains in 1 gallon of water at 165 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Remove the grains from the water, add the malt extracts, and raise to a boil. Set the timer for 60 minutes. With 40 minutes remaining, add 1-ounce of Northern Brewer hops. With 20 minutes remaining, add the other 1-ounce of Northern Brewer hops. With 10 minutes remaining, add the Cascade hops.
Add three gallons of chilled water to a clean and sterile fermenter. Strain the wort into the pot and add enough cold water to bring up to 5¼ gallons. Add the yeast when the temperature is below 80 degrees F. Leave in a cool, dark place (70 - 75 degrees F.) The character of steam beer comes from using lager yeast, but fermenting at ale temperatures.
The wort should ferment for 7 to 15 days. Bottle when bubbling stops.
O.G. 1.050-1.055 Alcohol Content: ~ 5.2%