This is my favorite home made beer. You could use the same recipe and vary the flavour by using lighter or darker malt extract, to suite your own taste. I can’t always get the same hops, so vary what I use, but I generally stick to Fuggles or Goldings, if I can.
Check out my blog on the basics of home brewing before you start here.
- 500g coopers amber malt extract
- 35g fuggles/Goldings hops
- 375g sugar
- 12 pints of water
- 1 teaspoon Young’s super wine yeast extract
Meanwhile put your sugar and malt extract into a fermentation bin. Strain the hop water through a colander into the fermentation bin.
Stir well to dissolve all the sugar and malt extract. Pour in 6 pints of cold water and stir.
Check your gravity, it should be around 1040.
Add your yeast and leave to ferment for 3 weeks.
Don’t forget to check your final gravity, if you haven’t already and want to know the percentage of alcohol in your brew.
Add a level teaspoon of sugar to each bottle and siphon the beer into the bottles. Cap the bottles (or use swing tops) and place somewhere warm for 2 days before moving to somewhere cool.
The beer should be ready to drink in 2 weeks, 3 is better.