This memorial day weekend I’m brewing Righteous American Real Ale – a recipe from The Complete Joy of Homebrewing which describes it as:
brewed in a style of the “ordinary bitter” served in parts of London and in hop country to the south. It is created with American hops, making exquisitely flavorful ale with a beautiful American hop aroma.
This recipe is a step up from the simple beer kits in that the wort is created by boiling dried malt extract and hops.
The big lesson learned this time: wort takes a while to cool down to room temperatures in order to pitch the yeast. In the future, have an ice bath ready.