Homebrew: Round 2

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.

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