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BASIC BEER BREWING RECIPE

The Boro Spitfire:

Minimum requirements:
1 x 5 gallon plastic bucket, (ideally with lid)
15 x Rauch flip top bottles or clear plastic Pepsi type bottles
1m x plastic tubing 6 - 8mm (1/4" to 3/8") internal diameter
Drinkable water, ideally potable tap water.
Warm storage space 20 - 30 degC, ideally 25 - 27 degC
1.5 litre jug
Beer hydrometer

Ingredients for 20 litres (4 gallons):
1 case 'Dark Mouse' near beer (24 x 0.33 litre)
8 litres water (same volume as near beer)
2 kg sugar
6 large potatoes, washed and halved
Juice of 1 lemon
500ml bottle dark molasses
250ml jar malt extract (optional)
1 sachet beer yeast

Method:
Cleanliness is next to godliness! Everything should be as clean and sterile as possible.
Fill the bucket and bottles with water and small amount of Chlorox for 2 days.
Wash out the bucket and bottles thoroughly, ideally in hot water.
Place / pour ingredients in the bucket.
Cover bucket with loose fitting top or cloth.
Leave for 5 - 6 days, and check the gravity with the beer hydrometer, if it indicates ready, start bottling, if not ready, check the gravity every few days until it is.

Bottling
Put 1/2 teaspoon of sugar in each bottle
Siphon beer mash into bottles, leaving a 1 inch air gap, avoid siphoning the sediment.
Leave for another week.

Decanting
Pour beer out of the bottles into a serving jug, taking care to leave sediment in the bottle bottom
Sample.

Cheers!