Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Old Conkerwood Black Ale

This is the first of the two premium kits I bought on sale at CAD$5 when they were originally priced for CAD$29.95! I have been satisfied with my Festa Brew Lager so I am betting those premium kits are a lot better than those standard kits that range from CAD$7 - CAD$15.

The reason they were on sale were because they passed their expiry date by 2 or 3 years, but knowing sugar does not go bad unless it is exposed to oxygen things should be fine.


  • Hopped Malt Extract
  • 3.5 litres tap water (boiled)
  • Yeast
  • Topped with bottled water to make approximately 23 litres
The Brewing Process (07.05.11):
  • Let cans of malt extract stand in hot water to soften up malt extract.
  • Rehydrated yeast in 1/2 gallon water.
  • Boiled 3.5 litres tap water.
  • Poured water and malt extract in fermentation pail and topped with cold spring water to make 23 litres.
  • Used heat strap to maintain 75ºF - 80ºF temperature range.
  • O.G. 1.044 (5.5%)
Observation (07.05.15):
  • Fermentation process seems completed, ready to bottle any time.


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