Dark amber in color and rich in flavor, this "big brew" will give you a warming sensation all the way down. At around 8% ABV, it is the type of beer that we like to call a "Stay-at-Home" beer. Because it's so complex, give this brew about 6 months to condition. It's worth it.
1 Can Blackrock Nut Brown Ale
1 Can Blackrock lager
1 Can Blackrock unhopped wheat
2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lids of hopped extracts)
60 grams Cascade hops
60 grams Willamette or Fuggles hops
2 Muslin Hop Sacks
3 Cups Honey
Place both varieties of pellet hops into 2 separate hop sacks tying it closed, then trim away excess material.
Follow the instructions on the back of your Blackrock lager can. Add hot water to your 2 cans of malt extract and 3 cups of honey. Put your hop sacks in and stir vigorously to mix well. Make volume up to 22.5 litres at a temperature between 18 to 28 degrees celcius.NB Your hop sacks stay in the fermenter for the fermentation.
Sprinkle yeast into fermenter and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Stir vigorously again, then screw on lid.
Ferment at a consistent temperature within the range stated above for approximately 2 weeks until a consistent hydrometer reading is achieved 2 days in a row.