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Beer name

Black Moon Rising

Beer type

craft

Beer type

Beer description The black moon is a rare occurrence, usually considered a time for new beginnings, and a Foreign Extra Stout is a potion potent enough for such an occasion. Midnight black, with robust malt character, and balanced, yet noticeable hop bitterness, cloaked in a large tan head of foam. Give this one time to mellow, it will prove worth the wait! Flavour profile
Colour:
Black
Bitterness:
Med/High
Body:
Heavy
Approx. Alcohol Level:
7.2% ABV
Naturally Carbonated:
Natural

Ingredients

  • 1 x 1.3kg Mr Beer Winter Dark Ale
  • 1 x 250g Mr Beer Unhopped Malt Extract - Robust
  • 1 x 250g Mr Beer Unhopped Malt Extract - Smooth
  • 1 x 72g Mr Beer Carbonation Drops

Step 1 : Mix

  • Clean and sanitise all equipment that will come in contact with the brew.
  • Add the Winter Dark Ale, Robust Malt Extract and Smooth Malt Extract to the Fermenting Vessel (FV).
  • Fill the FV with cold water to the 8.5 litre mark.
  • Sprinkle the yeast and fit the lid (if you have it, use the Krausen Kollar as this brew can produce plenty of foam). 

Step 2: Brew

  • Place the FV in a location out of direct sunlight and try to ferment between 20C-24C.
  • Fermentation should take 7 to 14 days.
  • At around day 7 check the specific gravity (SG).
  • Check the SG again the following day and so on

Step 3:Bottle

 

  • The brew is ready once the SG has stabilised over a couple of days.
  • Gently fill clean PET bottles to about 3cm from the top.
  • Add 2 carbonation drops per bottle and secure the caps.
  • Store the bottles upright in a location out of direct sunlight at or above 18C.

Step 4: Enjoy

  • After at least two weeks, check for sufficient carbonation by squeezing the bottles.
  • Bottles kept unrefrigerated should improve with age.
  • When ready to drink, chill the bottles upright.
  • The chilled beer may be poured into clean glassware, leaving the sediment behind.
  • Expect the alcohol content to be approximately 7.2% ABV.