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Clean Out the Closet

Classification: pale ale, extract

Source: Mike White (, HBD Issue #2018, 4/24/96

Here's the final results of my latest batch. Actually it turned out very good. Nice and dark but no heavy burnt taste. It probably could have used a little more hops, or maybe fresher hops. The alcohol content is rather low and the flavor is excellent, good head too. This beer takes on a decidedly bitter taste when overchilled. Best consumed cool but not cold.

Ingredients: (for 2 gallons)


What I did: Placed Munton's & Roast Barley in grain bag and put in pot with 2 1/2 gallons of cold water. Brought water to a boil. Removed grain bag as soon as water started boiling. Added Willamette Hops and Laaglander DME. Boiled for 1 hour. Added Northern Brewer hops and boiled 5 more minutes. Cooled and added to fermenter. Pitched Canadian Ale yeast, oops forgot to rehydrate it first. Waited 3 days, no activity, yeast must have been too old. Repitched with rehydrated Irish Stout yeast which showed good activity within 8 hours. Fermented until done. Bottled with 1/2 cup corn sugar. Aged 2 weeks