Originally Posted by hampshirebrewer
1/4 lb (4 oz) licorice root sounds like a lot. 1-2 oz should be plenty but the sweetness of the licorice root could offset the bitterness of the essentia bina
The linseed part sounds grim. I wonder if this is one of those adulterated porters that led to laws banning such stuff from beer (I've also wondered if this kind of recipe inspired Papazian's musings on the tumultuous porter recipe)
I'm finally brewing this tomorrow!!! I found the recipe and printed it off again, and noticed that it's not 1/4lb (4oz) of Licorice root, it's 1/4oz. So... heres how it's gonna go down:
I'm brewing 3gallons (half of the recipe). I'm mashing
5.5lbs Maris Otter
Making "Colour" in the boil kettle with dark brown sugar
and running wort into it.
adding .5oz EKG, .5 Fuggles (Leaf) as a FWH
1/8oz Licorice Root
1.5oz Grated Ginger
1/4oz "Capsicum" (Cayenne Pepper)
2oz or more essentia bina
.5oz EKG & Fuggles
Wyeast 1028 London Ale
Thinking about Oak in the secondary?
And thinking about toasted oats, and wheat malt, and thinking that if the color isnt right, i have some roasted barley and patent around.