I have an old family recipe from my grand parents from the late 1800's that is very close to this recipe, It used 3 pound of Blue Ribbon malt extract and 3 pounds of table sugar in six gallons of water and bread yeast. It was bottled when the fermentation was almost finished (two bubbles rising per minute in a water glass of wort) Bottle and store in a cool cellar for two weeks. covering the bottles with a horse blanket was suggested. (flak vest?) I have made this beer it did not taste like modern American filtered, carbonated rain barrel water.