Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Help with recipe
Thread Tools
Old 08-28-2011, 11:40 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 210
Default Help with recipe


I have an AHS Guinness Drought clone I purchased about a year ago. I pretty much forgot about it and never got to brewing it. I was hoping to brew it today, but I can't find the instructions sheet it came with. Maybe someone who has brewed this beer kit before could help out. The one thing I'm not sure of is when to put the hops in and how much (how much for bittering? for flavor?), but I believe the grain steeping is like 15 min at 155 F and the boil is 60 min.

The kit comes with.

5lb liquid Amber Extract
2oz kent golding hops
Muntons Premium Gold Ale Dry Yeast
.5 lb Base Grains, 1.63 lb Specialty Grains

bluedragoon85 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 11:54 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Edmonton Ky
Posts: 1,334
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 51


Not sure but the hops probabily all go in at 60 min but i am not sure. Mabye 1 1/2 at 60 and 1/2 at 10?

Back Nine Brew&Wine
Life don't get better than a beer and a pepper.
What I am brewing is now a mystery
Clann is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 12:17 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Louisville, KY, KY
Posts: 869
Liked 24 Times on 22 Posts


Just email AHS. They will be more than happy to help. You can also use beer smith or a similar program to dial in your own schedule.
mrduna01 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 12:22 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Golddiggie's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Between here and there, and everywhere
Posts: 11,943
Liked 485 Times on 423 Posts
Likes Given: 266


With that all about a year old, unless it was stored properly, it probably won't come out nearly as you expect. For one thing, if the hops weren't in the freezer, they've faded to a pale shadow of their former selves. If the grain was milled, and not vacuum packed/sealed, and kept cool, it's probably stale (test it). Not sure about the LME, but I think you're pushing the shelf life there too.

I would mention it to AHS to see what they recommend. Either brew it, taking what you get, or get fresh ingredients where you need to and brew it.
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine
Golddiggie is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 12:58 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Glenville, NY
Posts: 278
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1


Since AHS usually vacuum seals the hops and grain, you're probably okay. Not sure about the LME since they're usually sent in taped jars. Yeast may depend on expiration date, but it may still be okay depending on how it was stored. Perhaps make a starter first to be safe?

WhineinAlbany is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cane sugar in Extract Recipe/DIPA recipe jmb5x4 Extract Brewing 4 01-21-2010 06:19 AM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads