Heres a recipe I ran across for an Old Ale. The author was trying for an approximation of Old Peculiar, but said this turned out different.
I'm looking for a Usher's 1824 Particular recipe myself ; can anyone dig one up for extract/steeping brew.
Old and Faded Ale
6.6 lbs. Muntons Amber Malt Extract
1 lb. Wheat Dry Malt Extract
1 lb. Organic Black Molasses
0.25 lbs. Caramunich (crushed)
0.16 lbs. Special B (crushed)
2 tps. Barton Water Salts (added after steep)
1.5 oz. Northern Brewer (@ 60 mins)
0.50 oz. Kent Goldings (@ 40 mins)
0.50 oz. Fuggle (@ 30 mins)
1 oz. Fuggle (last min)
White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale Yeast with quart starter
Carb drops for priming
Note: All grains steeped in 2.5 gals at 150 degrees for 60 mins.
Starting S.G. 1.068
Final S.G. 1.016
Color 15 SRM
Racked to Secondary: 03-12-05
Tasting notes: Wow. It turned out much different than I planned. I was expecting an "Old Peculiar" and got something much different. Full body, great hoppy smell, and smooth.