20 minute boil with two pounds of Northern Brewer wheat extract with hops as listed. Should yield 19.6 IBU's. Add other four pounds of extract and honey as late addition at flame out. Cool and add pre-boiled water to make five gallons of wort and pitch super yeast. Soak 24 oz. dried apricots in large bottle of apricot nectar over night. Boil for 20 min (add pectin if desired). Puree in blender (add more nectar if needed). Add to fermenter at the three day mark along with four ounces more honey. Ferment out and bottle with 2/3's cup sugar, 2 oz. of apricot extract and 4 oz. lactose added to the bottling bucket. Store at room temp for 7 days, refrigerate 7 days and enjoy.
Plain wort was very nice. Apricot puree should add 12 points according to program and I added that to the OG. I added 4 oz. honey to apricots when boiling and add that with the three day addition. Bottled after allowing to ferment at 75F for six days to finish, and final gravity was an amazing 1.005! That super yeast must like to eat. Smelled very good with much apricot aroma. After nearly two weeks in the bottle it was an awesome brew. Very aromatic and tastes of apricots a lot. Just an excellent brew. If I had to be critical I might cut the extract to a single ounce, but it is super just like it is if you don't have to have a tart, bitter brew to be happy.
6 lbs Northern Brewer Wheat Extract
2.5 #'s Apricot puree
10 oz honey
1.0 oz Cascade (20 min) Hops 6.4 AA
0.25 oz Fuggles (10 min) 4.5 AA
San Diego Super WLP090
4 oz lactose (bottling)
2 oz apricot extract (bottling)
2/3rds cup corn sugar (bottling)
Northern Brown Ale
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