Originally Posted by LeChuck
Is this stuff completely off shelves by now? Or is there any hope of finding old cans still? It's really a shame, I'd love to try making a batch with the 'original' (atleast I'm assuming the recipe for the 'light hopped' flavor didn't really change over the years). Anyone stockpile cans and have extras they'd part with? Or is there another available brand that is comparable flavor/hop-wise?
Similar story as others - my grandpa used to brew out in his barn using a woodburning stove and an 8 gallon crock (which I found and now keep as a memento). Covered with a cloth and poured into bottles with a dipper. Don't have a recipe, but I'm sure it's similar to what others have described. I believe he was doing this around the 1940s - 60s. Lots of stories of people not being able to walk straight after drinking it
Random question - what was the size of a yeast cake in that timeframe? Most of the Fleischmann's yeast cakes I see in photos were 0.6 oz. The recipes all seem to just call for 1 cake without mentioning the size.
The company is still in business on Groesbeck Ave. in Warren, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, I no longer live in the area, but drove by it last week.
Premier Malt Products Website
Under brewing, and "canned malt extract" they list these products
Natural Hopped Flavor - Light (1kg) Code #70261-00002
Natural Hopped Flavor - Dark (1kg) Code #70261-00003
Natural Hopped Flavor - Pale Dry (1kg) Code #70261-00006
Natural Hopped Flavor - Extra Pale (1kg) Code #70261-00001
Natural Hopped Flavor - Plain (1kg) Code #70261-00004
It might be interesting to contact them and see if they sell to homebrewshops still, or see if you can order from them some of their stuff