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Barrel Bottom Black Bitter

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Barrel Bottom Black Bitter

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Beer Style: American Brown Ale  (10C)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

American Brown Ale


Barrel Bottom is a very dark, rich and bitter brew with a full head of tan foam. It could pass as a stout. The only bad part is that my 5 gallons is almost gone, in less than two months. Ingredients were obtained from William's Brewing, the Australian extract is their darker variety.


  • 6 pounds, Australian dark malt extract syrup
  • 2/3 pounds, chocolate malt
  • 1/3 pound, crystal malt
  • 2 ounces, Perle hops
  • 1-1/2 ounces, Cascade hops
  • Burton liquid ale yeast

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Soak malt in a pot of hot water for 1 hour. While soaking, begin boiling Australian dark malt with the Perle hops. After 1 hour, add Cascade hops and turn off heat. Steep about 30 minutes. Strain everything into primary and add cold water to bring volume to 5 gallons. Pitch yeast when cool.