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Beer Style: Old Ale
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons
This recipe is for one of my favorite old ales---Old Peculier. It comes from Dave Line's book Brewing Beers Like Those You Buy.
This recipe uses saccharin, but I will not use this in my beer; instead I may add brewer's licorice or lactose for sweetness. The amount of fermentables also seems low; I would add a pound or two of light extract to increase the gravity to the mid-fifties. The recipe also calls for priming with 3 ounces of black treacle, which is molasses. This seems low, and it also seems that different brands would contain different amounts of fermentable sugar.
Source: Mike Fertsch