10 December 2005

posted by benjy edwards

I was leaning toward brewing a pale ale of some sort, but one of the two yeast cultures I had (London Ale) was last used in the Black Chocolate Stout recipe, and so it was very dark and probably shouldn’t be pitched into a very light coloured ale.  While not a brown ale or porter, the Black Sheep Special Ale clone I chose to brew is quite dark for a pale ale, just a little bit lighter than the typical brown ale.  Original gravity was 1.052, and it was hopped with Fuggles and Goldings.  The other yeast strain, used for the first time, from a starter, was British Ale.  No other batches were racked; I left the Black Chocolate Stout to sit in secondary for another week.

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