wolvesbrew wrote:My 6th grain brew this weekend and as been as i just recie my copy of Grahams book im opting to try the Guinness recipe.
Has anyone tried this and what do you think, are there any alterations i can do to improve or shall i just trust the recipe?
Here's what I wrote on Jim's about the same subject.
From Dave Line in the late 1970's via Graham Wheeler to the present day the basic recipe for Guinness is this.
3500 gm Pale Malt
1000 gm Flaked Barley
500 gm Roast Barley
Target hops 38 gm
If you want to splash out on a liquid Guinness yeast so much the better
Temporary hard water is best. If you live in a soft water area add 1 teaspoon Calcium Carbonate ( ground chalk
Yesterday I was browsing Advanced Home Brewing by Ken Shales written in 1972 and guess what the recipe was almost the same save for the fact that he used malt extract and black malt as probably roasted barley would have been difficult to get hold of in those days but the ratios were the same. If the recipe has remained basically the same for over forty years I don't think it's worthwhile trying to change it
I brewed 50 litres to GW's recipe a couple of weeks ago and it is delicious