|Double Order Of Novacaine Ingredients|
1 Can West Coast Pale Ale HME
1 Can St. Patrick's Irish Stout HME
1 Can Golden Wheat UME
2 Cans Pale Export UME
2 Packets Sterling Pellet Hops
2 Packets Northern Brewer Pellet Hops
1 Pouch Wyeast 1056 - American Ale Liquid Yeast
2 Muslin Hop Sacks
DirectionsStand extract cans in hot water and pour OneStep cleanser mix on lids
Place Wyeast 1056 yeast in warm location and smack pouch 3-6 hours before pitching
Boil 11 quarts of filtered water
Add 1 ounce Northern Brewer hops with 5 minutes remaining to boil
Remove from heat and add all extracts
Add 1 ounce Sterling hops in muslin hop sack
Use wort chiller to cool wort to 70° F
Raise to 70°F over days 19 to 21 then remove hops sacks and rack to secondary fermenter
Cold condition secondary fermenter for 1 week at 34° F
Bottle prime with cane sugar and carbonate for 21 days at 70° F
Condition For 8 months between 60-74° F
To brew the Novacaine recipe I pretty much followed the instructions that shipped with the ingredients. The only 2 things I did differently was to boil the Northern Brewer hops for 5 minutes and do a full wort boil then used my wort chiller to cool the wort down to 70F for pitching. Mr. Beer said to bring the water to a boil then turn off the flame and toss in the Northern Brewer hops, last time I boiled them for 5 minutes as well and the Novacaine tasted great.
|I Gave The Northern Brewer Hops A 5 Minute Full Wort Boil|
I was able to do a boil enough water to completely fill the Mr. Beer fermenters without having to add any cold makeup water. Doing it this way makes having a wort chiller a necessity as it allows you to cool the wort down very quickly to the exact pitching temperature of the yeast. I want all conditions possible to be idea so the yeast can take off quickly and begin a healthy fermentation, especially with a high gravity recipe like Novacaine.
|Cooling The Wort Down To 70F Took 15 Minutes|
|Both Kegs Fermenting In 66F Room After 1 Hour|
|12 Hours Later A Healthy Primary Fermentation Was Underway|
I bottled up both batches and added 1.5 teaspoons of pure can sugar to each 1 liter bottle for priming the natural carbonation.
|These Will Be fully Conditioned By Thanksgiving Day|
|Nothing Says Happy Thanksgiving Like Novacaine!|
I plan to brew this same recipe again next March and this time bottle some of them up in 12 ounce longnecks so they're easier to give out to friends and family around the holidays.