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Ides of March Ale

Author/Submitted by: Kevin L. Scoles
Servings: 54
Categories: Alcoholic Beverages / Ale / American / Brewing / Coffee / Fruits

1  can  Coopers Ale Kit
1 1/2  pounds  Light dry malt extract
1  pound  Rice syrup
1  cup  Brewed Kenya AA coffee
1/4  pound  Black Patent malt
1/4  pound  Chocolate malt
1/4  pound  40 deg crystal malt
1 1/2  ounces  Willemette whole hops
1/2  cup  Corn sugar - bottling
    Finings (follow directions)

In three gallons of brewing water, put Black Patent and Chocolate malt. Bring to a boil. After boil just starts, strain out grains. Add coffee, crystal malt, rice syrup, dry ME and 1.5 ounce willemette hops. Boil 45 min. Add Cooper Ale Kit, and continue to boil 3 to 5 min. (much longer and the finishing hops in the Coopers kit make the brew bitter). Cool and pitch with Ale yeast from the Cooper Kit. Ferment 7 days. Rack and add finings (or polychlar). When settled, bottle with corn sugar. Original Gravity: 1.046 Final Gravity: 1.012 Primary Ferment: 7 days Secondary Ferment: Until clear.

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