Black Moon Rising Recipe

Black Moon Rising

Black Moon Rising (8.5 Litres)

The black moon is a rare occurrence, usually considered a time for new beginnings, and a Foreign Extra Stout is a potion potent enough for such an occasion. Midnight black, with robust malt character, and balanced, yet noticeable hop bitterness, cloaked in a large tan head of foam. Give this one time to mellow, it will prove worth the wait!


  • 1.3kg Winter Dark Ale
  • 250g Robust Malt Extract
  • 250g Smooth Malt Extract
  • Pack of Carbonation Drops


  • Colour: Black
  • Body: Heavy
  • Bitterness: Med/High
  • Approx. Alcohol Level: 7.2% ABV
  • Naturally Carbonated: Natural


Step 1 : Mix

Clean and sanitise all equipment that will come in contact with the brew. Add the Winter Dark Ale, Robust Malt Extract and Smooth Malt Extract to the Fermenting Vessel (FV). Fill the FV with cold water to the 8.5 litre mark. Sprinkle the yeast and fit the lid.

Step 2: Brew

Place the FV in a location out of direct sunlight and try to ferment between 20C-24C. Fermentation should take 7 to 14 days. At around day 7 check the specific gravity (SG). Check the SG again the following day and so on

Step 3:Bottle

The brew is ready once the SG has stabilised over a couple of days. Gently fill clean PET bottles to about 3cm from the top. Add 2 carbonation drops per bottle and secure the caps. Store the bottles upright in a location out of direct sunlight at or above 18C.

Step 4: Enjoy

After at least two weeks, check for sufficient carbonation by squeezing the bottles. Bottles kept unrefrigerated should improve with age. When ready to drink, chill the bottles upright. The chilled beer may be poured into clean glassware, leaving the sediment behind.

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