The Legend of Spock's Beer - Part 2 - The Recipe
So what goes into Spock's Beer anyway?

Turns out that the original Spock's Beer was brewed using a rather simple, but very reliable, recipe.
For 5 gallons

This is a quick and easy summer recipe that tastes great after only a couple weeks in the bottle, and is even light enough for your commercial beer-drinking friends. Hop bitterness is provided in the hopped kit, which means the amount of time you will spend at the stove should be less than half an hour.
  • 4 Lb. can Alexander's Pale Malt extract
  • 3.3 Lb. can John Bull American Beer (hopped kit)
  • 1/2 tsp. Irish Moss
  • 1/2 oz. Caskades hop pellets (8 min)
  • Wyeast #1084 Irish Liquid Ale yeast or Whitbread Dry Ale yeast
  • 3/4 cup dextrose (corn sugar) to prime
Bring malts to boil in approximately 1 1/2 gallons of water. Immediately add Irish Moss finings. Your total boiling time will be 15 minutes. With 8 minutes remaining, add hop pellets. Strain the wort into a fermenter; top to 5 gallons; cool to between 65F & 75F; pitch yeast. Optional: rack to a secondary fermenter after 3 days.
  • O.G. = 1.041
  • F.G. = 1.011
This beer tends to mature very quickly, and may be ready to drink in as little as one week after bottling. Try one after 7 days and find out!
Credit where credit is due:

I cannot claim credit for this recipe. I obtained it from the monthly flyer of BrewAmerica of Merrifield, VA, where it was originally entitled "Credence Cream Ale Revival". Sadly, BrewAmerica has since gone out of business.
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