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Recipe: Annie’s Olde Patterson 0600 Malt Liquor

This extract-based ode to American malt liquor—and to an old friend—gets appropriately large portions of adjuncts and enzyme to boost attenuation. Serve it cold!

Annie Johnson Jan 27, 2024 - 2 min read

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About the enzyme: Glucoamylase is often available at homebrew shops and from brewery suppliers. You might see it under the trade name Ultra-Ferm, sold by White Labs in packages as small as 10 milliliters (or as much as 10 liters for commercial breweries).

This isn’t a refined Czech or German lager; a long lagering phase isn’t necessary. It’s best to carbonate this beer on the higher side—about 2.8 volumes of CO2. Serve it nice and cold in bombers—rolled-up paper bag optional.

For about this recipe and the style, see Malt Liquor: American Nostalgia, Extracted.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.063
FG: 1.003
IBUs: 12
ABV: 7.9%

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Annie Johnson is an experienced R&D brewer, IT specialist, and national beer judge. Her awards include 2013 American Homebrewer of the Year honors.