This was my first brew on the old shop system. I had experimented with different historical techniques. Most of my inspiration was from Cindy Renfrow's book "A Sip Through Time" and several "Brewing Techniques" magazine articles.
My initial calculations suggest I was going to get a smaller second runnings beer, but was pleasantly surprised to get two substantial beers. This is an ancient technique whee the brewer can obtain multiple beers from the same grain, thus conserving resources.
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Special Instructions / Notes:
Collect only first runnings from the mash. Add enough water in the boil kettle to bring the total volume to 6.5 gallons. Boil 60 minutes.
Add additional mash water and mash again for 20 minutes. Collect the second runnings to make a 60 shilling beer. Use the same hopping, and yeast additions, and boil 60 minutes.
For both beers, ferment at 65 degrees.