Spitting Feathers

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Spitting Feathers

Munton’s Gold- Highland Heavy Ale


Scotland and Northern Ireland Call

Centuries ago in the highlands of Scotland, small breweries began producing rich, dark hoppy ales known locally as ‘Heavy’. In addition ‘Light’ beers were also brewed which are known south of the border as Milds. But it was always a pint of ‘Heavy’ which typified the highlander’s preference. Muntons Gold enables you to brew this distinctive bitter, with its dark, malty flavour balanced by a generous helping of hops. to enjoy Highland heavy Ale at its best, serve at cellar temperature.

These kits are made from premium malts produced at our own maltings in Stowmarket, Suffolk – The very heart of the granary of England. the malt is crushed, mashed and sparged to extract the true brewers wort, to which we add hops before boiling. Finally we evaporate the wort to concentrate the liquid into a viscous form. When you make beer from a Muntons Gold kit you simply replace the water that we have removed and then carry on the traditional practise of brewing. The beer you make will taste great within weeks, but will also mature with age.

To appreciate this superb quality, try to keep a few bottles aside for 6 months or so.

Contains 3Kg of beer malt. This beer kit does not require any initial brewing sugar or malts. Prime as you would any other beer kit.

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HOW TO CALCULATE THE ABV (Alcohol By Volume) for Beers and Ales

1 – If you use 1kg of spitting Feathers’ brewing sugar you will produce a good quality beer with avg of 4.5 to 5% ABV.


2 – If you were to use 1kg (2x500gs) of dry malt extract (DME) – the colour appropriate to the type of beer (see colour guide below), you will produce a beer slightly higher in ABV yet at the same time retaining its body.

OR The Spitting-Feathers’ RECOMMENDATION!

3 – However, we recommend to you, to use 1.5kg of unhopped liquid malt extract (LME) – again the colour appropriate to the type of beer being made (see colour guide below).

The use of a LME will undoubtedly produce a beer of pure quality, depth, body and flavour than options 1 or 2 above. The ABV will be determined by the use of a hydrometer

Your Guide to Fermentable Sugars ADD THIS

Colour guide to the use of DME (2) or LME (3) above.

  • Light - for lagers or any golden beers/ales.
  • Medium - for amber beers ie brown ales.
  • Dark – for stouts/porters and other dark beers.
  • Wheat – for all wheat beers.
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