Matt Lucey (184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 02:14 am: ||
I am getting ready to do my first 10 gallon batch and am curious how my recipe looks. So far my all grain batches have been in order, SSoS, B-52, and Denny's Rye IPA (which I'm drinking as I type), all of them have been great! But it's time to move to MORE BEER! FOr this batch I was thinking of going with a basic pale ale with perle as bittering and cascades as flavor and aroma. Current recipe is as below:
20 lbs 2-row pale malt
1.5 lbs Crystal 40 L
1 lb wheat malt
2 oz Perle at 60 min
1 oz Cascade at 30 min
1 oz Cascade at 5 min
WLP001 as the yeast.
I will be batch sparging and mashing at 154 for 1 hour.
How do you think this will be, any suggestions to improve???
Matt Walker (220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 02:38 am: ||
Sounds tasty to me! I'd consider maybe a little more Crystal but that's just me. What you've listed looks like it will make a really nice beer.
Bill Pierce (18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 02:44 am: ||
I wouldn't change a thing. That's more than enough crystal malt in my opinion unless you really like it. There will be quite a bit of residual sweetness. You're free to have your own opinion, though.
|Posted on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 03:40 am: ||
Matt, way to go. Looks good....that works out to .75#'s of crystal for a 5 gallon batch. No worries. I assume the wheat is for head retention....I'd probably just use some cara-pils.
If you are splitting between a couple of carboys, you might want to dry-hop one for the heck of it. Maybe .5 - 1oz Cascade (pellets), panty hose be damn'd...it will settle quickly.
The great thing about brewing 10 > gallon batches is that you can split yeast, etc. between carboys.
Post how it comes out. Cheers.
robert rulmyr (22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 11:28 am: ||
I like a little more flavor hops, that's just me though.
Randy McCord (126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Saturday, November 01, 2003 - 05:37 am: ||
Gee, some of my best pale ales used 1.5 IBs. of crystal malt in a 5 gal. batch. They were great. Maybe the hops balanced it out, or maybe it was the nottingham?