carl krivutza (126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:37 pm: ||
I am going to brew my first batch of all grain and would like people to recommend a good 1st recipe.
-I like strong beers - ~6-8%
-I like hoppy IPAs
-I have a keg system
I have a lo-tech mash/lauter tun and a 8 gallon brew pot so I would like to stick to 5 gallon batches.
Thank you all for this site, this is the stuff that takes novice brewers to brewmasters....
Bill Pierce (188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:39 pm: ||
I vote for Sister Star of the Sun. It meets all of your requirements and is relatively simple to brew, with excellent results. You'll love it.
Brandon Dachel (184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 01:28 am: ||
> -I like strong beers - ~6-8%
Use some sugar in the kettle
> -I like hoppy IPAs
Use alot of hops.
> -I have a keg system
Good. I'd recommend kegging it then.
Bill Moore (220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 11:03 pm: ||
I've been brewing recipes from one of the Clone Brew books from Szamatulski. It has a great variety of recipes. You'll get a good idea of formulations and can go from there on your own.
|Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 01:18 pm: ||
Carl, if you havn't already...goto promash.com and download the evaluation version and check-out the "Co1 Red Ale" recipe (I like to add a 1/2 oz cascade or cenntenial to the keg)
Patrick Hower (18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 01:22 pm: ||
I second SSOS if you can let it age a while. If you want a quick and good APA try the following 10 gallon recipe using batch sparge at 75% efficiency:
18.62 Great Western
1.64 30L Crystal
Amount Hop Type Alpha % IBUs Time
5 Perle 6.7% 31 60
4 Centennial 4.4% 13 30
3 Centennial 4.4% 4 15
3 Cascade 2.8% 0 9
3 Cascade 2.8% 0 5
6.5 Cascade 2.8% 0 3 Min Steep
1056 Small Smack Pack Stepped up 2 times
151 for 60 Min
Thick (~.9qts/lb) works well
Jake Isaacs (22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 04:30 pm: ||
John Palmer has some nice, simple recipes at http://www.howtobrew.com/section4/chapter19-3.html
An adaptation of his brown ale was my first all-grain and the results definitely got me hooked.
Jeff Sherer (126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 06:50 pm: ||
I was tempted to make SSOS but I didn't think anything with 3 oz of Chinook for bittering would be drinkable. So I only used 2 oz and called it "Sister Star of the Sun's Little Sister". It was very good, but I think the extra ounce would have made it even better. (I also used the Wyeast 1056 or the 1318 yeast--can't remember which--instead of whatever is standard.) It's a great recipe; you should give it a whirl.
My first all-grain was an ordinary bitter. It's a nice, simple, low-gravity way to go for a first-timer. Good choice for me but certainly doesn't meet your specifications above.
|Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 07:53 pm: ||
You may want to try something along these lines too...
It follows the K.I.S.S. principal (cept for the hop schedule)
1st 10 Gallon IPA (All-Grain)
This is the first recipe that I brewed on my new 3 tier system. It was
brewed on 12/8/96 and I got a total of 11 gallons of fermentables.
I also got a 85% extraction rate (I could get used to this!) so your
OG might be lower or hell... maybe even higher ;)
#23 Dewolf Cos 2 ROW
#2 Crystal Malt (40L)
8 oz. Dextrin
3 oz Cascade (4.7%) for 70 minutes
2 oz N. Brewer (6.3%) for 70 minutes
2 oz Cascade (4.7%) for 40 minutes
1 oz Styrian Goldings (5.2%) for 30 minutes
2 oz Centenial (4.7%) for 10 minutes
1 oz Cascade (4.7%) for 10 minutes
Wyeast American Ale Yeast (1056)
Wyeast Irish Ale Yeast (1084)
I split this batch into two seven gallon fermenters and used a
different yeast in each.
90 minutes @ 154f
10 minutes @ 168f
Total IBU's: 46.7 (According to SUDS)
Being my first experience with the 3 tier system this brewing session was
anything but smooth! but still I came out with a fantastic clear brew.
The extraction rate almost made me fall over as I have been stuck at
about 75-80% for quite a while.
This was also the first brew that I have made with my new adjustable
JSP MALTMILL. I ground 25.5 pounds of grain in about 5-7 minutes and
was very impressed.