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carl krivutza (68.109.18.117)
Posted on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello all,

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....

Carl
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.129.137)
Posted on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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 (216.177.117.110)
Posted on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 01:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

> -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 (68.210.150.175)
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 11:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.
 

Wykowski (209.222.26.27)
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 01:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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 (152.135.235.188)
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 01:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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:

Grains
Amount Malt
18.62 Great Western
0.55 Vienna
1.64 Wheat
0.55 Munich
1.64 30L Crystal

Hops
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

Yeast
1056 Small Smack Pack Stepped up 2 times

Mash
151 for 60 Min
Thick (~.9qts/lb) works well
 

Jake Isaacs (160.129.126.219)
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 04:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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 (129.7.189.7)
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 06:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.
 

Skotrat (24.61.120.214)
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 07:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Now,

You may want to try something along these lines too...

It follows the K.I.S.S. principal (cept for the hop schedule)

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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 ;)

GRAIN BILL:

#23 Dewolf Cos 2 ROW
#2 Crystal Malt (40L)
8 oz. Dextrin

Hops:

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

YEAST:

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.

OG: 1.066
FG: 1.008-1.014

Mash Schedule:

90 minutes @ 154f
10 minutes @ 168f

Total IBU's: 46.7 (According to SUDS)

Color: 11.8

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.

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C'ya!

-Scott