Originally Posted by tdogg
tomorrow im brewing a 10 gallon batch of pale ale. here is my "grain bill".
12 pounds gold LME
4 pounds vienna
2 pounds cara-vienna 20L
1 pound carapils (should i skip this ?)
i need some advice on my hop schedule though. here is what i have available:
1 ounce Chinook pellets 10.3 AA
3 ounces Amarillo pellets 7.5% AA
2 ounces centeniall LEAF 11.4% AA
3 ounces german magnum pellets 14.8% AA
3 ounces ahtanum pellets 5.2% AA
6 ounces cascade pellets 7% AA
which hops should i use? the OG should be 1.055 to 1.06. and i would like the IBU's in the 40-70 range. let me know what you guys think!!!!
Yes, skip the carapils. You don't need it. I"m not a fan of using more crystal malt in most beers, and I think this will be great without it.
As far as the hops, I'd like to use either magnum or chinook to get into the 40 IBU area with bittering, and then use late hops for the flavor and aroma. I'd go with the additions at 15, 10, 5, 0, and possibly dryhopping for lots of great flavor and aroma. I like ahtanum pellets at 5 minutes, but I like centennial, amarillo and cascade equally well for late additions so any of them will work.