Well SWMBO has been bugging me to brew for over a month now (go figure), and I finally got around to it. I used up some ingredients I had laying around, and I know using sugar is bad but I didn't have any DME so I used brown sugar. The recipe below is partial mash because I wanted to use up my 6-row and flaked oats.
0.75 lb 6-Row
1 lb Flaked Wheat
These were steeped at 155 degrees F for about 30 minutes in a grain bag, then I put them into 170 degree water as my poor-boy-PM sparge water. This was all combined with the following and boiled:
4 lb Wheat LME
1/2 cup Honey
1 lb Dark Brown Sugar
0.5 oz Golding Hops
After boiling I added it to the fermenting bucket which had 4 oz of apricot flavoring and 1 orange rind. I'm hoping that it will turn out alright, so far everything else I have made has been good but this is my first thrown together recipe, so we will see.
The OG was 1.055, so I could have used less brown sugar. The sample I took tasted great. I will post back in a week or two to update.
Bottled : Apfelwein, Blackberry Mead, Thunderstruck Pumpkin Ale, Kolsch
Next Up: Blackberry ? and a Boch of some sort