Originally Posted by illin8
Crap...Sorry to hijack this thread, but I did this on my hefe this weekend. The directions were .75 oz of Spaaz at 60 mins and .25 oz of Spaaz at 15 mins for a 2.5 gallon boil. I did a full boil with a 25/75 late extract addition, but used all of the hops as directed. I can't imagine that 1/4 ounce of additional hops would effect it that much, or would it? Say it ain't so mo...
For the most part you should try to maintain a 1:1 ratio of malt to gals of water. This results in a normal range 1.040 brew (during the boil).
Spaaz hops!!! That's a good one. Actually, it's Saaz. The .75 oz doesn't mean much to me. I use AAs. For my batches I only use 3AAs in 1.5 gal water and 1 - 1.5 lbs of malt, boil 45 mins add remaining malt and steep for 15 mins.
HWs don't use any other hops than bittering.
For your 2.5 gals I probably would have used 2 lbs of malt and 3AAs of hops, boiled 45 mins remove from heat, add remaining malts and steep for 15.