I have decided to start my adventures in all grain brewing and have come for some advice on grain bill. I am brewing with a keggle and a bayou classic kb4 and will be building my MT this weekend (10 gal bev cooler style). until i get a 2nd pot my keggle will have to suffice as my HLT and my boil kettle.
My goal is a Session Pale Ale for the summer:
A Long Summers Session
8# Pale 2 Row
1oz Centennial @ 60
.5 oz Cascade @ 10
2oz Centennial Dry Hop
any suggestion? grain related stuff etc?
Bottled: Pony Boy IPA, Broken Wand IIPA
Kegged: Breakfast of Champions Coffee and Cream Imperial Stout Upcoming: Heartbreak Rx doppelbock (fresh hops), Nugget/Citra IIPA
My only concern is that you will need another pot to use as the HLT. (I used my old boil pot for my HLT while I waited to find my third keg).
Here is why: Once your mash is done, you have to sparge (with about 5 gals I would guess with this batch) and that water goes slowly into your mashtun while you are slowly running the wort into your keggle. So you need somewhere to hold the sparge water and the wort.. hence 3 vessels.
Here is what my setup was like while I waited. For my third keg