Originally Posted by keend0
Yes, the recipe is for a Pale Ale. I just read portions of the Brew Science thread and it scares me. I think I will stick to RO water for now. Any "simple" additions to RO I would need to make? Thanks for reviewing.
Yep, it's easy! If you're using all RO water, just add 1 teaspoon of gypsum and 1 teaspoon of calcium chloride to your water. That'll get you pretty close without getting into water chemistry right now.
The recipe is good- I like it.
I'd plan a bit more loss to boil off- you have 1 gallon, and I think it should be more than that. With only a 7.5 gallon kettle, though, you may not be able to start with more than about 6.25 gallons. I'd suggest "Ferm cap" to help with boilovers!