I am going back to extract / partial mash from all grain due to some serious time constraints ( I know but at least I will continue to brew dammit !!).
I have below a "recipe" of ingredients on hand:
***** Batch Size: 12.50 gal
Boil Size: 15.02
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (12.5 gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: -
Taste Notes: Nice Hoppy Ale ???
Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.00 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 40.00 %
10.00 lb Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 57.14 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2.86 %
2.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 42.6 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [4.50 %] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
1 Pkgs Safale US-05 (Safale #US American - 05) Yeast-Ale
Est Original Gravity: 1.053 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.053 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.016 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.95 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.82 %
Bitterness: 42.6 IBU Calories: 238 cal/pint
Est Color: 10.4 SRM Color: Color
I really am bad with extract / partial mash recipes as went from kits to all grain. What do you think of the above? Specifically I am looking for feedback on the following:
1) Aroma / flavor hops. I have plenty of leaf Cascade, Fuggles and Mt Hood. What do you think is best for this malt profile? Will the above be to malty?
2) Color. I have a decent bit of Crystal 60. Would you do more or less?
3) Yeast. I can do Nottingham, US 05 or US 04. Your opinions?
4) Any other input ? Please don't tell me it look like a Gueze !!
I just want to make sure that I do not make 13 gallons of nasty beer.
PS the liquid extract is from Austin HB and is spectacularly fresh.