After 5 batches done with kits from AHS I'm ready to try a recipe for a pale ale. I found a recipe on the net and adjusted it just a bit. This is also going to be my first time using only DME and also the first time using dry yeast
Here is the recipe that I'm going to try:
Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.50 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 84.62 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 15.38 %
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (60 min) Hops 21.2 IBU
0.75 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (30 min) Hops 7.9 IBU
0.75 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (15 min) Hops 5.1 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (5 min) Hops 1.4 IBU
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale
One question I have is about steeping grains: How much water should i use to steep? What water temp? For how long? ( my guess is: 2 gal, 155 F, 30 min)
About the hops: I chose this schedule because, according to Beersmith, this put the beer inside the IBU range for a pale ale and also i don't want to waste any pellets, I have them in 1 oz bags, and this way I'll use 3 full bags of cascade. Does the schedule seem right?
I have Irish moss on hand, should I use it? if so, how much and when?
Any other recomendations you can give me?
I'm tempted to use the late extract addition method but I'm not sure how to go about it.
Thanks in advance for your help!