can do all-grain, but not full boil
I would consider myself an experienced beginner, as I've brewed 8 or 9 batches 18 years ago & just started back up again.
this saturday will be my 2nd Brew Day and it will be my first all-grain.
I drilled holes in the bottom of a 6.5 gallon ferment bucket, which I put inside my bottling bucket and wrap insulation around and use for my MLT. so I can do all-grain
the problem is, I can't do full boil for a 5-gallon batch. only have a 16-qt kettle, so at most can only do a 3-gallon boil. recipe is 12½ lb grains and 1.040 water:grain ratio, so 13qt mash and 6qt sparge.
anyone see where this could possibly go wrong? (I understand the hit that hop utilization takes in a smaller boil)
Recipe for American IPA:
Amt Name %/IBU
10 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (1.8 SRM) 84.0 %
1 lbs Munich Malt (5.0 SRM) 8.0 %
1 lbs Victory Malt (28.0 SRM) 8.0 %
2.00 oz Fuggles [4.10 %] - First Wort 35.0 min 12.6 IBUs
1.50 oz Cascade [6.80 %] - Boil 60.0 min 17.2 IBUs
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins) -
1.50 oz Cascade [6.80 %] - Boil 15.0 min 8.5 IBUs
1.25 oz Cluster [7.20 %] - Boil 15.0 min 7.5 IBUs
1.0 pkg East Coast Ale (White Labs #WLP008)
Estimated OG: 1.065 SG
Estimated Color: 6.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 45.8 IBUs
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