Originally Posted by Peterock
Rookie brewer here. I have only done one batch as of yet (a extract with added Muntons and cascade hops) I'm looking to do a full grain brew. I only have the bare essentials (5gal brew pot,6gal primary,extra carboy, and all other tools needed) Now the real question. I LOVE ALL beer, but I want to make my own. I'm looking to make a 5gal ALE or IPA or even IIPA batch. What ingredients do I need? How much grain,hops,etc I know this is a very vague question but there must be some sort of starting point. 3lbs of grain and 2-4oz of hops? . . .
Well it depends on what brew you want to make of course, The grain bill for a batch of beer pong tournament beer will be a lot less than the bill for a evening sipping barley wine. You should stay simple for your first all grain however maybe a blonde ale or amber of some sort, depends what you like.
Also you are going to need to add a mash tun to your "bare essentials" of equipment.
Keep on brewing my friend