I'll start off with an apology as I am very new to this, but very eager to learn.
I've always wanted to get started in HB'ing and finally got my first 'kit' for Xmas. I'm going to run through the motions with the canned flavors/ingredients that came with the kit (just to get the process and technique down), but already have my sights set on a 420 clone recepie! I've always had a 1/2 barrel of 420 in the kegerator (live in Georgia), and want to give this recepie a shot.
This is what I have in my arsenal:
6.5 gallon fermenter with lid
6.5 gallon bottling bucket with spigot
3 piece airlock
Siphon Unit (Racking Cane, 4 ft. Hose & Springless Bottle Filler)
Quality Bottle Capper
Triple Scale Hydrometer
"Home Beer Making" Book
5 Gallon stainless steel pot
As I am still doing my homework though, I see most everything posted except for the follow-up on the steeping grains quantities? As I prepare, it also looks like I could use a secondary (any suggestions?). Do you use gelatin in your secondary, or just the process to clear before bottling?
I've been reading up on the info from Mutilated1's 'Coldwater' post: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/coldwater-420-special-pale-ale-48353/
which is what I tracked back to here.
Thanks so much in advance!