Originally Posted by trojandux
I am going to try this recipe out this weekend. I am doing a partial mash and am going to be subing 4lbs. of light DME, and still using 2 lbs of the American 2 row. When I am mashing I can mix all of the steeping grains with the mashing grains correct? I was just going to follow Sparky's mash schedulle and original recipe. I have also never used Noghtingham yeast or a dry yeast for that matter. Do I just rehydrate like the package says or is there some other way? How does just sprinkling it in the fermenter work? Also I was going to use the following which I got from using the original wieght to water ratios to the new weight of the grain and it is:
Use 1.5 gallon for Partial Mash. @154 Sparge with 2 gallon @168, which will give a 3.5gallon Boil. Add DME and complete boil, etc./ cool and bring up to 5.5 gallons with cool H2O.
Does this sound about right?
Thanks I can't wait to try it.
For hydrating the yeast, here is what I do. I would take a small glass, and fill it with ~4oz of ~90°F water. Pour the yeast on top of the water, and cover with tin foil. After 5 minutes, stir the yeast around. I would pitch it no more than 30 minutes after stirring it.
Also, make sure all of the items you use have been sanitized.