Originally Posted by BadDeacon
I am new to brewing and wanted to make this for a buddy that took my son hunting. I am set up for Extract on a 6.5 gal turkey fryer and have a few questions:
1) Hops: All the recipes I see are for partial boils. Should I back off the amount of hops because I am doing a full boil??? and still split the recipe 4lb (60 min) & 4 lb (flameout)???
2) Yeast: I don't know how to do a starter but am planning on using a Pacman Wyeast smacpac. SHould I picth 2 instead r will one do OK? I have not had problems in the past, but my OG was 1.06 before on other recipes.
3) On the crystal, should I buy milled/crushed or uncrushed??
You want all grains crushed.
You should use the recipe hops with a full boil.
You should use 2 and a half brand new smack packs or 4 average aged packs.
A starter is pretty much needed. You can try 2 packets of us-05 instead if you can.