Originally Posted by smokewater
Just bought the grain for this today. New brewer here. This will be my 4th batch. I bought a variety of hops today. My last 2 batches have been EdWorts hause pale ales. Since they are heavy on the Cascade hops I thought I would play with some Centennial on this batch to learn a little about hop flavors.
This is what I am considering for a hop schedule:
60 min .5oz Centennial 9.7
40 min .5 oz Cascade 7.4
10 min .5oz Centennial 9.7
5 min .5 oz Cascade 7.4
Think this will make a good beer? I will boil around 6.5 gallons of wort BIAB.
Brewed this up this afternoon/evening. It is my 4th beer. Brew day went well other than a thunderstorm blowing up right when I started the boil. Fortunately i was in my car port. I don't think a little rain mist in the boil will hurt my beer.
I screwed up my sparge. I heated 3 gallons of water in my other pot forgetting that the grain will not fit in there with that much water. I wound up pouring some of the water over my grain bed in the bag lined strainer into the boil pot. By the time I got the bag into the sparge pot the water had cooled to around 160. I heated the boil pot to 170 and tea bagged the grain bag but could not put all of it in there without overflowing my pot. I wound up with 1.040 pre boil wort. Boiled it down to 5.5 gallons and it came out at 1.050.
I really liked the taste of my sample. I also wound up with 2 quart mason jars of unboiled wort that I squeezed out of my grain bag. Can I use these as yeast starters if I boil them first?
Thanks for the recipe. I liked the color of the wort.