I usually do extract/grain recipies, but today I did my first "real" partial mash. I got the "Cascade Pale Ale" partial mash kit from Midwest Supplies and changed a few things.
The kit contained:
3.3 lbs Gold LME
4 lbs 2 row
8 oz Carapils
8 oz Caramel 10L
3 oz Cascade (pellets)
White Labs California Ale 001
I mashed the grain in 1 gal of water, for 1 hour, between 165-150F.
Sparged with 1.5 gal of 170F water.
Added 2 cups (~1 lb) of extra light DME.
At boil, added 2 oz of homegrown cascade (mine), instead of 1 oz supplied with the recipe kit.
At 15 minutes left on the boil, added the LME, Irish moss, and 2 oz homegrown cascade (again instead of 1 oz supplied).
At 2 minutes left, added 1 oz cascade (pellets).
Cooled and strained into fermenter.
Topped up to 5.5 gal.
I only ended up with a SG of 1.036, the kit said should be between 1.042-1.046.
I was kind of hoping to be near or over the higher end of the range.
I figure the mash was too hot and I got less fermentables.
I'll know better next time.
I'm going to use the 2 oz cascade (pellets) for dry hopping.
Just thought I'd share with the group.
Anyone have any suggestions on procedures of the next time, I'd be glad to hear them.