Just like everyone else, I took pictures of my first AG brew session. Let's hear what you think. I did a pale ale, named it "Newton's Not-So-Pale Ale".
Here's the brew pr0n!
Things I learned from my first AG:
1. I'm going to build a fly sparge manifold (we lost the end-cap from the SS braid manifold in the mash and thus we have a pretty cloudy beer)
2. I'm going to get some proper hop bags, i used a brand new set of pantyhose I found in SWMBO's drawer and i think it put off-flavours in the beer
3. I need a bigger kettle! Using the same pot as HLT and boil kettle is annoying.
Altogether, I think it went rather well. Can't wait until the next time.
The recipe is below
11 lbs. Gambrinus 2-row organic malt (this is the standard 2-row at LHBS)
0.5 lbs. 70 deg crystal
0.25 lbs. wheat malt
single mash @ 155 deg F (1 litre/lb)
mashout 5 litres of boiling water
batch sparge 4 gallons
(do you like my metrimperial units?)
60 minute boil
0.75 oz cascade (60 min)
0.75 oz EKG (60 min)
0.5 oz cascade (5 min)
0.5 oz EKG (5 min)
1 envelope dry Nottingham
target volume: 23 litres
actual volume: ~19 litres
target OG: 1.050
actual OG: 1.052