Originally Posted by humann_brewing
If this is one of your first all grain beers, I would wait on this beer. You want to nail this one by th enumbers if you are going to spend that much IMO
+1 do a simple recipe such as a Bitter or SMaSH, or the like, something very KISS.
8 lbs MO
1 lb Crystal 60L
.5 lb Victory or Toasted malt
1 oz Saaz or Fuggles or Kent Goldings 60min
.5 oz Kent goldings 20 min
Mash @ 154 for 60-75 minutes
boil for 90 minutes
This recipe is simple and inexpensive (these are the two major pointsto be concerned with brewing your first AG) dial in your process with your first AG then once you are comfortable with it brew something at a higher level.
I know with my first AG, I brewed a very simple 5 gallon batch basically what I listed above to make sure I would end up with a very drinakble beer that was most importantly easy to make. Just my .02c