This is the batch I brewed last night. I think it looks and smells pretty good. I don't really have exact reasons why I came up with some of the timings or hop choices, but I was wondering what to think I can expect. I had a spare 3.3 lbs breiss amber malt and some spare time so I went to the lbhs and came back with this. I don't know if I'm going to transfer it to a secondary... if I do, is it worth buying another 3 gallon carboy or are there benefits to a 5 gallon carboy. It's just a 2.5 gallon batch and im looking for advice and pointers too. Thanks
Here we go
4.5 oz crystal 120ş
1.0 oz chocolate malt
3.3 lbs Amber Malt Extract
.5 oz Styrian goldings
1.25 oz East Kent Goldings (1 oz for dry hopping)
1/4 tsp irish moss
1 lbs brown sugar
WPL008 East Coast Ale
steeped about 160 for 20 minutes
Looks nice and dark.
.oz Styrian Goldings for bittering
1/4 teaspoon irish moss at 20 minutes.
.25 oz of East Kent Goldings at 15 minutes
1 lbs brown sugar at the last 5 minutes
My gravity reading was 1.076, but I think that would have something to do with the brown sugar being added late, so I don't know what to expect.
I'll update final gravity readings and post pics of pours sometime in December.