I had a ground up bag of mixed grain I was saving for a banana flavored porter. After deciding to give more time developing that recipe, I threw the grains and 8 pounds of LME together with some left over hops for the hell of it.
2 oz 2-Row Chocolate Malt
8 oz Crystal 60
8 oz Crystal 120
8.0 lb English Light Extract (MoreBeer)
.5 oz Centennial (10.0%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.25 oz Hallertau (4.5%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.5 oz Fuggle (4.8%) - added during boil, boiled 30.0 min
2 packets of Nottingham (first time with notty)
Original Gravity: 1.062
Terminal Gravity: 1.016
Color: 17.1 °SRM
Kettle Volume: 5.71 gal (S.G.: 1.055)
Boil Duration: 1 hr
Evaporation: 0.5 gal
Water Volume Added: 0.0 gal
Final Volume: 5.0 gal (S.G.: 1.062) Efficiency: 75.0%
Evap/Hour: 0.5 gal
Steeped grains for 30 at about 165ish.
It's in a part of my basement that's a consistent 60 all of the time. Took about 10 hours to get going full steam. Still chugging away next to my lager in its d rest.
This is going to sound silly, but my fragile brain originally though that crystal 120l was 12, even though I had fully acknowledged there was a zero in front of it. Then I thought man, sounds like a pretty intense malt, hope it's not too much. I was thinking if I'd do it again I'd have a larger variety of crystal malts in smaller proportions. But eff it. I have a feeling after this clears out and is cleared further with gelatin, I'll at least have a nice lookin' beer.
What do you guys think, to much 120?
Here are some crappy pictures I took with my phone