Hello Everyone today I embarked on my first two All-Grain Brews: English Pale Ale and German Dunkelweizen.
In all honesty the English Pale Ale was a kit from MoreFlavor in Palo Alto AKA Morebeer.com, the Dunkel on the other-hand is the following recipe and times:
1lbs Rice Hulls
5lbs White Wheat (Milled)
4lbs Rahr 2Row (Milled)
1/4lbs Roasted Barley (Black) (Milled)
1/4lbs Chocolate Malt (Wheat) (Milled)
1/8lbs Carata Special II Malt (Milled)
1/4lbs Caraviene Mild Crystal (Milled)
Brought 6.5gal of water with 1Tbs 5.2ph Powder to 155 Degrees F
Once at that Temp I added all my milled ingrediants and allowed it to steap for 65min I ran a little over.
After that 65min I strained...Yes I had all that grain just in my Pot and cuz I know I'm gonna hear it I'll just admit now that my 10gal mash kettle is Al and had no false bottom. I did not have enough at this time to buy a stainless steel.
Ok back to the brew.
I then brought my mash up to boil and added:
2oz Vanguard Hops for 40min and remove!
1oz Northern for 10min and Remove!
1oz Perle 10 and 1oz Irish Moss for 10min and remove the combined Hops Boil was 60min.
After removing the last 1oz of Irish Moss and Perle Hops place in Ice-bath until the you reach 70 to 75 Degrees F
Once 70 to 75 Degrees F is reached you will Pitch your yeast I used:
When I tasted it it was amazingly sweat with hints of Toasted Oats (insert duh here), Chocolate and Walnuts.
I'm hoping my yeast will soften the Toasted flavor and round out with more Banana (I like banana!) So there you have it my first attempt at both recipe adaptation and all grain brewing. So go ahead and let me have it so i know where to improve and please let me know if anyone likes what I did. Thanks and as all ways