Below is a clone recipe from BYO for Pike's Tandem Ale. I am trying to convert the recipe into extract and I have a couple questions. Any help would be awesome and greatly appreciated!
Pike Tandem Ale Clone - BYO March-April 2010 issue
Amount Item Type % or IBU
6.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 48.33 %
3.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 22.30 %
1.20 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 8.92 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 7.43 %
1.00 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 7.43 %
0.25 lb Roasted Barley (500.0 SRM) Grain 1.86 %
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [9.00 %] (75 min) Hops 15.1 IBU
0.50 oz Mt. Hood [4.50 %] (30 min) Hops 5.5 IBU
0.50 oz Mt. Hood [4.50 %] (15 min) Hops 3.6 IBU
6.00 items Coriander Seed (Boil 1.0 min) Misc
0.50 lb Cane (Beet) Sugar (0.0 SRM) Sugar 3.72 %
1 Pkgs Abbey Ale (White Labs #WLP530) Yeast-Ale
Mash @ 152-F for 60 mins.
90 minute boil.
Add cane sugar in last 20 mins of boil. Add crushed coriander seeds in last minute of boil.
Est Original Gravity: 1.070 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.016
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.99 %
Bitterness: 26.4 IBU
Est Color: 22.1 SRM
Question 1: Which grains can be steeped and which need to be DME? I'm pretty sure the first two need to be DME but I'm not sure which DME would work as a substitution. What about the Roasted Barley? Munich and Wheat are available in DME. Should I just do that rather than steep crushed grains?
Question 2: The crystal malt I'm pretty sure should be steeped, although I'm having trouble locating C-80L. Would C-60L or another be close enough?
And one more: Should I make a starter with the one package of WLP530? If so, would a 3-quart starter be good enough? Never done a starter before, but it looks harmless enough....
Thanks in advance! I'm really excited to get this one going!