I won't be able to get home to Beersmith before hitting the HBS.. If anyone has seen my super long thread about all my beers tasting bad, here is what I have decided to do.
Stop doing all grain and make a simple dry extract 2.5 gallon batch using all different gear.
Picked up a 3 gallon glass carboy to avoid any plastic during fermentation.
This should help test my sanitizing steps, incase I'm not cleaning the plastic right.
I have a simple 5 gallon pot no valves or false bottom etc so I can rule out my valves and thermometers etc.
Ice bath in the sink to rule out my chiller.
New auto syphon just incase.
I was hoping to just pitch 1 tube of wyeast straight in, as it should only be 2.5 gallons max going into the fermenter. Thats enough for a low gravity beer I assume
Want to avoid LME since I don't think this place moves a ton..
So does anyone have a simple 5 gallon I could cut into 2.5, or a 2.5 all DME recipe? Like a pale ale or amber ale style probably.
2.5 gallon batch
I can steep if needed
no yeast starter (less to risk)
low to moderate abv 4-6
Will be kegged.