First all grain beers!
So far I've brewed 2 extract batches, an oatmeal stout and a witbier. One partial mash, an imperial stout. I bought a kettle mash tun off craigslist for $35 and decided to do my first all grain beers yesterday, an American Pale Ale and an English Pale Ale. Brew day was about 10 hours but it payed off this morning when I woke up to 2 fermenting carboys. 3 Gallon batches.
For the English I used 2lbs of American pale 2 row and 1 pound of Marris Otter pale 2 row for the base grain.
For the American I used 3lbs of American pale 2 row.
I used the same grain bill below in addition to the base grains for both beers
.3lbs Aromatic malt
.6 lbs Cara Vienne
1318 London Ale III for the English and 1056 American Ale for the American
For hops in the American I used a mix of Amarillo and Kent Goldings for bittering and Amarillo for all later additions.
And for the English I used Kent Goldings for bittering and all other additions.
English OG 1.043
American OG 1.05
The American is in my fermentation chamber at 66 degrees and the English is in a cabinet at 73 degrees and temps should stay stable this week if the weatherman is doing his job correctly.