Hey everyone! I'm fairly new to brewing, having only made two so far- both were from Brewer's Best kits, one Irish stout and the other a milk stout. They both turned out really well, despite all my newbie anxiety and jitters! XD
I'm slowly eeking out into making beers from recipes rather than kits, and playing around with Beersmith as well! I've got my eye on a Belgian tripel-style beer right now, here's the recipe I've got.
2 lb Extra Light Dry Extract
1.5 oz Saaz pellet hops for 60 minutes
.5 oz Saaz pellet hops for 10 minutes
1 oz sweet orange peel for 5 minutes
6 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (added after the boil)
1.5 lb light Belgian candi sugar(added after the boil)
2 packages WLP550 liquid yeast
This puts me at an OG of 1.081, 26.7 IBU, and ABV of 9.4%. The color is a little bit light at 4.2 SRM, but that doesn't matter as much (I don't think!)
Any suggestions? I currently only have a 3 gallon stainless steel pot, so I can't do a full boil. The orange peel was from a recipe I had found somewhere online, and though it might be a great addition to the beer, but I'm not 100% sure, yet.
Also: Is it possible/recommended to do a full boil by way of doing two batches with half the water and ingredients, then combining them? Or should I stick with the partial boil I have planned until I can get a new pot?
Thanks in advance for any tips, welcomes, and advice!
EDIT: Recipe changes!