that's the recipe they gave me:
5 lbs of Golden DME
7 oz of 70-80 H.Bairds Malt
1,5 oz of Kent Golding Alpha 5,27 % (Boil)
1 oz of Kent Golding Alpha 5,27 %
0,5 oz of Kent Golding Alpha 5,27 % (dry Hop)
1 tablet of ''Carragénine'' ( don' know the english term)
Yeast: Fermentis s-04
Steep the 70-8 Malt in 8 Qt at 150.8 for 30 Min
Add the DME and the 1,5 oz of Kent Golding and Boil for 45 Min
Add the 1 oz of Kent Golding and the Tablet of ''Carragénine'' crushed in powder and boil for 15 min
Add 7 qt of cold water in the primary fermenter then pour the wort in.
Add the needed amount of cold water to get to 5 gallons.
Let it cool down the add the yeast.
after one week in the primary , rack it to secondary then dry hop the 0,5 oz of Kent Golding.
i'm using a 19,5 Qt Stainless steel pot.
my problem is that my thermometer is broken :S
i only have a candy thermometer in backup but if i only use 8 qt of water for the steeping part, the thermometer is not even near to touch the water :S. So i'm wondering if i can put more water. Then i'll only have to put less cold water in the primary after that. I'm i wrong ?
another question : what ABV should i expect ? and is that really a British Pale Ale ?
thanks, newbie here willing to learn !!