troglodytes, Do you cold steep the Carafa and Midnight Wheat and add later in the boil?I highly suggest the grain bill I use. Its the Wookey Jack clone and I've made it three times. Once with Falconer's Flight/CTZ, once all Falconer's, & once Amarillo/Citra. Every batch is fantastic and surprisingly drinkable for the heft of the beer. The midnight wheat is perfect for adding just enough roast to know its there but not make the beer feel heavy or clash with the hops. I'm sure a version with Chinook (and maybe a late addition of a citrusy hop for balance) would taste amazing. Here's the grain bill I always use for a 5.5 gallon batch at 72% efficiency:
13.50 lb Pale Malt 81%
1.66 lb Rye Malt 10%
0.50 lb Cara-Rye 3.0 %
0.50 lb Carafa III 3.0 %
0.50 lb Wheat 3.0 %
Nope, I mash every thing together. The last time I made it (Feb) as was going to add the dark grains late as a test, but the the retailer mixed all the grains in the order together so I never got the chance. It may be worth it to try it out, but the roastiness of this brew is not over the top and works really well with the hops. Also, it get my mash pH to be exactly where I want it with my water profile. If you start from RO water, you may want to add the dark grains later so you don't mash with too low a pH.troglodytes, Do you cold steep the Carafa and Midnight Wheat and add later in the boil?
I'm on board with dhubbarducsd in using Chinook, 'cept I have some that I've had a while and want to get rid of. I'll try thehaze's schedule but I'll up it a bit for my potentially old hops. (I do store them vacuusealed in a 0*F freezer -they should be still pretty good.