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I was given a bag of milled grain recently from a friend, but unfortunately there is not an accompanying recipe or grain bill. They forgot what style so I limited in how to procede. Somewhat new to brewing, so I would appreciate any thoughts.

What I have to go on:
WPL001 yeast
Cascade hops
Grains scaled to a 1 gal batch.

I BIAB so guessing a 153 mash would be a good starting point, but not sure what I should do hop addition wise. I have a few other strains I can mix in, citra, mosaic, and chinook.

Would I get any helpful info with a pretty boil gravity?

Thanks much for the replies.
 

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Well, it probably isn't a dark beer like a brown, porter, or stout... so yeah, 153 sounds good.

How much do the grains weigh? Impossible to even guess a pre-boil gravity without that. Is it possible, just looking at the grains, that it is more than one type?
 

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Hmm, best bet might be to mash it out and give the wort a taste. Could be anything from a blonde grain bill to a stout. I have seen crystal malts blend in pretty wrll so it's hard to tell.
 
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Looks pretty pale and uniform, lighter overall than the red double I just bottled. Nothing stands out as obvious as the black IPA she got me last time.

We do like our hops if anyone has an addition suggestion I can scale down to a gallon. Any combination of the ones above I have at half an ounce or greater.

Thanks again for the quick responses.
 

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Pretty much any of the hops above will work with Cascade. If you want more tradition, go with Citra & Chinook. If you want more tropical/exotic fruit, go with Citra & Mosaic.
 
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OG came out to 1.044 for the 1.2gal being fermented. Went with the 3 C's that I had on hand for hops, divided by additions. Copied the sequence from another recipe.

1.0oz Cascade
0.7oz Chinook
0.4oz Citra

60m Chinook
40m Cascade
20m Cascade/Citra
10m Citra
5m Cascade
0m Chinook

Dry hopping the remaining Chinook @ 14 days.

Keep in mind some of these hops are up to a year old, but kept in an air tight container in the fridge, so the IBUs should be degraded some.

Thanks for the help and hoping this turns out well.
 
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