I found a buddy that brewed back in the day (20+ years ago). He said he has never brewed an all grain batch.....so tonight, we brew!
You guys have answered various annoying questions from me for over 10 years (damn!). I've never been super happy with my brews but i'm hoping that i'll really start to tune things in. I doubt i'll ever brew more than 2-5 times per year. Take that at what it's worth.
Below is a copy of the recipe and the process i'll use. Critique anything you wish. I really can't change the recipe except for the amount of bittering hops.
10lbs 2-Row1.5lbs Caramel 60L6 oz Dark Crystal 75L.5 oz Magnum (bittering @ 90 minutes)1 oz Ahtanum (@ 15 minutes)3.75 gallons of strike water @ 165 degreesMash 60 minutes6 Gallons of sparge water @ 170 degreesBring to boilAdd .5 oz Magnum at first sign of boilBoil 75 minutesAdd 1 oz AhtanumBoil 15 minutesCool with chiller to 80 degrees and transfer to sanitized glass carboy