Brew 9: First Recipe: Pale Ale
After doing research on recipe design (primarily by reading Designing Great Beers and Brewing Classic Styles, and following the /r/homebrewing Tuesday recipe critique threads), I was ready for my first attempt at recipe. Following feedback from a discussion thread, I settled on this recipe.
I can highly recommend this approach, as it cuts a good deal of time from the brewday with no perceived downside (by me, at least).
Brew day went mostly smoothly, other than a slightly low mash temp (1-2 degrees).
After bringing down the temperature a bit, I tried pushing ice water through the chiller with the pump from my keg washer.
I switched away from ground water too soon… I ran out of ice before it was chilled all the way.
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