I’ve been doing some experimenting with small all grain batches. I came up with this recipe for my wife’s birthday based on some research/other recipes but I’m very new to creating my own ingredients list. I’m basically trying to create a very smooth (very low bitter) blonde summer ale that you can throw a wedge of fruit into. My wife likes the light lagers and a blue moon style.
Here’s what I have for a 1-gallon batch (I’m thinking of doing this BIAB):
Pale Malt (2-row) US (2.0 SRM) - 1 lb, 2.4 oz (79%)
Cara-Pils (2.0 SRM) - 2.2 oz (8.5%)
Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) - 1.6 oz (6.3%)
White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) - 1.6 oz (6.3%)
Willlamette (5.5%) - 0.3 oz
Bitter Orange Peel - 0.2 oz
- Mash for 60 min (should this be 90?)
- Boil Time 60 min
- Add .1oz Williamette at 35 min, 20 min, and 5 min
- Add Orange Peel at 5 min
- Pitch with Nottingham
Any specific suggestions? Hops alternatives that keep the bitterness really low? I’m open to all constructive criticism. Thanks!