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First all grain batch... ideas for a simple pale ale recipe?

ok, this weekend I am brewing my first all grain batch!

I want to brew a simple beer, Pale Ale.

I have Centennial and Cascade hops on hand and some US-05 slurry from an Amber (OG 1.050)

2 questions:

  1. any ideas for a simple pale ale?
  2. any tips for 1st all grain?

I have one 10 gallon round rubbermaid cooler, with false bottom and valve.
and a new 10 gallon brew pot with valve.
then I have my 7.5 gallon pot I can boil water in.

I have made many partial mash brews with great success.

no heavy lifting, I am probably brewing alone, so I have to keep that in mind.

thanks for any tips!
Melanie

Well, there is a little heavy lifting involved, which is pretty much carrying the water, either to your brew pot or from the sink to your burner. After everything is done and chilled, you’ll need to carry what’s left over to your fermentation area. It helps to scoop out the wort with a sanitized pitcher (glass if you have it, no scratches) until you’re able to lift the kettle and dump the rest.

For a recipe, keep it simple. In this case, I’d do 5.5 gallons:
8lbs of 2-row
1lb of crystal 60

1oz centennial 60min
1oz cascade 10min
1oz cascade 0min or flame out

thanks, this is perfect.

and I have a valve now on my brew pot, so that’s no lifting at all, to fermenter.

I will just have to pour hot water into cooler a gallon at a time, thought I’d set on the counter.
(I will need a step stool!).

then from mash to brew pot I can do a few gallons at a time too, I guess.

thanks!!

[quote=“newbrewermel”]thanks, this is perfect.

and I have a valve now on my brew pot, so that’s no lifting at all, to fermenter.

I will just have to pour hot water into cooler a gallon at a time, thought I’d set on the counter.
(I will need a step stool!).

then from mash to brew pot I can do a few gallons at a time too, I guess.

thanks!![/quote]
No problem. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

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