[quote=“blatz”][quote=“HoppHead”]This is my first post so I’d like to say hi to all. :cheers:
I buy 50# bags of 2 row and buy hops by the pound of which I have a variety.
So what would be a good variety of specialty grains to keep on hand and amounts.
I keep on tap a straight Pilsner with Saaz hops which is my favorite, but I want to brew other styles.
I brew with the weather, late fall-winter I brew lagers, spring-early summer I brew ales.[/quote]
welcome! it would help if you were a bit more specific about what styles you brew most to give the best advice.
But, I can tell you what I keep on hand -
I brew almost strictly German lagers (dortmunder, pilsner, marzen, vienna and bock) and American style ales (IPA, IIPA Amber, APA, Am Brown, Am Stout, Robust Porter, Barleywine, Imperial Stout) of course with occasional one offs, but that is the regularly brewed stuff.
I have about 20# of hops:
4-5#s noble - Tett, Mittlefruh, Saaz
5# High Alpha Bittering - Magnum, Warrior, Apollo, etc
10# American Flavor/Aroma - Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial, Citra, Cascade, Columbus, etc.
2 sacks Rahr 2row
1 sack each Munich, Vienna, Pils, maybe Munich II
For specialties, I try to keep stocked:
10# Crisp Extra Light Crystal (15L)
10# Crisp Medium Crystal (45L)
5# Crisp Extra Dark Crystal (150L)
5# Caramunich I
5# Roasted Barley
5# Crisp Chocolate
2# Pale chocolate
2# Black Patent
2# Dehusked Carafa Special I
That pretty much covers the closet under my stairs where I keep all my supply of grain. I like having these as I can
brew just about anything on a moment’s notice.
Yeasts (usually slurries in jars)
Is there a grain silo under your stairs?