« on: May 12, 2011, 02:12:50 PM »
6.5 # American Pale Ale Liquid Malt Extract
1 # Crystal Malt 60L
½ # Victory Malt
.5 oz Centennial Hops 9.4 AAU 60 min
.5 oz Cascade Hops 6.6 AAU 30 min
1 oz Cascade Hops 6.6 AAU 15 min
1 tsp Irish Moss 5 min
.5 oz Cascade Hops 6.6 AAU 0 min
.5 oz Centennial Hops 9.4 AAU 0 min
I used California Ale Yeast WLP001
I put the cracked grains in a mesh grain bag and placed in the pot of 2 gallons of water. Heated the water with the cracked grains until almost boiling. Removed the grain and added the liquid malt. Once it boiled added the first hops. After 30 minutes of boiling added the second step of hops. After fifteen more minutes added the third step of hops. After 10 minutes added the Irish Moss. After 5 mins add the finishing hops.
After bringing the temp down to 68 degrees I added the wort(?) to the other 3 gallons of water. I then used warm tap water to activate the yeast and dumped it into the beer. Put the lid on the bucket and put it away in my closet which was around 74 degrees.
I never really saw activity in the airlock but I was using a bucket and was told sometimes those aren't air tight which would allow for the gas to escape that way. I have replaced the bucket with a glass carboy for the next batch.