After a 10 year sabbatical from brewing, I am finally coming back to whole grain brewing and I'm going to try my luck at a Dales Pale Ale Clone listed in the Home Brew Talk Page submitted by Desert Sky Brewing.
The recipe is designed for 11 gallons, but I am brewing 5. Question/advice, Please.....I have divided the grains in half, but how much should I reduce the Hops by?....I have been told anywhere from full 11 gallon batch strength- that quite frankly frightens me on such a hoppy ale, to Cutting it in half, to Cutting it to about 70% of the original recipe. The 11 gallon recipe calls for
approximately 5 ounces of a variety of Hops.
Anyone have any experience with this?...I love Hops and Dales, and don't want to screw up my first batch by overhopping to an extreme.
Please advise- thanks