I wanted to thank everyone who contributed to this thread. Yesterday I made my first-ever all-grain batch with:
6oz Carafa I
75 mins @152F, sparged to 7 gals
60 min boil:
1oz German Tradition hops at start
1oz German Tradition hops at 30 mins
Whirfloc at 15 mins
2oz Saaz at flame out
I ended up with about 5.8 gals of wort.
I used Wyeast Bavarian Lager yeast
My brewing software says this is a 73% efficiency and I'm looking at 5% ABV
Fermenting in my garage at mid-50s Fahrenheit, which over the next weeks will drop to the upper-40s...but I plan on having my keezer built by then anyway.
The chickens loved the spent grains.
Now I only have 188lbs of Vienna left! :-)
In Primary: Northwest IPA, Hefeweizen, Vienna Lager
In Bottles: British Bitter, Northwest IPA
In Garden: Sheep, Pheasants, Chickens, Spinach, Beets, Potatoes, Cabbage, Cilantro, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Carrots, Tatsoi, Lettuce
In Freezer: Venison, Elk, Lamb, Pork, Antelope, Salmon
Projects: Keezer conversion, sausages