Started in on my new sack of Crisp Chevallier "heritage" malt, and new crop whole cone hops. Pale ale with a little inspiration from reading lots of Ron Pattinson's old recipes, after all it's old timey barley -- 10% of extract from No. 1 Invert. Chinook, Cascade, Mt Hood and plenty of Willamette.
The Chevallier was a b**** to mill, and even with a fairly intensive mash (150° 45 min 160° 45 min 170° 15 min) yielded less extract than most anything I'm familiar with. (I expected and accounted for that.) But wow. The wort has superb aroma, flavor, and even mouthfeel and apparent foam capacity (despite the sugar.) Would think there was some specialty malt in there. Can't wait for this one. And yes, the sack is a nice wall hanger. Long brew day though.