I need to brew and use up ingredients I bought last fall. Trouble is what I have for base grains isn't what I'd typically use for an APA, which is what I want to brew.
Without getting into too much detail, my APA is going to have the following typical specs:
- Mid 1.050's ish OG
- Around 40 IBU from Apollo for bittering at 60
- Cascade and Amarillo at 10 and flameout for flavor and aroma
- SanDiego Super yeast from WLP
My base grains are a blend of Weyerman Pale malt, Weyerman Pils, some 40l and maybe some Munich or Melanoidin for a little malty action. This is what I have on hand as well as some other grains but not in significant quantity.
So far my thoughts are to use 6lbs of the Pale ( all I have ) and around 4lbs of the Pils ( I have a 10lb bag ) with a half pound each of 40L and Munich for a little color and flavor.
What am I going for?
A crisp and refreshing APA I can session with plenty of citrus and grapefruit flavor.
My other idea was to flip the Pils and Pale around, go 6lbs Pils and 4lbs Pale, ditch the Munich and go for a lighter colored and flavored result.