I'm trying to brew a strong ale, perhaps like an old ale, for the first time. Normally I make pales and ambers, as well as some lighter beers like cream ale and hef. I'm a bit worried that my patience is not up to the challenge, and that I'll be sipping this after a week in the bottle, haha.
Anyway, here's the grain bill. I don't know what this is, exactly. Any tips or opinions?
10# Maris Otter
1# Brown malt
.5# Crystal 120
.75# Crystal 75
.25 Flaked Oatmeal
.5# cane sugar
I'm thinking of mashing around 152F, and fermenting with s-05 so that it doesn't get too heavy.