Using a recipe from the HBA recipe book: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/better-red-than-dead/
For 6 gallons (22.7 L)
7.0 lb (3.2 kg) | Maris Otter malt
3.0 lb (1.4 kg) | Munich malt
8.0 oz (227 g) | CaraRed 20
6.0 oz (170 g) | Crystal 120
4.0 oz (113 g) | Roasted Barley
1.5 oz (43 g) | Fuggle 4.6% a.a. pellet hops (45 min)
1.0 oz (28 g) | East Kent Goldings 4.5% a.a. pellet hops (15 min)
White Labs 004 or Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale Yeast
3.5 oz (100 g) | priming sugar
"Better Red than dead" and am wanting to convert it to a partial mash an am having trouble understanding what this paragraph means:
Substitute 6.5 lb (3.0 kg) Eglish dry malt extract for the base malts. Steep specialty grains for 30 minutes in 160°F (71°C) water. Increase hops to 25 percent to compensate for lower utilization rate. Reduce boil to 60 minutes and proceed with remainder of recipe.
1) Am I correct in assuming that both the Otter and the Munich are used as base malts?
2) It states that in order to convert to extract to use "Eglish DME" What is that? I assume I was going to use either pale/gold DME or Amber DME
3) I do not understand the increas the hops to 25% comment. Does it mean increase BY 25%?
Thanks guys! I'm still relatively new to this! I appreciate any help!