I'm fairly new to beer brewing. I have made a couple of the kits, but that is about it. I have been brewing mead for a couple years now, so I'm not a completely new to brewing.
My plan is to make 1 gallon of boil in the bag to start and then try a 5 gallon batch if it turns out well.
I based it off of an english barley wine and here is what I have so far for 1 gallon.
3.5 LB Maris Otter
1 lb of honey boiled for an hour (won't add until after
3 oz Crystal mahogany ireks (from original, but can't get it locally and not sure if I need or if there is a sub.)
Here are the hops additions from the original recipe, but not sure if there is a better option.
90 min boil with 0.15 oz target at start
15 mins of boil with 0.28 challanger and 0.28 Northdown
If my calculations are correct I should get an OG somewhere around 1.110.
Main questions are;
- not sure if the crystal is needed
- Hops choice
I generally don't go for the super hoppy beers, and hops are probably my weakest area on knowledge.