I am dusting off an old hobby. It seemed like a good time.
I am shooting for a serviceable, Heavy Scottish Ale. Not a prize winner, just something drinkable.
Bella does not like IPAs, hence I am shooting for about 25 International Bittering Units rather than IPA's 70-to-150.
I am using the hops I have on hand, 0.4 oz of Galena for an hour, then 0.2 and 0.2 oz of Centennial at fifteen minutes and five minutes, respectively.
Six pounds of golden malt extract, three lb of sugar approx 4.5 gallons of water and dried, Lallemand Windsor yeast.
Beers with 7%-to-8% alcohol tend to be more stable in the bottle than lighter beers.