Beer Style: Mild (11A)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 10 US gallons
I made this recently. It came out very nicely. It's a nice recipe because you can make 10 gallons on the stove top. Patterned after Darryl Richman's Mild from the Cat's Meow.
Mash-in at 50C for a 15 minute protein rest (1.5 gallons water @ 66C) Raise to 68C with 1.75 gallons of boiling water, hold for 60 mins. Mash-out by bringing 1 gallon of liquid to a boil and returning to mash (70C, not high enough). Sparge with 6 gallons of water at 80C. (Collected about 7 gallons).
Boil 60 minutes. CF chilled to 20C for pitching.
Mix with 5 gallons of pre-boiled, cooled & aerated water.
Fermented in an open bucket for 2 days, then "dropped" (racked) into carboys. For one, I siphoned with normal care to avoid aeration. For the other, I deliberately let the beer fall from the neck of the carboy to the bottom to get some aeration. The second batch (with aeration) had a "rounder", more pleasant (IMHO) flavor, with a nice hint of butterscotch (diacetyl).
Source: Spencer Thomas