2 LB Pale 2 row malt
8oz Rye malt
3oz Crystal 40L
.5oz Cascade @ 60min
.25oz Cascade @ 30min
.25oz Cascade @ 5min
Heat 3 quarts of water to 170 degrees, add grains and steep for 45 minutes. Keep water temp between 145-155, stirring every 15 minutes.
While steeping (also known as mashing),heat 1 gallon H2O into another pot to 160F for sparging. At end of steep, pour grains through a strainer into another pot. (You can use a grain sack to hold grains, but make sure you load them loosely and rinse very throughly)
Sparing: slowly pour the gallon of H2O over the strainer or grain bag and let drip into pot. Discard grains.
Boil: Bring liquid (wort) to a boil. Set a 45 minute timer,adding hops according to schedule (above).
At end of boil, take off heat, cool to 70-80F degrees. Pour into 1 gallon jug (using funnel), adding clean water if needed to reach one gallon. Place cap and shake to aerate. Uncap and pitch yeast (1/2 pkt), attach blow off tube.
Should begin bubbling within 24 hours. When fermentation subsides (5-7 days), wait additional 5 days and then bottle.