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Default American Pilschner? Please critique.

Hi everyone,
Since I just got a 4gal #1 plastic bottle from Sam's Club last night for when I brewed the NB Bourbon Barrel porter, I figure I should ferment some beer in it now that it is empty! I was think of trying a 3.5gal session beer as a test for something in a larger batch once I am mowing my lawn again during the summer. I was looking for something like a Classic American Pilsner, but I don't want to lager. So, maybe Kolsch yeast? Hence, my corny name a Pilschner. Here is my extract recipe.... Would love some feedback!

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 3.50 gal
Post Boil Volume: 3.25 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 3.50 gal
Bottling Volume: 3.10 gal
Estimated OG: 1.048 SG
Estimated Color: 5.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 32.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 0.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 9.4 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 2 9.4 %
1 lbs Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 3 18.9 %
3 lbs 4.8 oz Pilsner Liquid Extract (3.5 SRM) Extract 4 62.3 %
1.00 oz Saaz [4.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 22.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Saaz [4.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 8.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 2.2 IBUs
1.0 pkg Kolsch Yeast (Wyeast Labs #2565) [124.21 Yeast 8 -

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