I bought 4 ounces of Apollo hops on a whim. I considered a SMaSH, but I think I like a little more complexity in the malt bill for an IPA. So, anyone care to comment on the following?
11# pale malt
.5# honey malt
apollo pellet hops - 18.9%AA
.5oz apollo @60min
.5oz apollo @30min
1oz apollo @10 min
2oz apollo @0 min (hopback if I can get it working)
Pacman yeast with appropriate starter
Mash at 155F for 60 min.
320 calories/pint (ouch)
Comments - no dry-hopping. I haven't really been happy with dry-hopping using pellets which these puppies are. I'm not sure if you can even get Apollo hops in leaf form. As much as I love dry-hopping with Amarillo, I don't want to hide the Apollo flavor. I'm hoping that the hop-back will supply enough flavor and aroma to make up for the lack of dry-hops.