So I ended up taking a closer look at the included hops in this kit and decided (with the help of the fine folks at my LHBS) to change some things up.
The recipe included with the kit used 1 oz magnum (60 min), 1 oz cluster (15 min), 1/2 oz galena (5 min) and 1/2 oz galena (dry hop). There were changes made by hand, however, on the printed copy I received. I'm guessing the changes were based on them being out of galena, so it ended up using magnum for both aroma and dry hopping.
After doing a bit of research, this hop combo seemed odd for an IPA. So I decided to ditch some of the included hops and use this schedule:
- 1 oz magnum (60 min)
- 1/2 oz cascade and 1/2 oz simcoe (15 min)
- 1/2 oz citra (5 min)
- 1/2 oz cascade and 1/2 oz citra (dry hop)
Any thoughts on the changes? I'll let you all know how it turns out even though it may not be that useful for those who find this thread after ordering the AHS Budget IPA since mine ended up being so different.
Also, any thoughts on the initial recipe? The folks at the LHBS gave me quite weird looks when I said this was supposed to result in an American-style IPA.