I'm new here to the forums and was hoping on a bit of advice/help from all you on here.
I've been homebrewing for about a year with a friend of mine, just doing extract batches and usually only doing pre-made ingredient kits.
We've managed to acquire a bunch of random stuff from either visits to homebrew shops or kits we didn't use. We're hoping to use it all to make a big imperial style IPA, but I wanted to ask you guys about it first.
I have a few recipes I've run through BeerSmith using these ingredients, but of course I have no idea how it's actually going to taste.
Here's the ingredients we have to work with:
Cystal 60L Malt (1lb) mixed with 2-Row Malt (.5lb)--steeping grains
Pale extract (liquid) (7lb)
Extra pale extract (liquid) (5lb) and Wheat extract (liquid) (2lb)--mixed together (from a kit)
Briess Amber Extract (dry) 3lbs
4oz Brewers Gold (9.3aa)
2oz Northern Brewer (8.1aa)
1oz Amarillo (7.5aa)
1oz Amarillo (7.0aa)
1oz Cascade (7.5aa)
1oz Perle (7.1aa)
1oz Willamette (5.1aa)
1oz Fuggle (4.8aa)
1oz Tettnang (3.9aa)
1oz Argentinian Cascade (3.2aa)
2 packs of Nottingham (dry)
(we may have some other yeast at his house... I can't remember)
Any ideas on what we could do with all this, as far as IPAs go? Any hops that we should or shouldn't use?
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance!