Originally Posted by s2cmpugh
Five gallons is the plan!
I read on here that a 90 min. boil helped things out, but I can easily swap that back to 60!
For the hop schedule, does adding Cascade at 30 mins. effect the hop?
For the crystal, I wanted some head retention and a little body, but is 1.25# too much?
Hops added at 30 minutes increase the IBUs some, but you get no hops flavor or aroma out of them. An IPA should have lots of flavor and aroma (in addition to the firm bitterness) so using more hops later in the boil is a key.
My favorite IPAs have no crystal malt, but I have some that use a bit. Up to a pound would be ok if you really like a sweet finish in an IPA, but I'd suggest using no more than .75 pound in a 13 pound grain bill. With a high mash temperature and all that crystal, you risk being "thick" and cloying in the finish.