I don't have much experience creating my own recipes and am a little gun shy about tweaking someone else's recipe so I'm hoping someone can give me some guidance.
I'm looking for an all grain recipe that has more malt character than a Blond, something closer to the malt character of an APA, but falls in the 25-30 IBU range. (Would that be a Golden Ale?)
I've had great results with the recipes in Brewing Classic Styles, so I was thinking about just taking one of the APA recipes and scaling down the IBUs from 40 to, say, 28. Is it that simple or would I need to also make adjustments to the grain bill to keep it from turning out funky?
Any tips, or even a recipe that you think would give me what I'm looking for, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!