Originally Posted by held79
Are you suggesting using all the LME and DME and all 2 lbs of the Crystal? That seems like a lot but I'm still fairly new at this.
Which yeast would be better? I'm thinking probably the 1272.
The DME/LME is not too much in fact; four vs five lbs, more is better. The 10L will not get better than 50% extraction efficiency, so its not too much if you just steep in 2.5 gallons of water. Use the 2.5 gallon as your boil size to help set the hop utilization.
It would use the 1272 since I like American Ambers. If you want this to have more a Belgian-like taste use the T-58.
Without a doubt use the web site recipe spreadsheet. It will help you understand recipe creation.