Advice on tweaking an AHS recipe.
I ordered a recipe kit from AHS that I am thinking of experimenting with. I ordered, in addition to the other stuff I purchased, an AHS low-carb ale with Amylase enzyme as an addition. As it stands, the recipe seems to be 3lb of light extract and 2lb of corn syrup. I'm not sure of the hops included, but seeing as though it was formulated to be very neutral in taste I imagine it is not very hoppy at all. I understand it is meant to be the closest thing to a standard BMC, but in ale form.
Anyways, I was thinking of playing with this recipe as an experiment. For one, I've never used Amylase enzyme, but I understand what it does. I was thinking of maybe going away from the ale and into a lager, as my reading shows that lagering Amylase tends to clear up the nasty aftertastes of Amylase. I was also thinking of adding a specialty grain, maybe a pound of Crytal L90 for color, taste, and mouth feel. I was also thinking of hopping it up in one of two ways; a healthy dose of Noble hops for a crisp old world low-carb lager, or go new world, and make it a nicely hopped Stone Levitation-esque, hoppy, low-carb, session ale. Fact is, I'm not sure where I want to go.
What do you gents think? Has anyone tried this particular kit?
Edit: For an ale I would use some Nottingham, and for a lager I am not sure what I would want to use.
Primary Fermenter: English Mild
Primary Fermenter: English ESB
Secondary: EMPTY :(
Secondary: Empty :(
Last edited by BrewN00b; 07-09-2009 at 02:09 AM.