Ok, so im doing the AHS stella clone, and it automatically comes with LME (Not typically a fan of working with LME) but anyways, I want to try and max out my performance on this one so i figure i'll do a late addition to avoid malliard reactions and a darker color. Also, i always do full boils because i think they have a serious flavor impact.
So anyways, the recipe calls for 2 oz of Saaz at 60, 1 oz at 15, and another oz at 5 min. Well, I make the adjustments on beersmith for full boil and late LME addition, and according to beersmith, to hit 23 IBU's I need to only put in .5 oz of saaz at the start of the boil.
thats only 25% of the bittering hops the recipe calls for. Thats a pretty huge deviation from the recipe, so i wanted some opinions here before I get crazy with the hop additions.