I've done AG for over a year now, but I'm currently brewing my first experimental AG batch. I've played around plenty with Extract and Cider, but was hessitant on "fooling around" with an AG because of the time investment. I'd like to run the recipe by you guys to see if I'm just nuts with my modifications.
I started with an AHS Imperial stout recipe and bumped up the Pale Malt (for higher gravity), Black Patent (for added darkness), and 1/2 more oz of Chinook hops (added bitterness to offset the higher gravity).
Here's the bill:
14 lb. Pale Malt
1 lb. Crystal 60
1 lb. Black Barley
3/4 lb. Black Patent
2.5 oz. Chinook bittering hops
Projected optimal Gravity: 1.112
I hope to get atleast a 75% conversion: .834
IBU: around 105 depending on OG
I'm also considering adding some leftover corn sugar or molasses just before the boil, which will start in about 20 minutes. I figure I'll be able to tap the keg around st. pat's day.
what do you guys think?