I just brewed this kit on Sunday as my second ever batch on my own. No real advice here, but it came with 4oz of hops and only called for 3. I decided to add the extra ounce for bittering. It also came with 1 lb of Honey and I bought and added an extra 1/2 lb for flavor and to see if I could boost the ABV a little... I must say, this batch smelled so awesome while brewing, I'm very excited to try the final product. Happy brewing!