Originally Posted by jwalker1140
Just to confirm, are the second and third specialty grains really both crystal 40L?
I think the extract version in BCS lists 1.25 lb. each of carapils and Crystal 40. Also, I think the BCS recipe actually calls for 8.4 lbs of light LME and 1.0 lbs of wheat LME. I think the main thing is that your OG should be approx. 1066 and IBU's in the low 60's, using Northern Brewer as bittering, Cascade at the end of the boil and Centennial to dry hop. I've seen some online discussion of an "imperial" version that is 1.074 (I believe).
I'm brewing the extract w/steeping grains version this weekend, and planning to substitute DME for LME and adding a 1/2 lb of Muscovado, but otherwise following the BCS recipe.