Originally Posted by steviesteve31
thats why im asking what can i do to make it better
you almost have a stout as is.
its going to be roasty, black as obsidian and most likely hit the 1.020 curse.
getting away from stoutish
75% of the crystal, 20L-40L
no brown sugar
maybe keep the same amount of extract but light/x-light (maybe some amber at a top but very little)
carapils is a personal taste thing
the hop schedule is a personal taste thing