We are shooting for a simple pale ale, but I wanted a little more flavor character then just the 2-row malt, hence the crystal and honey malts. Would you advise scratching one of the two, or both? I'm open for opinions, specialty grains and malt probably shouldn't be in an APA, but I wanted to give it our own little twist. I'm thinking of cutting the crystal out and possibly only going for .5 lb of honey malt, if any at all. My thoughts with this are that the honey malt might add a little more "body" to the beer.
With the flaked oats and wheat, again, as this is my first all grain batch and I don't have the equipment, I'm just going off of what my friend does and that is what he uses and I'm taking his word for it.
Hops are going to be all cascade for the boil and dry hop with some Saaz if I can locate some, hopefully the LHBS will have some. Thinking about changing the hop schedule to:
2.5 oz at 60 min
2 oz at 15
1.5 oz at 5
1 oz at flameout
then dry hoping 2 oz of Saaz
And thanks again!