First time brewer here. Brewing with a buddy in a couple weeks and using the Jasper's Buxbaum Bixby O'Bray kit, but want to make it my own with some of my own tastes. Here is what I'm thinking - and I'd love feedback on it! I'm thinking of switching out the Columbus hops the recipe includes with some magnum hops. I am also going to soak 2 oz wood chips in Woodford Reserve Bourbon. I think I'm also going to throw in some honey (my buddy is a beekeeper and often brews with it). Trying to fuse my love of stouts with my love of IPA's. Beersmith gives me a min IBU of 60 and a max IBU of 120 (which is too high imo, I'd like it between 75-90).
The Jasper's Recipe is below.
Malt Bag 1
4.4 lbs. Munich Malt Extract Syrup
Malt Bag 2
3.3 lbs. Light Malt Extract Syrup
1.1 lbs. Wheat Malt Extract Syrup
4 oz 10L Crystal Malt (Crushed)
4 oz 20L Crystal Malt (Crushed)
8 oz Biscuit Malt (Crushed)
16 oz De-Husked Carafa I Malt (Crushed)
1 oz Nugget Hops (Bittering, 65 Minutes)
1 oz Columbus Hops (Bittering, 65 Minutes)
1 oz Cascade Hops (Flavor & Aroma, 5 Minutes)
1 oz Centennial Hops (Flavor & Aroma, Dry Hop)
1 oz Amarillo Hops (Flavor & Aroma, Dry Hop)
Dry Yeast: Safale US-05 Yeast
Thanks for all the help.