I guess this isn't a complete beginner question, but it doesn't involve techniques.
I am looking to make a simple strong honey-based beer, all extract, with only what I have on hand. I will probably add specialty grains steeped but I have not thought that far ahead yet.
I have 9 lbs of gold LME and 3 lbs of honey on hand, as well as 1 lb of caramel 60, 1 lb of Marris Otter, and 1 lb of unmalted barley. I would like to use all the honey- how much LME can I add without overwhelming my yeast? I planned on pitching US-05, rehydrated. Will this be able to handle a relatively big beer? Will I need to double pitch?
My LHBS has a pretty dreadful supply of liquid yeasts, and I want to brew this weekend, so I am limited to dry, non-specialty yeast.
Any thoughts are appreciated!