I'm moving to my second beer after a rye hinted mild ale. Was thinking about brewing a pale ale with galaxy and calypso hops, dry hopping with the calypso to see if any of the apple character remains. I'm going to get this going on Saturday with a mate, but before then I have some time to ask questions and look for people's advice
Currently I was thinking about using 7% of both Munich malts and British crystal malts (L70) to give it a bit of a malty backbone. We'll be aiming for an abv in the 5-6% region (still to fix), and an IBU of 40-60 (again advice is welcome, as it's the first hoppy brew I'm making).
Three main questions: would adding 2-3% of biscuit malts be overkill? would some late addition of cascade for grapefruit character be an asset or a hindrance that would muddle the hop profile? should I aim at a higher proportion of Munich malts?