Porter recipe: any good?
I'm relatively new to brewing and decided to take a bit of a leap and threw together a porter recipe myself--it's pretty basic. Is it any good? Also, I have a question about the hops: I was planning on using Cascade and what they had at the LHBS are listed as 8.7% alpha, which is higher than I was expecting, so would using 2oz for the full 60 min. and 1 oz for the last 5 be too much? I don't want it to be too hoppy...anyway here's my planned recipe:
6.6 lbs amber LME
1 lb dark DME
1/2 lb chocolate
1/2 lb Black Patent
Steep grains in 3 gallons for 30 min. at 155 degrees fahrenheit
Remove grains and bring to boil, add extracts boil 60 min
2 oz. cascade (8.7% AA) for 60 min
1 oz cascade (8.7% AA) for 5 min
Ferment about 2 weeks-ish (FG around 1.014)
Rack to bottling bucket, prime, bottle, and wait.