Originally Posted by smata67
I'm getting a 5.75% ABV and only 22 IBU when entering the recipe in beersmith. I'm thinking of reducing the alcohol to about 4.5% and adding .25 oz Perle to get the bitterness close to 30 IBU. Any thoughts? The 22 IBU value seems low to me.
Just brewed this one up today, and it was a good day, first time I hit all my numbers dead on during an AG brew
BeerSmith predicted 22 IBU's for this one for me as well, however BeerSmith also specifies a 20-40 IBU range for an American Pale Ale, which this falls under. I'm guessing this won't be a particularly bitter beer, but I also don't think it is supposed to be either.
And assuming this one ferments down to BeerSmith's predicted gravity, mine will be at 5.79% ABV
Anyway, after all the responses to this recipe, I am very excited for this one to be ready to drink!