add the honey at the last 5 min, if you do a late addition, you will get greater hop utilization and actually increase the bitterness and youve got quite a bit of hopping going on to begin with. you should be fine with the yeast cake. i culture my own yeast and have never had issues with off flavors. the advantage of utilizing yeast cake is that you will have rapid fermentation and short lag time and that decreases the risk of off flavors from bacteria and other microbiobials that can infect beer prior to inocculation. the rest of your recipe and method looks fantastic. cheers!
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