Originally Posted by jacksonbrown
My first question would be, why all the different crystal malts? Why not just do a mix of 40L and 120L? As for hops... more, please! I would get rid of the 90 min addition and move the Simcoe to later additions, like 10 and 5. Simcoe and Cascade go great together. I would also consider a 50/50 mix of the two (maybe 1-2 oz total) at 20 min and adding 1 oz of simcoe to your dry hop.
Generally I've had good results doing the different crystal malts. I'm sure I could just use 40L and 120L but figured my way doesn't hurt.
More hops? It's set to 70 IBUs on a 1.065 brew. Maybe something like this instead:
use time oz variety form aa
Boil 60 mins 1.5 Magnum pellet 13.0
Boil 60 mins 1.0 Simcoe pellet 13.0
Boil 30 mins 0.5 Simcoe pellet 13.0
Boil 15 mins 0.5 Simcoe pellet 13.0
Dry hop 7 days 2.0 Cascade info leaf 5.5
That would be 74 IBU Tinseth and use the Simcoe at three different additions.