Originally Posted by LeeF
Thanks for the response. I increased the hops due to some off line recommendations. I thought the grain bill was lacking also.
I decided to go with:
27.5 lbs Maris Otter
1.5 lbs Crystal 40
1.5 lbs CaraPils
2 lbs Honey (flame out)
1.5 lbs Victory
2 oz Warrior 60 mins
.75 oz Simcoe and 1 oz Amarillo 30 mins
.75 oz Simcoe & 1 oz Amarillo 15 mins
.75 oz Simcoe & 1 oz Amarillo 5 mins
4 oz Cascade Dry
Matt Up North, I was originally going with Crystal 20 due to my prior IPA's being too malty. I think Crystal 20 and no Victory or other malt for that matter may have left the hops out there on their own. I decided to up the Crystal to 40 and may try to mash 150F for lower FG.
IMO 4 oz of Cascades dry-hopping is unnecessary. You can achieve the same thing with less.
Add that honey to the fermenter AFTER you have chilled the wort if you want any flavor from it at all. If you want to help your yeast out, add it after fermentation is off and going strong.