Thanks for the input, I wonder if the F.G. of 1.024 is due to the high amount of Roasted/Chocolate etc.
Just thought I would post the recipe that I ended up brewing, it sort've morphed from the original...not by much though
8 lbs of M.O.
1 lb of Vienna
1 lb of Roasted Barley
1 lb of Chocolate (bumbed the addition by 1/2 lb, Matt Up North conned me into this one
1/2 lb of 60L (had extra on hand vs buying 40L)
1 oz of Fuggles 4.7% @ 60 min
1/2 oz of Fuggles 4.7% @ 45 min
1/2 oz of Fuggles 4.7% @ 30 min
Hops were changed from Willamette to Fuggles for the mere fact that they were a bit cheaper @ the LHBS (between the two there isn't much difference)
Irish Ale yeast w/ starter
Single infusion @ 154 for 60 min.
After hearing you describe yours, I can't wait to pour my first pint.
When sampling the hydro reading after the boil, I have to say it tasted quite good and balanced.
Patience is a B!tch right now...