No real reason. It's just a different pale malt that seems to get good reviews.
I'm trying for a relatively lighter ale with some noticeable hoppiness but not the the level of an IPA, hence the MO, white wheat, and flaked rice and staggered addition of a high AA hop.
I've read that golden promise is a good pale ale malt, so I used that as my base.
It's also really damn hot here in texas, so I used american ale 1056 fermenting at 62 degree, which wyeast says promotes crispness with mild citrus notes at temps in the low 60's.
Hopefully a good beer for drinking at the lake will be born in a month.
I was thinking about letting it sit in the primary for 3.5-4 weeks before bottling. Does that sound about right?