This is my first crack at building a recipe, so any feedback would be appreciated.
Suckerpunch Pale Ale
6.0lb Pale LME
.75lb Crystal 20L
1 Whirlfloc Tablet
1.0 oz Centennial (60min)
.50 oz Cascade (45min)
.25 oz Cascade (30min)
.25 oz Cascade (2min)
Yeast - WLP001
I wanted Carafoam instead of Caramunich, but the LHBS guy told me this was the same thing...Beersmith disagrees. lol
I love hoppy beers and wanted to make one within the Pale Ale style...this one weighs in at a hefty 49.4 IBUs (just under the pale ale limit of 50). I called it Suckerpunch because the small cascade addition of finishing hops should catch the drinker offguard with the bitterness that's about to follow.
I plan on brewing this in the next couple of days, and I'm not sure about the hop schedule. Let me know what you guys think I should adjust...
BTW, my friend is brewing a Brewers Best Pale Ale kit and we're planning on comparing the finished products...obviously I'm hoping that mine rates higher. lol