Hello, I am new to brewing (and this forum) and my first batch of homebrew was the Brewhouse IPA kit. I pulled back the water that was added to the wort and dry hopped heavily with Cascade and Chinook. This turned out quite well. (marshallhomebrew.blogspot.com)
I am now getting ready to try the Festa Brew Western IPA kit. I want to try to make this a double IPA and was going to simmer the wort at 170 with some 2 row malt and then boil with some hops. Has anyone had any luck with modifications to this kit or does anyone have any suggestions as to how to increase the ABV and what hops to boil\dry hop with?
Thanks a bunch.