Originally Posted by maltbarleyhops
agree on the 05. it is a staple of my dry yeasts. throw in the whole oz of amarillo.
I completely agree on using a whole oz of amarillo, heck I'd even throw in another ounce at flameout, but if you do back down on the northern brewer to 0.75 oz. Also, this is going to effect your sweetness/bitterness balance.
As far as malts, I would increase the amount of light LME if it were me, by about 2 lb or back down on the bittering hops. I think that your current recipe will be a bit too dry for the IBUs, even without adding the extra amarillo. I would up the light liquid extract to 3.5-4 lb, and add in the extra hops to put you right at 5.5% ABV and slightly on the high end of everything for an amber. On the otherhand, if you keep you current recipe just back down the bittering hops to 0.75 oz to bring the IBU's in balance. I would still add the 1/2-1oz of amarillo at flameout to get some more hop aroma and flavor into the beer.