I really like a nice dry, but also malty American Pale Ale, like Summit Extra Pale ale, which i think when fresh, is the best example that I can think of. I am coming up with a recipe for a darker copper colored APA and I am always one that cannot show restraint when hopping, so I want some advice on what do with this beer to strike a balance, I want hops to clearly be evident in flavor and aroma, but not overpowering.
12 gallon batch
17 lbs, 0 oz Briess 2-Row Brewer's Malt
2 lbs, 0 oz Weyermann Munich Type II
1 lbs, 0 oz Briess 2 Row Caramel 40
1 lbs, 0 oz Briess 2 Row Caramel 60
0 lbs, 8 oz Briess Victory
0 lbs, 6 oz Crisp Crystal Malt 120L
OG = 1.053
FG = 1.011?
WLP001 or WLP007 not sure
Mash temp = 154
I have the following hops:
I was throwing around the idea of all Willamette......