Brewing this beer:
lets assume I average about 75% to 80% efficiency:
8.5# Maris Otter
8 oz 40L Crystal Malt
Mash Schedule: 80 min (start at 154, dropping to 150 degrees F over 80 minutes)
Ferment: 18 days then bottle at house temp - 70 degrees.
It's mashing now. My hops are, in no particular order:
1 oz Fuggles 4.2%A
2 oz Northdown UK 10.6%
1 oz Perle 8.3%A
1.5 oz Kent Goldings US 4.5%
1 oz Perle 13%A
1 oz Amarillo 10.3%A
2 oz Challanger 7.0%A
There's a lot of possibilities. My thoughts are to bitter it with the Northdown and use Fuggles for odor. But don't let that bias you. Please suggest a hop schedule based on what you're in the mood for and what style it will lean toward. I'm curious to see what you folks come up with.
Okay screwed up. I realized I only used 7.5# Marris Otter (in addition to 8 oz 40L crystal malt). Realized it when trying to figure out how I missed my original gravity. I didn't bother with DME. How might this taste with an OG of 1.34?
Oh, and what I actually did as far as hops go:
1 oz Kent Goldings (4.5%)
0.5 oz Norhtdown (10.6%