I wanted to make an IPA for my next beer, I love strong citrusy IPAs and hear great things about Dog Fish Heads 90 minute IPA (can't get it here in Canada
). So I was planning on following a clone recipe for it.
One thing I noticed when tallying up the price of all the ingredients is that it isn't gonna be cheap, the hops alone are gonna cost me nearly $20! When you add in the rest of the ingredients the bill is getting over $70.
I was looking for a way to cut costs down a bit and thought maybe I could save $10 if I dump it on the leftover cake when I bottle my irish stout. Would using Irish ale yeast instead of British ale yeast make a huge difference? How would it change the beer?
Also Amarillo hops seem to be very expensive at my LHBS but Cascade aren't. Would substituting for cascade hops be a bad idea?