So someone gave me 2 cans of pre-hopped LME. 1 an IPA, the other an English Bitter. It states an IBU i want to say of like 30 or something (i don't have them in front of me). I was thinking just because they were free (and old) of making a quick american stout recipe and dumping it on a San Franciso Lager Cake that will be available to me this weekend after racking off of it.
I'm wondering how to account for bitterness. Will 1 4lb can mixed with 5 gallons mean the thing will have 30 IBUS? If I use the 2 cans with 5 gallons, does this mean I'll end up with 60 IBUS? Anyone know how this works? I just plan on doing something quick and easy but don't want it to be way too bitter or under bittered for that matter. I wanted to also use some grain to obviously turn this into a stout lager.
Any suggestions on using the hopped LME?