Please Critique this Black IPA recipe!
Hi there everybody! I am reaching out to the wise minds of this forum to assist me in my brewing endevours. With the assistance of remman4's original Black IPA recipe I wanted to try and brew my own version. Below I have a tweaked Black IPA recipe which I was looking for some feedback on. Please note that I am still a newbie and this would be my fourth brew. The size of this batch will be for 2.5 gallons so I hope my ingredients and brew days steps accurately reflect that. I look forward to your responses!
SIDE-NOTE: For the hops would you prefer pellet or leaf? I was looking to do pellet, but if others out there prefer otherwise let me know! Additionally what yeast would you prefer. I have read a number of recipes that use Wyeast 1272 American Ale Yeast or Safale US-05 Ale Yeast.
Steeped at ~155F for 30 mins in 2.5 gallons water
0.25 lb Carafa III
0.25 lb Briess Organic Chocolate
0.25 lb 60L Crystal
0.25 lb 90L Crystal
0.25 lb Roasted Barley
1 lbs Dark DME 60 min boil
0.5 lb Amber DME at flameout
4 lbs Canadian two row LME at flameout
0.75 oz 13.9% AA Nugget 60 min
0.5 oz 17.4% AA Milennium 60 min
0.5 oz 13.1% AA Magnum 30 min (estimated AA due to being home grown!)
0.5 oz 6.6% AA Cascade 20 min
0.25 oz 6.6% AA Cascade at flameout
0.75 oz 6.6% Cascade dry hop 10 days
Final batch size 2.5-3 gallons
OG (est) 1.084 FG (est) 1.021
Color: 42 deg Lovibond