I've got 4 batches under my belt and want to try my hand at developing and brewing my own recipe.
So far I have been doing kits - mostly steeping grains and liquid extract, so that is going to be my method for this recipe.
Steep grains @ 155 for 30 min - add a portion of the extract - bring to boil and begin hop additions - Add remainder of extract at 15 min. remaining.
5 Gal batch - 4.5 Gal boil - top up with spring water.
8 oz. Carafa II (500 L)
8 oz. Crystal 50 (50 L)
6 lbs. Golden LME
3 lbs. Light DME
1.5 oz Chinook @ 60 min. (13%) 51 IBU
1.0 oz Perle @ 15 min. (8%) 12 IBU
0.5 oz Chinook @ 10 min. (13%) 7 IBU
1.0 oz Perle @ 5 min. (8%) 5 IBU
1.25 oz Cascade @ flameout
Projected OG: 1.069
Projected FG: 1.015
Goal was a drinkable, hoppy, semi-high alcohol, dark IPA with a lighter taste.. Thinking the crystal 50 may give a little sweetness, just to counter the hops a little, while still being a very hoppy beer.
Any feedback, critique, input, insults, thoughts and/or insights will be appreciated.
Also if i left off something obvious that you would need to know to help please point it out and laugh at me.