here's an updated malt bill, and thinking of mashing at 153. I don't want a super dry IPA that's only about the hops. I do really like that style of beer (thinking Green Flash West Coast IPA), but I would really like the hops to be balanced by the malt backbone (that should be in the background), but still very forward and prevalent. I suppose the trick is to find the right ingredients / proportions to balance everything.
of course, this is only batch #15 or so, so i humbly respect your feedback
6 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US / 40 %
6 lb Maris Otter (2 Row) UK / 40 %
1 lb Honey Malt / 6.7 %
1 lb Wheat - White Malt / 6.7 %
.5 lb Victory Malt / 3.3 %
.25 lb Munich I Malt / 1.7 %
.25 lb C60 / 1.7 %
does honeymalt contribute as many unfermentables as a crystal malt? that was the original reason i had for mashing at 155 – because i had no crystal malts ...