Still fairly new to this homebrew game...... I'm going to brew my 3rd batch this weekend. I currently have:
6kg of light DME
100g of Amarillo
100g of Chinook.
500g Crystal Malt (i don't plan to use this as I want to keep the brew pale)
11.5g us-05 yeast
11.g Gervin english ale yeast
I plan to brew 2 batches using 3kg of DME on each with a OG of about 1.046. I need guidance on 2 things, Firstly, Whilst I know its all down to personal taste but if I am brewing with a OG of 1.046 what amount of IBU's makes a nice beer??? (i like my beers hoppy but not toooo bitter)
Secondly, I originally planned to make 2 batches that are single hopped (using a full 100g vacuum pack of hops for each so that between brews the unused hops remain vacuum packed) Should I go for the single hop approach or try mixing the hops?
Any advise on how i should go about the 2 brews is appreciated......