Originally Posted by insanim8er
Ya you're a bit high on the ibu style guidelines, so dropping the ibu some would be good.
I'm thinking of doing an oatmeal soon. Maybe I'll try it. I prefer the ibu to be a bit lower, so I may aim for 25 ibu
I'm generally a bit of a hop head, so I wanted to keep the IBUs on the high side for the style. 40 is the top of the IBU chart for this style, so I figured I'd try to stay right around that number, and it was easier to go slightly over by keeping it at exactly an ounce for each addition. However, I think a bit lower IBU would be a positive change. Dropping the Fuggles addition to 0.5 oz would bring it down to about 31 IBUs, which is close to your goal.
If you decide to brew this recipe, let us know what you change and how it turns out.