Originally Posted by csp
Here's the recipe:
6.6 lbs. LME
1 lb. Crystal 60L
8 oz. Victory
1 oz. Amerillo @60 min (8.4)
1 oz. Cascade @45 min (6.3)
1 oz. Amerillo @30 min
1 oz. Cascade @15 min
Ferment for one week then transfer to secondary.
Dry hop with 1 oz. of Cascade and 3 oz. of french oak chips soaked in Makers Mark
for 2 weeks then keg.
I should add that my Mother in law bought this kit from BB for my birthday. I bought different hops and added the oak chips.
Looks good to me. This is very similar to an IPA that I've been doing. My steeping grains were .5# each of Crystal 60, Victory, and Carapils. I've used that mix three times now for IPA's and it works nicely.
As mentioned, Amarillo is a great flavor add but would work as a bittering add if you didn't have any other higher AA hops.
I bittered with Magnum and used a Cascade/Amarillo mix on one (awesome), bittered with a Magnum/Chinook mix and did a Simcoe/Cascade mix on another (in secondary now), and bittered with Chinook and did a Centennial/Cascade/Simcoe mix on another (also good). Let us know how it turns out!
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