I would be interested in a slightly dialed down version of this to brew for myself. I'm actually fond of Killians, and wouldnt mind something that uses a couple pounds less of DME than Jamils' recipe does..... and lands me in the 4.8% ABV neighborhood. I'm content with that, and so is my wallet.
How would I know how much to dial back the hops to be as balanced as the original recipe?
And would adding 1/2# CaraPils help with the body since I'm cutting back on fermentables? Or would that clash with the style?
Please don't judge. I try to keep my extract batches well under 40 bucks. I try to buy what's on special at my LHBS if it strikes me to save 15% off the top. Maybe when I smooth out my processes and am more confident I'll start brewing higher ABV (and more EXPENSIVE brews) like IPAs and such.
Brewing: Dixie Peach Wine, Trader Joe Blackberry Wine, Red Grape Pyment
Bottled: Simple Sweet Cider, 7 Berry Apple Cider, Sweet & Still Cider