My next batch will be something I made up in my head that will probably suck.
An Irish IPA. 6lbs dark extract and 2 lbs Extra Light IPA, 2 oz chinook at the opening, 1 oz simcoe at 45, 2 oz chinook at 5 mins to done, specialty grains: .5 lbs chocolate, .5 lbs caramalt, .5 lbs golden oats
Sounds interesting, especially the addition of the oats (for mouthfeel, I'm guessing?).
I like Chinook hops. I use those and Cascade for my gluten-free offering, with the Chinook at the middle and end of the boil (Cascade for flavoring at beginning and middle).
I'm also adding 1 lb corn sugar and 2 lbs honey.
Forgot to add that.
Brewed this last night. Calling it my Black Irish IPA. Not sure if offensive or not.
I ended up doing this:
Specialty Grains: .5 lbs chocolate, .3 lbs caramalt, .3 lbs oats
At boil: Add 1 lb Extra Light DME, 1 oz Palisades, 1 oz Chinook
30 minutes in: Add 2 lbs extra light DME, 3 lbs dark liquid ME
45 minutes in: 1 oz palisades, 1 oz chinoook, 1 lb clover honey, 1 lb corn sugar
5 minutes to end: 1 oz chinook, 2 lbs clover honey
I intend to dry-hop with 2 oz chinook.
It tasted good, OG was 1.075, and my Wyeast American Ale II was already ripping through it this morning with reckless abandon.