Good explanation Dave.
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When judging APA's I find that a lot of judges are looking for way too much hop character. I remind them that Sierra Nevada is only about 32 BU's. I like to use Munich malt at maybe 20% and medium Crystal at about 10% to give it some balance.What Jeff said. Emphasizing that to me an APA is a symphony not a solo performance and should exhibit balance and drinkability while still having an easily detectable hop flavor and aroma. I hesitate to say Americdan hop flavor and aroma as many good APAs are now using the newer Pacific varieties with great results too.
I'm stealing that line....but mine is always like that, not just lately.9.62 lb of grain at 41 pppg = 394 and change
That should be more like 36 ppg, shouldn't it?
regardless he got much better than 55% efficiency. not sure where I came up with 41. my brain is like a really messy closet lately. Full of useful stuff but not always easy to get to.