Recipe looks OK to me. Now explain to me why you used each ingredient.
Partially because I have it and thought I would give it a try. Other part is, I did some looking at hop characteristics and was looking for something a bit more on the citrus end. And from what I read the Cascade foots that bill. Also, I have Cascade growing in my backyard, so I wanted to try and get a go to recipe that would use them, Chinook and Columbus.
Really, the bottom line is I have the ingredients listed, so I thought I would give it a go using what I have and doing a less bitter beer then an IPA
I was more interested in an explanation of the grist than the hops
Oh, OK. Again, mostly because I have it and want to try and use it. From the recipes I have used, the 40l and 20l seem to be pretty popular in smaller amounts. So, I thought, OK,, let's try it. So I plugged it into Brewfather and tried to get a lower ABV while still keeping a more amber or mid range color. In a past post, most have warned me against using Melanoid (SP?) so I kept that out. I have read the wheat aspect is good for the head retention, and again, I have it so what the heck. I am trying to get a more Pale Ale type brew as most all I have done have been IPA, or at least attempts at them. So, my thought was, this grain bill seems to be more common in the Pale Ale so why not give it a shot. I have the Melanoid and some Carapils left over as well, and was toying with using the Cara, but opted out because I felt I had enough using the 20 and 40l.
Any suggestions are welcomed and if my logic is flawed please say so. But, I thought why not give it a go.