ipaguy: I added in the rye, subtracted a little chocolate, swapped some extract and hops around based on availability, but everything else has remained the same. the original recipe is for an imperial red ale that steeps I wanted to lighten, freshen, crisp up the body a little, hence the wheat extract, rye, and chocolate malt reduction. I'd ask that you make a recommendation of something to eliminate as I don't have the skills or knowledge to construct a starter culture. I've experienced bottle bombs in the past...not very fun...and I don't want a repeat especially considering I'm using 1l fliptops. My first thought would be to eliminate the rye, but all the grains are currently in one bag....maybe I could refrain from adding the wheat extract...?? I'll check out the link too. Thanks for all the tips, info, ideas, and good karma.... This buds for you!!!