This question is hidden in another thread but judging by the lack or responses, I'm guessing it isn't to apparent.
So, I'm hoping to do a California Common tomorrow with Wyeast 2112, 9 lbs MO, 1 lb C40 and Northern Brewer hops.
I'm not that happy with the balance on my last few beers despite not using that much hops. What would you recommend for good balance with distinct but not dominant hop character?
I'm considering 1 oz @ 60 (AA7.
, 1/2 oz at 15 and 0 at flameout. The BJCP guidelines I found on line didn't really give me a lot of direction when it came to hop flavour and aroma, just that it should be fairly bitter. The last few beers I've done have been pretty bitter and although I like them, my wife is looking for more balance and malt and less hops. This isn't going into any contest, just my belly.