I am pretty new to this forum, and to homebrewing in general. This is my fourth Beer, and will be my 1st one that I am not shooting for a particular style. I have developed the recipes for all of my brews so far, and this is no different. I am planning on creating a Wassail at a christmas party in about a month, and I wanted to create a brew that would taste good on its own, but fantastic in a wassail. This is what I came up with, and I was hoping to get some feedback, as I am preparing to brew this soon.
5 Gal Batch:
5 Lb Extra Light DME
1 Lb Crystal 60
8 Oz Chocolate (350 L)
4 Oz Special B
1.5 Lb Blackberry Honey (At Flameout)
1 oz Magnum (13.1% AA) (60 Mins)
Yeast is a 1.5L starter of Wyeast 1272, American Ale II (Supposed to be the Anchor Liberty Strain)
BeerSmith says its going to be OG 1.056 and 55 IBU, I think I will end up with less IBU, and possibly more Gravity than it says.
I look forward to feedback.