For the mash: 15.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US 1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L
Single infusion at 150* F with mash out.
Hop mix: 7 oz Cascade (5.4%) 4 oz Columbus (13.8%) 1 oz Chinook (10.3%)
All of these are pellets, mixed in a bowl and added as follows:
2 oz -- First wort hop
1 oz -- 90 min
1 oz -- 60 min
1 oz -- 45 min
1 oz -- 30 min
1 oz -- 15 min
1 oz -- 4 min
1 oz -- 3 min
1 oz -- 2 min
1 oz -- 1 min
1 oz -- flame out
Ferment with a big starter of 1056 or similar yeast.
Dry hop in secondary with a 2 oz of whole Amarillo hops.
Prime with 1 1/8 cup DME.
Est Original Gravity: 1.087
Est Final Gravity: 1.020
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.7 %
I wouldnít worry about the alpha percentages on the hop mix so much or even throwing in different hops to suit your preference. This stuff calculates out to about 170 IBUís. Of course, this isnít possible as beer wort can only absorb so much bitterness. What you do get is a ton of hop flavor. Make sure to go heavy on the aroma hops at the end of the boil. Thatís what makes this beer along with the whole flower Amarillo dry hop.
If you decide to use whole hops instead of pellets, I reccomend you increase the recipe to yeild an extra gallon of wort as those hops can drink a lot.