What is the intent of the Northern Brewer Caribou Slobber recipe as far as IBU is concerned?
1.) I have asked at the store and the answer I got was 34. 2.) I have searched the Internet and answers range from 26 - 40+.
With an OG of 1.052 - at 26 IBU the BU:GU is about .5; at 34 IBU it's .65;
Their recipe sheet does not adequately communicate this information.
Suppose an OG of 1.052, would it be too malty at 26 IBU and too bitter at 34 IBU?
For an American Brown both are within style range.
What has been your experience with various IBU levels and this recipe?