Love the taste of ginger, came across Papazian's Dark Gingered Ale recipe and wanted to try it out but I've already got ten gallons of dark beer in the house and I just bought this American IPA kit... would it be a terrible idea to add 1 or 2 oz of grated ginger for fifteen minutes during the boil? My inclination is to just experiment, but I'm relatively new to homebrew and don't want to do this if it's just guaranteed to taste awful. Also, I notice a lot of recipes that use ginger also use honey. Any advice on incorporating honey into this recipe? Any other spices I should throw in?
The American IPA kit:
Grains for steeping: 1.5 lbs American 2 row, 8 oz CaraHell, 8 oz CaraVienne
6.6 lbs Extra Light Malt Extract
1 oz Columbus pellets, 1 oz Columbus pellets (30 minutes), 1 oz Cascade pellets (1 min)
Wyeast 1056 American Ale yeast
Thanks in advance ya'll!