Currently my grain bill is:
6% Munich Malt
4.6% Crystal 40L
Originally I was going to use biscuit malt instead of munich malt because I really enjoyed the biscuit malt in a pale ale, but was unsure how it would be in an IPA.
that grain bill looks solid. i’d start there then decide if you want to throw in some biscuit. personally i’d keep your crystal and biscuit mix below 10%, if you choose to add it.[/quote]
I think this is key to determine your own tastes. This summer/fall, I was bound and determined to nail my personal/house IPA grain bill via my own preference. I started with 90% 2-row, 10% munich, and worked up from there. I found I like some light crystal in mine, so I now have 5% c20, 5% c40.
Once you have determined the basic recipe (whether it contains wheat, melanoidin, biscuit, whathaveyou), you can mess with it for more experimental brews. After making what I consider the best IPA I’ve ever made, I then subbed in 40% rye for some of the 2-row and made the best rye I’ve ever made!
You also might want to consider 5-10% simple sugar if you like it dry.