I learned something today thanks to a question from Alex about the IBU figure on the stout recipe I posted. It always seemed to me like the IBU figures were totally arbitrary, but apparently there is a formula on wikipedia here and a great explanation of it on the “How to Brew” website (a supplement to the book that kicks ass.) If you’re looking for a solid brewing book, I’d highly recommend it.
Next time I’ll calculate it out but I don’t have the AA figure for the hops now. According to the wikipedia link, the 60 IBU figure is definitely on the high side but not too crazy. All this talk about beer is really making me want to drink one, so the figure will just have to wait for now.