Wow. There's appealing to a broad audience and then there's giving entirely unrealistic expectations of results. I tried my first Lock/Stock at five months. It was good. At nine months it was great. At 15 months+ it's fantastic.
In regards to the timing change, I also noticed all of the beers have a conditioning time of two weeks now. For example the Nilla Porter used to say 4 months and now its two weeks. Also, the Lock, Stock, Barrel was 9 months to a year and now says two weeks.
I’ve sent my hops out for testing. It looks like the lab that I used doesn’t test anymore but here’s a link to another.
When I had mind tested I had harvested about 80oz of cascade. I sold them and wanted to provide a lab analysis so people knew what they were getting. Plus I’d know.
Last time i made a recipe with the AAs in beersmith and got it how i liked it, then i doubled all the hops. You figure your hops at optimum level will never be the same AA as hop unions. Then subtract even more cuz theyre only year two. So figure half strength eh?