I have just bottled my first batch of home brew and am excited to get started on a second. My first batch was an extract recipe for an APA that has been tasting great so far. I have been thinking of using the AHS red IPA kit, but changing the hop schedule a little to make it more my own. I'm going for a SN Celebration type beer, with Chinook, Amarillo, and Centennial. I have seen many clone recipes for the celebration, so I think this should have a similar profile w/ some differences.
AHS Red IPA: 1 1/2 lbs caramunich/crystal 120/special b
8 lbs LME
Yeast: west coast dry ale yeast (lallemand BRY-97)
60 min 5.5 gal boil
Pre-lim Hop schedule:
FWH 1oz Chinook
20 mins 1/2oz Cenntenial 1/2oz Amarillo
10mins 1/2 Cenntenial 1/2oz Amarillo 1/2oz Chinook
0mins 1/2 Cenntenial 1/2oz Amarillo 1/2 oz Chinook
10days Dry Hop 1/2oz Cenntenial 1/2 oz Amarillo
My first batch (APA w/ magnum and cascade) was a partial boil of about 2.5 gals and even after a 10 day dry hop w/ 2oz Cascade was not as hoppy as I would have liked. So I went out and got a 30qt. brew pot so I can get a full boil. I'm under the impression this will increase my hop utilization so I was wondering what some other home brewers have to say about the above recipe. I am much more familiar w/ hops than grains, which is why im using a kit as a starting point. Any ideas or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
* have not done any calculations for ibus, abv, or OG/FG yet (just got my hydrometer)
*EDIT well I guess I was dreaming to get some Amarillo, just got back from LHBS and they have been out for awhile. Decided to replace w/ Citra instead, which I did not expect to find. Sub Citra for all the Amarillo... sounds tasty to me