Originally Posted by pigsaarz
5 GALLON BATCH
7lbs American 2 row
4lbs Maris Otter pale
.5lbs Caramel/Crystal 60 L
.5lbsCaramel/Crystal 80 L
.5lbs Cara Pils/ Dextrine malt
1oz Chinook 60mins
1oz Cascade 0mins
.75oz Chinook hopped in secondary
.75oz Cascade hopped in secondary
All the above are pellets
Safale US-05 yeast
Mash 155 60 mins ( is this a bit high?
Boil 60 mins
Much appreciated if you could help
I'd cut the crystal a bit, leaving out the 80L completely.
You don't have enough hops for an IPA! I'd definitely add more hops, and increase the late additions, leaving out the 30 minute hops. I'd mash at 152, especially if you're still keeping a pound of crystal malts.
I like to make sure the bittering hops and the OG are in balance. So, if your OG is projected to be 1.065-1.070, shoot for 55-60 IBUs or so.
1oz Chinook 60mins (or to 40 IBUs with this addition)
1 oz Cascade 15 mins
1 oz chinook 10 minutes
1oz Cascade 5 mins
1oz Chinook hopped in secondary
1 oz Cascade hopped in secondary