I'm sure it's neither the first nor last, but here's my attempt to savor this hop combo in a big way.
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.30 gal
Estimated OG: 1.075 SG
Estimated Color: 10.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 76.1 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
14.00 lb Pale Malt, Golden Promise (2.7 SRM) Grain 87.50 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 6.25 %
0.50 lb Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) Grain 3.13 %
0.50 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3.13 %
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 38.2 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (15 min) Hops 12.4 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (15 min) Hops 19.0 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (5 min) Hops 5.0 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (5 min) Hops 7.6 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (0 min) (Aroma HopHops -
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
8.00 gm Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Rogue Pacman (Wyeast Labs #1764) Yeast-Ale
I'll be pitching on top of a yeast cake of Pacman.
I haven't made a beer above 50ish IBUs before, but I'd like to try. Any thoughts?
Sounds good. I'd personally shoot for 70-80 IBUs with a 1.075 beer. I just brewed Dude's Lakewalk pale ale, and that is an awesome hop combo. Good luck!
If you're gonna use 1/2# honey malt I would cut the crystal in half unless you like your IPA's on the sweeter/maltier side...
Was hoping to get some of that sweetness to balance the hops, but I'm not looking for anything overly cloying, either.
Just thinking out loud, I have some odds and ends crystal malt that I should use up on a paler beer. How about this grain bill:
14 lb Golden Promise
.5 lb Flaked Barley
.5 lb Honey Malt
.5 lb Crystal 20L
.25 lb Crystal 60L
Could also scratch the 60L entirely and just go with the 20L. I wonder if that is enough with the honey and flaked barley to stand up to the IBUs. I'm shooting for a paler color with this beer.
Shameless bump! :D
.25# of C60 is just going to add color. i wouldn't bother unless you're into that sort of stuff.
Late additions are great for this hop combo. I recently scored a 44/50 on my amarillo/simcoe IPA at a BJCP sanctioned event. I used MO but GP is a great choice too.
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