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Old 12-17-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default "Buckshot" IIPA Critique

I'm working on a IIPA that uses hops from similar families at every stage of the process, hence "Buckshot".

Revised recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/1668877


Original Recipe:

13.2lb Briess Pilsen Light
4lb Maris Otter
2lb Crystal 80

Hops:
Columbus, Nugget, Chinook

1oz of each at 60
1oz of each at 15
1oz of each at 5

Ferment at 68 for two weeks
Secondary, with dry hop of 1oz each hop, for two weeks

4pks Safale US-05 yeast

Thoughts? Very much a starter recipe.

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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holy cow........1.094 @ 75% efficiency and 175 IBU's for 5.5 gallons

sounds like a hop monster

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Where did you get 1.094 OG? Should be much higher for a 5 gallon batch.

The issue is mainly with your fermentables. I would personally shave the OG down to at least 1.085, preferably even lower... with less crystal of course of a lighter Lovibond, and some corn sugar for added dryness. Be sure to do late additions of the sugar and a portion of extract.

Use half the amount of hops you plan on using at 60 to avoid a very odd tasting bitter bomb. The beer as is will have a very confused identity. 4 pks of yeast seems a bit much, but we won't know for sure without more specific info.

OP, what's your boil size (in the kettle) and batch size (in the fermenter)? Pellets or leaf and what are the aa% content of each hop? What do you want this beer to taste, feel, smell like?

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:59 PM   #4
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Where did you get 1.094 OG? Should be higher for a 5 gallon batch.
Threw it into hopville quick for a 5.5 gallon batch size at 75%
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For an even 5 gallon batch with 13.2 lbs. Pilsen Light DME, 4 lbs. Maris Otter, and 2 lbs. C80, I get 1.142 in Hopville.


A 7.5 gallon batch yields 1.094 OG.

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I used Pilsen malt not DME that's the difference I suspect

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Ahh, the OP said Pilsen Light... Briess calls their Pilsen malt just that, but they call their extracts Pilsen Light.

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my apologies on missing that, that'll shoot it up higher yet.

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He probably meant regular Pilsener malt given the amount used.

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Sadly that is LME. I don't have an all grain set up. Techniques to reduce gravity more would be awesome though. Corn sugar was a thought, and kandi sugar hit me even though I don't know it's effects on gravity.

I am boiling 4 gallons of water, using pellets. I can pull all the AAs and stuff, outside the general ranges, if I go by the homebrew store. Not open until Wednesday, however.

The goal is to taste a family of hops while making a big, thick IIPA that shouldn't be aged for very long.

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