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Old 01-27-2013, 01:10 AM   #111
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:27 AM   #112
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Great great beer..... It's a bit early in the year for a IPA at least for me but when spring gets here like early April I'm all over this recipe. Thanks for posting it.

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:31 PM   #113
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Has anyone had luck fermenting this at lower temps? I was surprised to see they suggest 72F. Mine has been fermenting at ~63 for a week now.
Should I really warm it to 72? I was only planning on going to 66-68.

I used 2 11g packs of US05 if that matters.
When I brewed this, my initial temps were low like yours. After a week I raised the temp to around 70 and was able to go from 1.074 to 1.014.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:41 PM   #114
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When I brewed this, my initial temps were low like yours. After a week I raised the temp to around 70 and was able to go from 1.074 to 1.014.
Sounds good, I'll have to find a way to bring up the temp. Sure can't wait for this beer
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:58 PM   #115
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Sounds good, I'll have to find a way to bring up the temp. Sure can't wait for this beer
I keep mine in my bed, and I try to spoon it about half of the night.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:29 PM   #116
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I met the distribution manager from GF in New Orleans this week and mentioned that I brewed this and he told me that there was no Amarillo in it at all. Of course, he wouldn't say much but when I mentioned 'Can You Brew It' he said that was close enough.
By the way, I have maybe 1 growler left and I'll have to make more soon.

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Old 03-08-2013, 06:39 PM   #117
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I wanna do a lager beer, I have the wyeast munich lager stepping up, can anyone predict how this yeast would fair with a recipe like this?

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:58 PM   #118
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All recipes are 6 gallons post-boil, 70% efficiency, Morey for color, 15% evaporation, 7.27 gallons preboil, Rager IBU, and most hops are in grams not ounces. Most, if not all recipes are primary only (no secondary).

If you brew this, please reply with your results.

SG 1069
79% apparent attenuation
FG 1013-1014
SRM 8.8
7.4% abv
IBUs

90 minute boil

WLP001. Ferment starting at 68F, let it increase to 72F over the course of fermentation.

14 lbs US 2 row
1.31 lbs Crystal 40 (substituted for Carastan)
1.31 lbs Carapils

0.5oz simcoe @90m
0.25oz simcoe @60m
0.25oz columbus @60m
0.25oz simcoe @30m
0.25oz columbus @30m
0.75oz simcoe @15m
0.75oz columbus @15m
1oz cascade @10m
0.5oz columbus @1m
0.5oz simcoe @1m
0.5oz each of amarillo, simcoe, columbus, centennial, and cascade for dry hop.

Mash @ 152F for 35m or until conversion
Mash out @ 168F
Sparge @ 170F

Tasty mentioned adding gypsum, but did not specifiy further. Nathan recommended finding the water report for Santa Cruz, CA. He then said that water additions probably don't play a huge role in this particular beer.

Tasty and Nathan recommending either adding 0.5oz columbus @90m or increasing the simcoe to 1oz @90m.
Updating with my results... this has been a really great beer. My friends who are IPA fans think this was their favorite (out of the 20 or so batches I've made so far).
I used S-05 but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I fermented at 70 degrees in a controlled chamber for 4 weeks, then hopped on the primary and went straight to keg. My mash temps were a little low at 148.

Me and guys did a blind tasting side-by-side to the real West Coast IPA. 2 out of 3 preferred the homebrew to the real thing - but they were pretty close. The real thing tasted more 'juicy' and I noticed a more pronounced bitter note from the hops. The homebrew was more balanced, and had what I thought was more complex citrusy hop flavors. Best description was "like biting into an orange".

Here's a picture of my buddy with both side by side. On the left (his right hand) is the homebrew. It wasn't as clear as possible, as we weren't able to strain the wort this time, so there are a lot of hops particles floating around.
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It looks like there have been some folks going with us05 instead of wlp001.

As I've never had this beer, how dry is it? and would wlp007 be a good one as it seems to be a work horse

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Old 04-17-2013, 07:30 PM   #120
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Ours was very dry with S05, no complaints at all. I did temperature control fermentation, which had to have helped.

Unrelated, the Amarillo hops appear to be absent from the real thing, but it was our favorite part of our batch. I will be brewing it again, with no changes.

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