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Old 12-29-2010, 03:38 PM   #1
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5.5 gallon batch

12 lbs pale (2-row) US
1 lb crystal 40
1 lb cara-pills
1 lb munich malt
12 oz vienna malt


2 oz williamette @ 60 min
1 oz cascade @ 30 min
1 oz goldling @ 15 min
2 0z kent goldling @ 2 min

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Am I using too much sweet malts?
I've never done an IPA so how does my hop breakdown look?
Would you recommend dry hopping as well?
My secondary is tied up right now, can I dry hop in the primary?

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Old 12-29-2010, 03:48 PM   #2
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I'm just curious on your hop choices.

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I'm just curious on your hop choices.
Like I said I've never really created my own IPA. Usually I've just done low IBU beers like hefe's and porters where I just normally use halltertau or fuggles. I just looked at a hop flavor chart and picked based off of flavors and aromas. If it's a bad choice please let me know ..... lol
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Too much crystal- I'd ditch the carapils as it's not needed and that would give you 1# of crystal in the batch.

With the Goldings, you're not really going to have an "American" IPA. American IPAs have US hops in them. Traditionally, they are the citrusy "C" hops but if you don't like them, you can go with other hops. English hops are sort of a weird choice, though.

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With the current setup the estimates are:

OG: 1.072
FG: 1.018
ABV: 7.0
IBU: 48.1
SRM: 8.9


Will all the different hop types clash too much?
Did I choose poor hops for this style?

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Too much crystal- I'd ditch the carapils as it's not needed and that would give you 1# of crystal in the batch.

With the Goldings, you're not really going to have an "American" IPA. American IPAs have US hops in them. Traditionally, they are the citrusy "C" hops but if you don't like them, you can go with other hops. English hops are sort of a weird choice, though.
Ok,

I was looking at a lousy hop chart than... because it had them listed as US/UK so I thought they were fine in this style. What would you replace them with?
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Citra maybe?

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With american IPA's i always recommend dry hopping but that's just personal preference. Dry hopping in the primary is perfectly fine! You should consider using all american hops varieties. I don't know what your brewhaus efficiencies are, but if they're much over 73% extraction efficiency, you're running the risk of making this too strong for an american ipa.

This is more an Imperial IPA than an American IPA as it stands now.

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Ok,

Ditching the cara-pils, adding an additional pound of the 2-row. Any thoughts on what to replace the goldlings with?

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With american IPA's i always recommend dry hopping but that's just personal preference. Dry hopping in the primary is perfectly fine! You should consider using all american hops varieties. I don't know what your brewhaus efficiencies are, but if they're much over 73% extraction efficiency, you're running the risk of making this too strong for an american ipa.

This is more an Imperial IPA than an American IPA as it stands now.

According to brewtarget it meets the guidlines. My OG is 1.072 and brewtarget shows the max being 1.075.
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