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Old 04-05-2012, 07:29 PM   #11
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I meant that for my advice, not your original recipe. If you shoot for 85 IBUs in a full wort boil, you won't get that with a partial boil w/top off water. And 45 IBUs in your original recipe whether actual or not, is very lax for an IPA...especially if you're comparing it to another beer you're simultaneously brewing, the APA at 35 IBUs.

Much better on the changes (I think). Perhaps someone else can comment as well.
When I originally made this thread I messed up on the IBU's for the IPA. It was supposed to say 65.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #12
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I like the changes. I am a strong proponent of full volume boils. But as long as your program calculates appropriate levels for topping off, you should still have some tasty beers on your hands.

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:33 PM   #13
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I would do full boils if I could. I live in an apartment so I'm kind of limited on the amount of space I have. One of these days when I have more space I'll be buying a turkey fryer.

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #14
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The only other piece of advice I would give is to focus on Columbus late for the IPA and Cascade late for the APA. You should use both hops in both beers, but try to switch up the emphasis of Columbus/Cascade on the late additions for a different hop character.

Example:

IPA

Using more Columbus @ 10 and/or 0 than Cascade

APA

Cascade focus in the dryhop supplemented by Columbus

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Old 04-05-2012, 08:54 PM   #15
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What about this for the IPA:
1 oz Columbus 60
1 oz Columbus 20
1 oz Columbus 10
1 oz Columbus 0
1 oz Columbus dry
2 oz Cascade dry

And this for the pale ale:
.5 oz Columbus 60
.5 oz Columbus 20
2 oz Cascade 10
2 oz Cascade 0
1 oz Cascade dry
2 oz Columbus dry

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Old 04-05-2012, 09:04 PM   #16
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IPA:
1 oz Columbus 60
1 oz Columbus 20
1 oz Columbus 10
2 oz Cascade 0
2.0 oz Columbus dry
1.0 oz Cascade dry

pale ale:
.5 oz Columbus 60
.5 oz Columbus 20
1 oz Cascade 10
2 oz Cascade 0
2 oz Cascade dry
.5 oz Columbus dry

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Old 04-06-2012, 11:58 PM   #17
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Okay, I'll try that. Thanks for the help.

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Old 05-10-2012, 10:44 PM   #18
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Well, I ordered everything for both of these recipes. I plan on brewing the pale ale within a week or so and the IPA a month or so after that. I'll update this post with my results. Thanks again for all of your help.

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:21 AM   #19
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Hi! Did you ever brew these? Were you happy with the results? Looking to do something along these lines very soon

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