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Old 08-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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So with the summer coming to an end I have decided to brew something big tomorrow.

I have my starter of london esb 1968 going and have the following recipe:

16.25 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)
1.25 lbs. Melanoiden

OG 1.086 at 70% eff.
IBUs 99.9

Hops

60 min
0.75 oz. Warrior 13.7% 25.7ibu
0.75 oz. Simcoe 12.2% 22.9ibu

45 min
1.00 oz. Centennial 9.7% 22.2ibu

30 min
0.75 oz. Centennial 9.7% 14.0ibu

15 min
1.50 oz. Cascade 7% 15.2ibus

Flameout / whirlpool
2.00 oz. Cascade 7%

Dry hop with some cascades and maybe centennials.

My question is.. At what temp should I mash at? I have a clone from BYO that says 159, but I don't think I could bring myself to do that. Especially since in my previous experience with wyeast 1968 I mashed at 149 and went from 1.066 to 1.015.

Any guidance on the mash temp, or even recipe would be great!

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Old 08-11-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Not enough hops at 6.75 oz. total for an IIPA with over 17 lbs of grain and an OG above 1.085. This beer is mashed high btw. 157-9 isn't as crazy as it sounds.

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Old 08-11-2012, 07:05 PM   #3
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I have plenty of cascade, centennial, and simcoe

Do you think I should double or triple the late additions?

Also, what kind of FG could I expect with a mash temp of 157 - 159 with this strain?

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Old 08-11-2012, 09:50 PM   #4
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I updated the recipe to include more hops.

Let me know if this looks better

16.25 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)
1.25 lbs. Melanoiden

OG 1.086 at 70% eff.
IBUs 117.3

Hops

60 min
1 oz. Warrior 13.7% 34.6ibu
1 oz. Simcoe 12.2% 30.8ibu

45 min
.75 oz. Centennial 9.7% 16.8ibu

30 min
0.75 oz. Centennial 9.7% 14.1ibu

15 min
2 oz. Cascade 7% 17.5ibus

5 min
1 oz Cascade 7% 3.5

Flameout / whirlpool
2.00 oz. Cascade 7%
.5 centennial 9.7%

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Old 09-13-2012, 04:04 PM   #5
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Update.

This turned out incredible! Only has been kegged for 3 days and I can't stay away.

OG1.093
FG 1.018

Used wyeast 1968. Mashed around 151-152 for 75 minutes. (Couldn't bring myself to hit 158) also, this yeast is great! It produces extremely clear beers, and goes great with hoppy beers.

Dry hopped with 3 oz of cascades.

Also, had to sub aromatic for the melonodain. The lhbs I went to was out of it.. in addition.. I boiled for over 1.5 hours to hit this OG. I think that helped caramelize the wort a little and made this my best IIPA to date.

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