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PoorYorick 08-22-2012 05:42 PM

End of Summer IPA
 
Batch Size 5.5 Gallons "edit" I will be brewing this in a few days, hoping for a great refreshing IPA to end the summer with. Plan to drink the first pull on Sept 21st.
60 Min Boil
Expected Gravity 1.073
IBU 61.8
SRM 14

80% American 2 Row: 12 lbs
13% Crystal 40L: 2 lbs
7% Caramunich 40L: 1 lb

Hop Schedule:
Chinook 1 oz 60 min
Amarillo .5 oz 30 min
Citra .5 oz 20 min
Amarillo .5 oz 10
Citra .5 oz Flameout
Amarillo 1 oz Dry Hop 14 Days
Citra 1 oz Dry Hop 14 Days

Wyeast 1056 American Ale
Target ABV 7.3 %

TyTanium 08-22-2012 05:45 PM

Have you brewed this? Or are you looking for feedback?

PoorYorick 08-22-2012 06:07 PM

I am going to brew it on Saturday. Yea feedback would be cool if you have any. I've been researching some citra based IPA's and this is what I came up with. I am very interested to see what this will taste like! I expect goodness :)

TyTanium 08-22-2012 06:27 PM

Cool.

Two comments:
I'd cut way back on the crystal...maybe in half. If you want more character without finishing too sweet you could add Munich or Vienna.
You can simplify your hop additions: I'd move 30min Amarillo to dry hop and 20 min citra to 10 mins.

PoorYorick 08-22-2012 06:49 PM

Cheers, I was thinking maybe switch the caramunich around with the crustal, but I am lookin to go semi sweet.... trying to break my girlfriend into the world of hoppier beers.

So you would dry hop 1.5 of Amarillo and eliminate using the Citra and Amarillo for small bittering elements? And only boiling them for ten min? i was putting these quantities at 30 min and 20 min to add a little hint of the bittering characteristics of these hops.... as small as they are already.

TyTanium 08-22-2012 07:00 PM

Well 3 lbs of crystal in a 5g batch will definitely be sweet, and may dwarf all that wonderful hop character. Cutting it in half to 1.5 lbs will still be really sweet, but will allow more hop character to come through.

Have you considered honey malt? Even 1/4 lb in a 5g batch is enough to add considerable sweetness without the thick syrupiness of too much crystal.

PoorYorick 08-22-2012 07:04 PM

Ah, no I havent. I did some research on the honey malt a few batches ago... would you use it in the mash or steep it? I heard the steeping of the honey malt bring out some great tastes.

TyTanium 08-22-2012 07:05 PM

Mash with all the rest.

PoorYorick 08-22-2012 07:29 PM

Alright thanks for the feedback! I will brew your suggestion on Sunday and get a good comparison going.

TyTanium 08-22-2012 07:31 PM

Excellent. Post your revised recipe, and hopefully you'll get a few other opinions on it.


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