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Old 03-07-2006, 07:00 AM   #1
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I'm planning on doing a series of pale ales in order to taste what individual hops taste like. I'm planning on using a very simple pale ale recipe so that the hops can really come through. I want to keep the IBU's on each of the tests around 40 to make it even and use the same hop throughout the boil. Here's the basic plan for 5.5 gal.

9.5 lb. American 2-row
0.5 lb. Crystal 45
0.5 lb. Cara-pils

20-22 IBU - 60 min
8-10 IBU - 30 min
~6 IBU - 15 min
~4 IBU - 5 min
1 oz Dry hop

OG: 1.052
IBU:~40
SRM:~6

I plan on keeping the grain the same every time, probably splitting the mash into 2-3 gallon batches. I want to use cascade, centennial, willamette, EKG, simcoe, and chinook, with probably some more. Any favorite hops you think I should use?

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Old 03-07-2006, 07:30 AM   #2
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I'm planning on doing a series of pale ales in order to taste what individual hops taste like. I'm planning on using a very simple pale ale recipe so that the hops can really come through. I want to keep the IBU's on each of the tests around 40 to make it even and use the same hop throughout the boil. Here's the basic plan for 5.5 gal.

9.5 lb. American 2-row
0.5 lb. Crystal 45
0.5 lb. Cara-pils

20-22 IBU - 60 min
8-10 IBU - 30 min
~6 IBU - 15 min
~4 IBU - 5 min
1 oz Dry hop

OG: 1.052
IBU:~40
SRM:~6

I plan on keeping the grain the same every time, probably splitting the mash into 2-3 gallon batches. I want to use cascade, centennial, willamette, EKG, simcoe, and chinook, with probably some more. Any favorite hops you think I should use?
I really like this idea! One of the mods over on the green board has been doing this for a while. I've thought about doing it as well, as I'd like to have an APA style on tap just about all the time.

I like your recipe. Which yeast?

The first one I'd do is an amarillo. I have a bunch of other hop varieties that I've never brewed with too, Phoenix, Glacier, Simcoe.....all those will be interesting I think.....
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I'm a big fan of the American Pale Ales, and I also really like the Chinook/Cascade combo. I find they work well together, if you like intense, lingering bitterness and citrusy aroma/flavor. Which I do, very much!

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I was planning on using White Labs CA 001 just to keep it clean and simple. I don't want anything real fruity or estery. Like I said, this experiment is to taste the hops.

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For bittering, I'd use Northern Brewer, Galena, Eroica, Cluster, or Nugget. Sounds like a great experiment.

Good luck,
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For bittering, I'd use Northern Brewer, Galena, Eroica, Cluster, or Nugget. Sounds like a great experiment.

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I believe ALL the hop additions will be the same hop....
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I believe ALL the hop additions will be the same hop....
Hmmm. Well it still sounds interesting.

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Funny you bring this up. After all the german beers i have been doing, I decided last night to switch back to some good ol' american ales for the summer. I also decided I need to get away from my traditional hops schedule of chinook, cascade and centennial and try some new varieties to see what they do. Some of the ones that are available and interst me which might also interest you are: Liberty, Mt. Hood, Cluster, Perle, Magnum, Nugget and Columbus.

i have used a couple of these before, but most of them ihave never tried. I look forward to your results.

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The first one I'd do is an amarillo.
That's the first one that popped in my head after reading the initial list.

This is a worthwhile experiment...might have to try it with my APA grist.
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