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Old 06-06-2012, 02:11 AM   #11
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I was actually thinking the late additions would probably get increased. I do have about 2.5 lbs of Citra and 1-1.5 lbs of Amarillo....

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Old 06-06-2012, 02:46 AM   #12
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http://bertusbrewery.blogspot.com/2012/04/black-rye-west-coast-ipa.html

I brewed this, without knowing it was going to be the same recipe. I tried wookey jack after. Very close. The keg finally kicked two days ago, I was rather sad. I would simplify your hop additions. FW has a habit of adding hops at 30min, then 0min, followed by a whirlpool. Mash at 145 for 60min then 155 for 10min.

You're yeast is correct, I'd use a pinch more Rye, and much less cararye, like 4oz. (FYI cararye is like 70L, not 175)

EDIT: I threw together a proposed recipe for you:

This is for 5.5gal at 75% eff.

13lbs 2-row
2.5lbs Rye
7oz Midnight Wheat
7oz Carafa III
5oz CaraRye
Mash@ 145 for 60min then 155 for 10min
1oz Warrior @ 90min
1oz Amarillo @ 30min
1oz Citra @ 30min
2oz Amarillo @ 0min
2oz Citra @ 0min
Dry Hop:
2oz ea Amarillo and Citra. Split the additions in half 5 days each.
WLP002. Giant starter.

That puts the OG at 1.081, 15% Rye, 5% debittered malts, 2% cararye
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:03 AM   #14
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FW is probably my favorite brewery. I am so glad a local store started carrying them, I have to buy at least a 6er a week just to make sure they never stop selling it!

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Scottland- thanks for the advice. I made a hybrid of my initial recipe and yours and sent it to Matt for his thoughts/advise. He replied (within about 25 minutes), which is really cool, I am sure he has better things to do, like make us more beer! I have updated the original post to reflect his recommendations.

The big thing he recommended was to only dryhop for 3-4 days per dryhop to avoid vegetal flavors. The new grain bill is what he said they use. Can't wait to get this going!

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That's awesome. I just had the same experience with Vinnie from Russian River. Responded to an email with recipe help, which was very cool.

I have to admit, I'm pretty excited that I nearly guessed their recipe. I overshot the rye a little bit, but was other wise dead on.

That should turn out pretty awesome. I can tell you mine was amazing until the last drop. Be excited for this batch, it should be pretty epic!!!

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Which one did Vinnie help you with?

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I've asked Vinnie for help with Black IPA's and despite his prompt and courteous response...doesn't appear to care for the style. He said he's never even run one through his R&D system.

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I haven't really had too many I like. Stone 15th, Wookey Jack, and the Harpoon 100 Barrel one are probably the only ones I have had that I would intentionally seek out again.

Wookey Jack is really good.

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Pliny the Younger.
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