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Old 07-31-2008, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Green Flash West Coast IPA data???

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I finished my last IPA and HAVE to brew some more.
After considering Pliney the Elder and Port Wipeout IPA, I would like to try to duplicate Green Flash West Coast IPA. Their website says they use Simcoe, Columbus, Cascade and Centennial. Anyone want to try to take a stab at guessing the bittering, flavor, aroma and dryhop schedules?

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Old 02-03-2009, 03:37 PM   #2
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So, I tried the West Coast IPA this past week, and I am blown away. I have a trial version of Beer Alchemy for OSX that I am loving, but I haven't posted a recipe for review before, so be gentle.

After doing a little research, here's my PM attempt:

5-gallon batch

Steeped for 45 mins @ ~155°
2.5 lb Munich Malt 10l
0.5 lb Caramel Vienna Malt 20l

Boiled for 60 mins
6.5 lb Light LME
0.5 lb Texas Honey (because, hey, why not?)

Hop additions
60 mins:
1.0 oz Columbus
0.5 oz Simcoe
0.5 oz Centennial

15 mins:
0.5 oz Centennial
0.5 oz Cascade
0.25 oz Simcoe

5 mins:
0.5 oz Centennial

Dry Hop:
0.75 oz Centennial
0.5 oz Columbus
0.5 oz Simcoe
0.5 oz Cascade

Yeast: US-05, or WL California Ale


From the Green Flash site, the final product should be around 7% ABV, and 95 IBUs. With this recipe Beer Alchemy's showing about 6.8% ABV, about 110 IBU (Tinseth), and about 7.7 SRM.

The Green Flash IPA has a great orange-y color to it, and I have no idea how to emulate that, so any suggestions on how to achieve this and stay within my targets would be helpful.

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Old 02-04-2009, 02:35 PM   #3
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Bump for posterity sake. I can't be the only one wanting to duplicate this.

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Old 02-04-2009, 02:50 PM   #4
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I havent tried this beer yet... I need to try more IPA's.. But I'd like to hear peoples input

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For what it's worth I have emailed Green Flash in the past asking about their recipes, more specifically their IIPA, but never got a response. Even went on a tour of the brewery, but still couldn't get to much info out of them. They must have thought I was some super drunk corporate spy or something.

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So, the orange color - any ideas? I think I can get away with "darkening" the overall color with 20l Munich, but I'm not sure if it will be as "copper" as the draft version of GFWC IPA. Any suggestions?

Found a good photo to show the color I'm trying to achieve:
http://flickr.com/photos/cmbellman/2588419348/

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GF is one of my favorite IPA's - if anyone has more details on the recipe I'd be very happy

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Vienna and Munich both impart an orange color to beer. I have an IIPA based loosely off the information yall have provided here, but Green Flash isn't available here so I have no way to taste test it against the real deal......

Here's what I was going to try next week based loosely off this info:

10 lbs MO
2 lbs Vienna
1 lbs Munich 10L
.50 lbs Crystal 40
.50 lbs Wheat Malt

1.0 oz Columbus @ 60min
1.0 oz Cascade @ FWH
1.0 oz Simcoe @ FWH
1.0 oz Centennial @ 15mins
1.0 oz Cascade @ 10mins

WLP051. Mashed @ 154 for 60min.

Dry Hop 1.0 oz Cascade and 1.0 oz Simcoe. IBU's according to Beersmith right at 95. ABV 7.5%

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I personally love this beer, would be nice to have a recipe

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The caravienne will provide the orange color

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