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Old 04-19-2014, 03:15 AM   #1
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Default HELP! IPA in need of guidance.

Hello Everyone!
Brewed 5 all grain recipes and now I wanna brew my own! SO here it is, just try not to laugh to much! (just playing laughter is welcome).

Shooting for an IPA, please give me your insist comments and good humor! Thanks in advance

10 Gal

16 lbs Munich Malt
2 lbs American pilsner

1 oz Apollo 60min
.5 oz Apollo 20min
.5 oz magnum 10min
.5 oz cascade 5min

.5 oz apollo day 3
.5 oz magnum day 4
.5 oz Cascade day 5


Plus I could use a suggestion for yeast!

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Old 04-19-2014, 03:38 AM   #2
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I'm a little confused about the Munich base with pilsner malt. I prefer crystal, biscuit, etc. to compliment my base. Maybe you aren't looking for much from the pilsner?

I like the hop schedule. But would add the dry hops at the same time. I've just never read that adding them on different days matters.

If you are using Munich as a base, you might want a English yeast. But I would suggest California/us05, a American ale yeast, or a east or west coast strain.

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Old 04-19-2014, 05:03 AM   #3
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Thanks you so much for the speedy reply! This is exactly the kind of help I need!

So the Munich base is because I am chasing after one of my favorite craft brews which is hops rising from wasatch brewing company, and I know that one of the three grains they use is Munich and so I was using it as a base to get a feel for what it would be like and hopefully be able to figure out the other two based on what I thought it was missing, the pilsner was honestly just for kicks, what would you suggest? anything you know that would go well with Munich or what grains would you suggest?

The reason for the 3 different days of hops additions is because I have read a lot that dry hoping is mostly experimental so it was for science that I chose that, much like this whole recipe is a learning experiment for me. But now that I think about it I feel it would be better to add them all at once to try and reduce chance of infections.

Thanks so much for your reply! hope to hear from you soon!

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Old 04-19-2014, 05:21 AM   #4
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wlp 005 w/ a 2 liter starter.
ferment for 20 days at 67
add all the dry hops at once, for five days, then keg.

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Old 04-19-2014, 10:22 AM   #5
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That is definitely the yeast i was looking for wlp 005, thank you! now to decide what to use instead of the pilsner? or is 2lbs of anything gonna make a difference?

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Using munich as a base is going to be quite malty, most IPA's would be using munich as an accent malt. If you know you like it that's fine but it would be atypical for an IPA and I'm just wondering what beer it is you're trying to pattern it after. It will be the dominant malt, probably doesn't matter too much whether you use pilsner, 2-row, pale ale to make up the rest.

Also are you sure this is for 10 gal? 18 lb of grain seems little low, and that's less hops than I would use in a 5 gal batch of IPA. I personally wouldn't use magnum for later additions.

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I'd cut that Munich down to 9-10lbs. And then use 6-8 of a 2-row Pilsen. And maybe some white wheat or a little flaked oat to keep the color light. And u could definitely step up those hops and maybe even the grain bill if it's a 10 gallon batch. But since your experimenting with it. Why not start with a 5gallon batch in case it's not what you really want it to be.


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Im so glad I asked on here for help!

So the beer I am chasing after is hops rising, as mentioned in my first post. Hops Rising is a 9% Double IPA and the taste is so smooth with a perfect balance of hops (in my humble opinion), Sorry I wish I knew how to explain it better,

But if you look up hops rising in beer advocate maybe that will help clear the mystery, its my favorite beer and I would so love to come close to it, so maybe by reading the reviews on beer advocate somebody could help me in the right direction with my grain bill!

Any suggestions would be very appreciated, sorry if I am not giving the right information, I am so knew to this process and so in love with it!

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I imagine your going to need a bit more grain to achieve a 9%. Or use some raw unpasteurized honey in the fermenter to jack that gravity up.


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And what hops would you use instead of magnum?

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