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Old 07-24-2012, 01:03 AM   #1
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I've never done a recipe of my own and really would like to give it try. I wanna make an Irish Red with Nottingham Yeast (maybe), have it around 6.5 to 7 % ABV, and around 65-75 IBUs (maybe). I was, also, hoping to not break the bank on hops- they're $2.50 an ounce at the lhbs. Any suggestions?

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Old 07-24-2012, 01:20 AM   #2
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if your concerned with price of hops you might want to pick a different style. my last ipa used 8 oz and only hit 48.7 ibu. that's not to say there are not hops that will hit that with less quantity. i got my hops from freshhops but i bought pound of them which lowered my price to like 1.85/oz. where you thinking extract or all grain

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All Grain. Mostly just seeing how a recipe gets built from scratch...

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All Grain. Mostly just seeing how a recipe gets built from scratch...
i highly suggest Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels - great book to help with recipe formulation

I also like to read a bunch of the recipes here for any given style when I'm working on a new recipe. Another helpful tip is to look up clone recipes of your favorite beers so you can see what components go into beers that you like.

Def should buy your hops in bulk - IPA isn't just about bitterness but a big hop flavor and aroma. Farmhouse brewing has great prices without having to buy by the pound but they aren't shipping until the end of the month.

if you search for bulk hops you can find a list of other places that are commonly used. Nikko brew is doing a $10 / 1lb sale right now on a few varieties which is a great deal.
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Here's an extract recipe I made up that was well received. 2.25 gal batch (Mr Beer FV)

79.5% Light DME 4lbs
9.9% American 2 row 1/2lb
9.9% Carmel/Crystal 80L 1/2lb
.3% Chocolate Malt 2oz
.3% Roasted Barley 2oz

The hops I used were probably a bit much for what you are going for.

I had...
1/2 oz saaz @ 60min
1/2 oz saaz @ 5min

10 day dry hop w/
1oz whole simcoe
1oz pellet ahtanum

Lots of aroma, great imperial red.

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Hansen- you're right down the road! I'm in Northglenn!

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Something like this? I will be honest i have never done an English ipa. So hopefully someone else will chime in

Type: All Grain Date: 7/2/2012
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal Brewer: Glynn Brown
Boil Size: 6.50 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Pot and Cooler (10 Gal/37.8 L) - All Grain
End of Boil Volume 5.37 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 4.75 gal Est Mash Efficiency 85.1 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
11 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (Thomas Fawcett) (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 81.5 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (cargill) (60.0 SRM) Grain 2 7.4 %
1 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 3 7.4 %
8.0 oz Briss Cara-Pils (2.0 SRM) Grain 4 3.7 %
1.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 5 36.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 6 9.7 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 7 -
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 8 6.3 IBUs
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 9 4.6 IBUs
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 2.3 IBUs
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] - Aroma Steep 30.0 min Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg Nottingham (Danstar #-) [23.66 ml] Yeast 12 -
2.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs

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Est Original Gravity: 1.066 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.056 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.017 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.5 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.8 %
Bitterness: 58.9 IBUs Calories: 186.8 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 9.6 SRM
Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 13 lbs 8.0 oz
Sparge Water: 3.90 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.20

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 17.88 qt of water at 166.4 F 155.0 F 60 min

Sparge Step: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun, , 3.90gal) of 168.0 F water
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time

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Nice. We'll have to trade a brew sometime. I just finished the red I had but I need to make some more. I brewed a couple of beers that the BCM neighbors could drink and well...they did, so I need to get to brewing and will be stepping up to 5 gal very soon.

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How about adapting this to suit? Raging Red Irish Red Ale

...it's had good reviews. I've currently got a more hoppy version of this in the Fermenter at the moment and will probably adapt it further into the IPA realm.

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Glynn- thanks!

hansen- I'll add you to my contacts.

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