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Old 11-20-2011, 12:31 AM   #11
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I would move the 30 min addition to 15 min, 20 max. At 30 it is a bittering addition. 15-20 is flavor.

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Old 11-20-2011, 12:38 AM   #12
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Moving that hop addition from 30 to 15 minutes drops the total IBU's 12 points. Should I make up for that in the 60 minute hop?

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Old 11-20-2011, 12:40 AM   #13
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Well, I bought my ingredients for my 1 gal test batch today. Unfortunately, I think the lady at the LHBS gave me .2 and .6 pounds of my specialty grains, instead of 2 and 6 ounces. So the color will be a little darker, and the taste will be a little different than what it would have been. Planning on brewing it up with the wife on Tuesday, so hopefully it goes well. I'll pick up a can in a month or so and try a side-by-side.

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Old 11-20-2011, 12:41 AM   #14
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82 IBUs in a 1.066 beer should be plenty. If you want more, just move a it of the 30 min addition to 60 to get to your desired IBU, then move the rest to 15-20.

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Old 11-20-2011, 12:42 AM   #15
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Good luck with it. I'm glad you started the thread. Caldera is a nice IPA.

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Old 11-20-2011, 12:45 AM   #16
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Well, I bought my ingredients for my 1 gal test batch today. Unfortunately, I think the lady at the LHBS gave me .2 and .6 pounds of my specialty grains, instead of 2 and 6 ounces. So the color will be a little darker, and the taste will be a little different than what it would have been. Planning on brewing it up with the wife on Tuesday, so hopefully it goes well. I'll pick up a can in a month or so and try a side-by-side.
So she gave you extra? You don't have to use it all.
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Ya, I hadn't seen anything on here as far as clones went, so I figured I'd start trying out my first from-scratch recipe. *fingers crossed*

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82 IBUs in a 1.066 beer should be plenty. If you want more, just move a it of the 30 min addition to 60 to get to your desired IBU, then move the rest to 15-20.
OK, I moved 0.5 oz to 60 minutes and the remaining 1 oz to 15 and got back to about 89 IBU's. So, is there some formula or ratio for finding a balance between bittering and flavoring hop additions?
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:57 AM   #19
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1:1 is fairly standard for a nice balanced IPA (example 1.066: 66 IBU). It is by no means a rule though, lots of delicious commercial IPAs are not "balanced". I like to look at where the ibus come from more than total ibus. I prefer the hop bursting technique to get maximum flavor/aroma with the desired bitterness.

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Old 11-20-2011, 02:50 AM   #20
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it seems to me that there is at least *some* centennial as a later addition just due to the taste

Maybe not but that is what I would do

this beer is soooooo FANTASTIC on tap at caldera

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