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Old 08-19-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default Huge hop assault IIPA help

Hopefully I can get some quick insight on this because tomorrow morning I will be picking up materials for a 11 gallon Imperial IPA recipe. This is the recipe I have been fiddling with.

35 LBS US 2Row
2.0 LBS Caramel/Crystal 40L

Mash with 10 gallons at 150F, sparge with 10 gallons at 170F. 90 minute boil.

Hop Schedule:
90 minute: 8oz Simcoe(leaf) - 126.4 IBU
5 minute: 3oz Citra(pellet) - 9.7 IBU
0 minute: 3oz Citra(pellet) - 0 IBU
Total IBU: 136.3

Dry Hop: 4oz Citra(pellet), 2oz Simcoe(leaf)


I am looking for a very, very big citrus/pine/floral punch in the face on this guy and I always question the need for more than 2 hop varieties per beer but at the same time I don't want to be "that guy" when I go in to buy hops tomorrow and I almost buy them out. I have some cascade laying around and I am wondering if I should insert it somewhere into this recipe since the simcoe and citra are asserting themselves rather aggressively.

Should I even bother with Simcoe in the dryhop? Citra is by far my favorite hop strain but I am wondering how well Simcoe will complement it...if at all in a dryhop setting.

Thanks in advance for the advice.



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Old 08-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #2
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I would get some warrior, summit, apollo, or some other high alpha hop for your 90 minute charge so you don't need so many ounces. Also add a 15 or 20 minute addition for more flavor. Finally if your looking for piney add some Chinook, I don't get any pine from Simcoe but I know others say it is there.

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+1 Add or substitute out the Citra at flame out for Chinook. Nice piney aroma that will go well with the Simcoe and Citra. I just brewed a Simcoe IPA and put an oz of Chinook in at flame out just for that reason.

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