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Old 04-20-2009, 05:38 AM   #1
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I'm going to brew an IIPA for my friend's 21st. How does this look? And yes, I do want it to be a hop bomb.

C-Hop Cumpleaños
14-C Imperial IPA
Author: SWR
Date: 4/15/09



Size: 5.0 gal
Efficiency: 74.0%
Attenuation: 81.0%
Calories: 282.48 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.085 (1.070 - 1.090)
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Terminal Gravity: 1.016 (1.010 - 1.020)
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Color: 12.42 (8.0 - 15.0)
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Alcohol: 9.1% (7.5% - 10.0%)
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Bitterness: 137.4 (60.0 - 120.0)
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Ingredients:
13.0 lb 2-Row Brewers Malt
3.0 lb Munich 10L Malt
.5 lb Caramel Malt 40L
1 oz Columbus (14.2%) - added during boil, boiled 21 min
1 oz Chinook (11.4%) - added during boil, boiled 20.0 min
1 oz Centennial (8.5%) - added during boil, boiled 19.0 min
1 oz Cascade (6.3%) - added during boil, boiled 18.0 min
.25 oz Columbus (14.2%) - added during boil, boiled 17.0 min
.25 oz Chinook (11.4%) - added during boil, boiled 16.0 min
.25 oz Centennial (8.5%) - added during boil, boiled 15 min
.25 oz Cascade (6.3%) - added during boil, boiled 14.0 min
.25 oz Columbus (14.2%) - added during boil, boiled 13.0 min
.25 oz Chinook (11.4%) - added during boil, boiled 12.0 min
.25 oz Centennial (8.5%) - added during boil, boiled 11.0 min
.25 oz Cascade (6.3%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
.25 oz Columbus (14.2%) - added during boil, boiled 9.0 min
.25 oz Chinook (11.4%) - added during boil, boiled 8.0 min
.25 oz Centennial (8.5%) - added during boil, boiled 7.0 min
.25 oz Cascade (6.3%) - added during boil, boiled 6.0 min
.25 oz Columbus (14.2%) - added during boil, boiled 5.0 min
.25 oz Chinook (11.4%) - added during boil, boiled 4.0 min
.25 oz Centennial (8.5%) - added during boil, boiled 3.0 min
.25 oz Cascade (6.3%) - added during boil, boiled 2.0 min
.25 oz Columbus (14.2%) - added during boil, boiled 1.0 min
.25 oz Chinook (11.4%) - added during boil, boiled 0 min
1 oz Columbus (14.2%) - added dry to primary fermenter
1.0 oz Chinook (11.4%) - added dry to primary fermenter
1 oz Centennial (8.5%) - added dry to primary fermenter
1 oz Cascade (6.3%) - added dry to primary fermenter
2.0 ea Fermentis US-05 Safale US-05

Schedule:
Ambient Air: 70.0 °F
Source Water: 60.0 °F
Elevation: 0.0 m

00:03:00 Mash In - Liquor: 5.49 gal; Strike: 161.54 °F; Target: 150.0 °F
01:03:00 Sac Rest - Rest: 60 min; Final: 149.0 °F
01:03:00 Batch Sparge - First Runnings: 0.0 gal sparge @ 168.0 °F, 0.0 min; Sparge #1: 1.4 gal sparge @ 212 °F, 0.0 min; Sparge #2: 1.4 gal sparge @ 199 °F, 0.0 min; Total Runoff: 6.49 gal

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Old 04-20-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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Just my $.02, but you would have to use a helluva lot less hops if you did some earlier bittering editions. I've never seen an IPA without 60 minute hop additions. Most IIPA's that use that many hops are around the 180-220 IBU mark.

Aside from that I like your hop bill, those four are tasty together!

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Old 04-20-2009, 11:35 AM   #3
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Personally, I would drop the munich malt, use about 5% simple sugar, and make up the rest of the gravity with more 2-row. Too much flavorful malt will be over the top and take away from the hop profile.

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Hopbursting... awesome!

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Just my $.02, but you would have to use a helluva lot less hops if you did some earlier bittering editions. I've never seen an IPA without 60 minute hop additions. Most IIPA's that use that many hops are around the 180-220 IBU mark.

Aside from that I like your hop bill, those four are tasty together!
I agree. You may be better off moving 3-4 oz to 60 min. You may also want to think about losing some of the late additions after 15 minutes. Since you're dry hopping with 4 oz, you may not get the value that you want from those additions.
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I would also cut back on the munich. Also, I don't know how likely it is that you'll get 81% attenuation with this. US-05 is a good choice, but you'll prob end up around 1.019, 1.020.

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