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Old 09-12-2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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Imperial IPA

3 gallon batch

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.089 SG
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.025 SG
Estimated Color: 14.7 SRM
Bitterness: 70.3 IBU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 8.33 %

Mash at 154F for 60 min

7.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US
1.00 lb Aromatic Malt
1.00 lb Munich Malt
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L

0.50 oz Columbus [12.20 %] (60 min)
0.50 oz Columbus [12.20 %] (20 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (20 min)
0.50 oz Columbus [12.20 %] (10 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (10 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (5 min)
1.00 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (Dry Hop 14 days)
1.00 oz Columbus [12.20 %] (Dry Hop 14 days)

What Yeast do you recommend?

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Old 09-12-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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Imperial IPA

3 gallon batch

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.089 SG
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.025 SG
Estimated Color: 14.7 SRM
Bitterness: 70.3 IBU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 8.33 %

Mash at 154F for 60 min

7.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US
1.00 lb Aromatic Malt
1.00 lb Munich Malt
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L

0.50 oz Columbus [12.20 %] (60 min)
0.50 oz Columbus [12.20 %] (20 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (20 min)
0.50 oz Columbus [12.20 %] (10 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (10 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (5 min)
1.00 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (Dry Hop 14 days)
1.00 oz Columbus [12.20 %] (Dry Hop 14 days)

What Yeast do you recommend?
Nottingham or US-05 should do fine with that. My last IIPA was 1.086 > 1.012 with rehydrated Notty. Then I pitched a 1.096 barleywine on the cake that went down to 1.010. I would bump the IBUs up to match the OG, but thats just me.

Edit: you should also make 5 gallons, feel free to send me the extra
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:38 PM   #3
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I would drop the aromatic - you don't really want malt competing for the hops, especially for how little you have (no offence).

I would up the IBUs in both bittering and in the late additions. S-05 is another good yeast that will get you the attenuation you'll want.

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Old 09-12-2008, 10:57 PM   #4
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Ya I agree. On an IIPA I would shoot for 90+ on the IBUs.

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As far as yeast goes I like the California yeast

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Old 09-13-2008, 07:07 PM   #6
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ok ill make some adjsutments and repost, thanks for the recommendations.

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Ok so here is what i came up with

Imperial IPA

3 gallon batch

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.089 SG
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.025 SG
Estimated Color: 14.7 SRM
Bitterness: 89.4 IBU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 8.39 %

Mash at 154F for 60 min

8.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US
1.00 lb Munich Malt
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L

0.75 oz Columbus [12.20 %] (60 min)
0.50 oz Columbus [12.20 %] (20 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (20 min)
0.50 oz Columbus [12.20 %] (10 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (10 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (5 min)
0.50 oz Columbus [12.20 %] (5 min)
1.00 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (Dry Hop 14 days)
1.00 oz Columbus [12.20 %] (Dry Hop 14 days)

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Any particular reason you are mashing at 154? I like my big beers to dry out, so I mash a little cooler, usually 151 or so. Otherwise, I think it looks great.

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I personally think your cascade is out of balance with your Columbus. Columbus is a more dominant hop character, and will tend to overwhelm the cascade a bit. Though if this is what you are going for, I will shut my mouth, hah.

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honestly, this is why i posted this here.

So should i bring my mash temp down to 151-152F? That is what i traditionally have mashed pale ales at.

In my previous IPAs ive used centennial, but i dont have any and its been difficult to get. I am going to be ordering some more hops soon.

I have a lot more cascade if you want to suggest a better hopping schedule to balance this out.

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Old 09-16-2008, 01:40 PM   #10
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Can anyone provide me with a more appropriate hopping schedule?

I ended up holding off on brewing this based on recommendations here.

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