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Old 09-19-2006, 02:51 AM   #1
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Default Imperial IPA Recipe

Hi everyone, been away for awhile, but I havn't stopped brewing. I just finished a 90 schilling scottish ale brew and have conjured up a recipe for a Imperial IPA I plan on conditioning over winter. Here's what Ive come up with. tell me what u think.

60 Impala IPA:
mash-extract

8# Pale LME Briess
4# Pale 2 row
2# Pale Munich
.5# 20L Crystal
.5# 60L Crystal
.5# Malted Wheat
.5# Carapils Malt

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1 oz NZ Cascade 8.8% AA 60 min
1 oz NZ Saaz 7.8% AA 60 min
1 oz NZ Cascade 8.8% AA 20 min
1 oz NZ Hallertaur 8% AA 20 min
2 oz German Spalt Select 4.3% AA 5 min
2 oz German Saphir 3.4% AA Dry Hop

O.G 1.090 IBU 94 SRM 11.7 I plan on doing this befor October so I have
time to change or add. Thanx for the suggestions

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Old 09-20-2006, 02:32 AM   #2
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I guess it's good? !!

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Old 09-20-2006, 03:04 AM   #3
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Use lots more hops. Go with about 200 IBUs, seriously. Read through this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=13424

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Old 09-20-2006, 03:38 AM   #4
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Interesting. I am thinking of brewing a Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imp IPA soon, it calls for around the 100 ibu mark. Should I take it to 200?

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Interesting. I am thinking of brewing a Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imp IPA soon, it calls for around the 100 ibu mark. Should I take it to 200?
I don't know Dreadnaught and so can't say. Compare it to Stone Ruination if you are able. The 200+ is what I used to get that beer's realm of flavor and bitterness, which is certainly IN YOUR FACE and leave no doubt it contains hops. However, it is not simply a mouthful of bitterness either, as the malt and alcohol sweetness come through and give it balance. I do think that if you are wanting to make these "super" IPAs with gravities in the 1.075+ range you need a lot more hops then you might guess. My Preaching in Hell IIPA is sitting at about 34 degrees, clearing nicely and tasting really fine. I am going to drop some finings in it tonight and carbonate it up so I can sip it while brewing on Friday.
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Old 09-21-2006, 02:31 AM   #6
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Brewpaster, you say in the realm of Ruination which by the way is one of my favorite Imp's, 200+ IBU's is a hell of a lot of hops. You brewed 20 gal , this is just 5 gal so how much more in oz's would you add? and of which hop? If in fact you say 200+ then should I just double what I already have to be in that realm? Thanks for the input.

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Old 09-21-2006, 06:01 AM   #7
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Interesting. I am thinking of brewing a Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imp IPA soon, it calls for around the 100 ibu mark. Should I take it to 200?
You wouldn't happen to have an extract version of this would ya? I absolutely LOVED dreadnaught when I tasted it at a local beer festival. Unfortunately you can't get it in Colorado... But man, that was a helluva beer.
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Three words: "Pliny the Elder" made by the Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa, CA. Was on vacation last week and stopped in for a treat. Pliny the Elder was a double IPA 8.0% ABV and over 100 IBU. It was fabulous! Had to get a growler to go. Check it out if your near Sonoma or Napa.

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Sorry I do not have an extract recipe. I have made a Pliny the Elder clone and it was very nice, however it was AG so no extract version.

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Default Pliny the Elder and Stone Brewing Ruination IPA Clones from BYO

I have a 2-3 year old issue of BYO at home that has clone extract and all grain recipes for Pliny the Elder and Stone Brewing Ruination IPAs (amongst others).

If anyone is interested, let me know and I can type them up and post them.

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