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Old 10-13-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Imperial IPA Recipe Critique- 1st attempt at an IIPA

Type: All Grain
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.57 gal
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Brew Pot (10 gal) and Colman Cooler (13.5 Gal)
End of Boil Volume 5.72 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal Est Mash Efficiency 77.8 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage


Ingredients:
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
15 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 83.3 %
1.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35.49 ml] Yeast 11 -
1.00 oz Chinook [12.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 28.8 IBUs
1.00 oz Chinook [12.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 6 22.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Chinook [12.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 7 14.3 IBUs
1.00 oz Chinook [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 5.7 IBUs
2.00 oz Nugget [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 12 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Nugget [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 9 5.7 IBUs
1.00 oz Nugget [12.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 28.8 IBUs
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 3 5.6 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2 5.6 %
1 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose) [Boil for5 min](0.0 SRM) Sugar 10 5.6 %

Beer Profile:
Est Original Gravity: 1.095 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.066 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.019 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 10.1 %
Bitterness: 105.5 IBUs Calories: 221.7 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 15.7 SRM


Mash Profile:
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body Total Grain Weight: 18 lbs
Sparge Water: 1.42 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.20

Mash Steps:
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 21.25 qt of water at 172.1 F 156.0 F 45 min
Mash Out Add 8.50 qt of water at 204.2 F 168.0 F 10 min

Sparge Step: Fly sparge with 1.42 gal water at 168.0 F
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Keg Volumes of CO2: 3.0
Pressure/Weight: 16.47 PSI Carbonation Used: Keg with 16.47 PSI
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 38.0 F Age for: 19.00 days
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Storage Temperature: 38.0 F

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Old 10-13-2011, 07:52 PM   #2
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I'd get rid of your 30 minute addition and use it at 10 minutes instead.

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Old 10-13-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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Why the Crystal 80? I think it will give you too much caramel flavor. I think 1 lb of Crystal 40-60 is good enough for some color/sweetness.

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Old 10-13-2011, 09:31 PM   #4
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Yeah...2 pounds of crystal malt is too much. I'd use a half pound of each personally, but no more than a pound total.

Hops look fine...I'd drop the 30 minute to 5 mins or less.

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Old 10-13-2011, 10:53 PM   #5
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I wouldn't bother sparging at all with that little liquor.

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Old 10-13-2011, 11:07 PM   #6
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I wouldn't bother sparging at all with that little liquor.
May be partigyle a small batch.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:22 PM   #7
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Looks great but I'm agreeing with others that you will be happier if you move some of your hop additions later. I think your two oz early will give you plenty of bite and then everything else after 15 or even 5 to give you flavor and aroma. The two pounds of crystal may be very sweet. I've never dry hopped with Nugget. I'd love to hear how it goes, or just send a case ;-)

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Old 10-14-2011, 12:59 AM   #8
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Thanks so far! I will def. reduce the crystal and move the 30 minute hops to 10 minute. May leave a small amount at 30 still. I have never used chinook or nugget in an IPA before, but I was able to buy about 1/2 pound whole leaf of each(chinook and nugget) at a brew fest from a local hop grower. The best part was the price of $1 an ounce! So I have been looking for recipes for these 2 kinds of hops. This recipe I developed myself and I will also do an Arrogant Bastard brew as well with the chinook. Any other ideas will be very helpful. Thanks again!

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I agree with the others about dropping the C80 & moving the 30 min hop addition.

Also, I'd up the sugar addition. Normally for an IIPA I use 8-10% sugar to dry it out & mash low around 148-150 F. Otherwise it could end up too sweet...just my personal preference.

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Old 10-14-2011, 10:08 AM   #10
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Okay; modified the crystal to 1/2 lb each of 40L and 60L. Got rid of the 30 minute hop and added an ounce at 10 minutes and doubled my hop addition at 15 minutes. Also doubled my sugar addition at 5 minutes. Can anyone tell me why Brewsmith only has me sparging with 1/2 gallon of water?
Here is the updated:

Type: All Grain
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.57 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Equipment: My Brew Pot (10 gal) and Colman Cooler (13.5 Gal)
End of Boil Volume 5.72 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal Est Mash Efficiency 78.6 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0

Ingredients:
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
15 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 83.3 %
1.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35.49 ml] Yeast 12 -
1.00 oz Chinook [12.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 27.8 IBUs
1.00 oz Chinook [12.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 6 13.8 IBUs
1.00 oz Chinook [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 9 5.6 IBUs
2.00 oz Nugget [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Nugget [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 5.6 IBUs
1.00 oz Nugget [12.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 27.8 IBUs
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3 2.8 %
2 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose) [Boil for5 min](0.0 SRM) Sugar 11 11.1 %
1.00 oz Chinook [12.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 11.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Nugget [12.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 7 15.2 IBUs
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2 2.8 %

Beer Profile:
Est Original Gravity: 1.099 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.009 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 12.1%
Bitterness: 106.9 IBUs Calories: 221.7 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 9.4 SRM

Mash Profile:
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body Total Grain Weight: 18 lbs
Sparge Water: 0.54 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.20

Mash Steps:
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 20.00 qt of water at 162.6 F 148.0 F 75 min
Mash Out Add 12.80 qt of water at 206.0 F 168.0 F 10 min

Sparge Step:
Fly sparge with 0.54 gal water at 168.0 F

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