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Old 06-15-2010, 03:06 AM   #1
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Looking for some comments on this recipe before i put it to the test on Sunday.


Size: 6.0 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 229.2 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.069 (1.056 - 1.075)
Terminal Gravity: 1.017 (1.010 - 1.018)
Color: 9.31 (6.0 - 15.0)
Alcohol: 6.77% (5.5% - 7.5%)
Bitterness: 71.5 (40.0 - 70.0)

Ingredients:
10.75 lb 2-Row Brewers Malt
.75 lb 2-Row Caramel Malt 40L
1.0 lb 2-Row Carapils® Malt
.5 lb American Munich
2.0 lb Corn Sugar

1.0 oz Chinook (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.5 oz Chinook (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 30 min
.5 oz Cascade (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 30 min
.5 oz Centennial (10.0%) - added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
.5 oz Cascade (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
.25 oz Centennial (10.0%) - added during boil, boiled 1.0 min
.25 oz Cascade (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 1.0 min
1.0 oz Cascade (5.5%) - added dry to secondary fermenter
1.0 oz Centennial (10.0%) - added dry to secondary fermenter

White Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast


Going for a big well rounded IPA. Any comments would be appreciated!

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Old 06-15-2010, 03:25 AM   #2
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I would go with a 1lb of munich, knock down the carapils to .5lb, and since i just bottled one similair, and i cut my carapils down from my usual, and tried some golden naked oats, it is smooth, nice mouthfeel. But whatever you do, good luck.... it looks like a good ingredients list.

Btw, hops look good, seems a .5oz chinook would be sufficient at 60, but i always say that about every pale, and even ipa recipes...my .02

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Why both corn sugar and carapils? I would drop them both and use 2lbs of 2 row instead and save a few bucks.
I agree with meister and would up the munich to a lb

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Why both corn sugar and carapils? I would drop them both and use 2lbs of 2 row instead and save a few bucks.
I agree with meister and would up the munich to a lb
I think the corn sugar is fine, as it will ferment out and leave behind little body or flavor but boost the ABV. The weird thing is if you want a drier, thinner bodied beer (from adding corn sugar), why add carapils? I'd ditch the carapils for sure.

More Munich would be nice.
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