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Old 08-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default IPA/APA Hop Schedule Advice--malt bill from Zombie Dust clone

I plan on brewing later today or tomorrow morning using mostly leftover grains from Skeezerpleezer's Zombie Dust extract clone.

The malt bill looks like this:
6.00 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 70.6 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 11.8 %
0.50 lb Carafoam (2.0 SRM) Grain 5.9 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 5.9 %
0.50 lb Belgian Aromatic (LHBS doesn't carry Melanoidin, subbed this)
Fermenting with S04 (love that flocculation)

Right now here are the hops I have:
8 oz Amarillo pellets
1 oz Citra pellets
3 oz Centennial 2 oz leaf, 1 oz pellets
4 oz Cascade leafs
1/2 oz Warrior pellets
1 oz Magnum pellets
5 oz Falconer's Flight 7C's pellets

I'll be doing a full boil and trying to get nice smooth bitterness with a big hop punch. Here is what I'm thinking so far:

FWH: 1 oz Magnum (IBUs calculated at 20 mins for perceived bitterness)
15 min 1 oz 7C's
10 min 1 oz 7C's
5 min 1 oz 7C's
1 min 1 oz 7C's
dry hop 3oz total--1 oz Centennial leaf, 1 oz Citra, 1 oz Amarillo

Beersmith puts the IBUs at 61, but I hoped using FWH on the Magnum would smooth it out.

I've never really made my own recipe so any advice is greatly appreciated!

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Old 08-04-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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Since you will retain some flavor and aroma from the FWH, I would lean towards using some amarillo, citra, or centennial there.

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Old 08-04-2012, 06:57 PM   #3
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Good idea. I've used FWH before, but usually the whole recipe is heavily hopped so I didn't really know what kind of flavor it would retain.

What about the dry hop cominbation? Does that sound right?

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Dryhop sounds great. Some of my favorites! How'd you like the Zombie Dust?

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Old 08-04-2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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I messed up a bit on the first ZD clone, but it's starting to taste really good after a month in bottles. I just bottled another 5 gallons of it today (that I didn't screw up) and it was my first full-volume boil. It smelled absolutely fantastic!

I took a trip up to Three Floyds a few weeks back and still have 2 more cases of the real Zombie Dust left. It's just too bad they have a 2 case per person limit.

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Reviving my dead post for anyone interested, ended up adding .25 lbs of Special B, and dry hopped 1 oz Citra, 1 oz Amarillo, 1 oz 7Cs.

I have to say, this is by far the best pale ale I've ever brewed... It's like a cross between Zombie Dust and Alpha King, both of which I adore.

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