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Old 10-18-2012, 11:28 PM   #11
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Grain bill looks solid, although I think it'll give you a little more alcohol than what you listed, around 7%. I'd use about 3/4 oz of Magnum instead of 2oz Willamette to bitter. That's because I'm cheap. The flavor will be about the same either way. I don't really care for the taste of Willamette, but if they sound good to you, don't let me stand in your way. I'd just alter the ratio a little. Use 1.5 Cascade and .5 Willamette at 5 minutes, then repeat for the dry hop. Adding some Amarillo, Simcoe or Centennial at 5 minutes and/or to the dry-hop will add some citrus-type fruitiness and complexity, if you're interested. If Bobbrews tells you something different, do what he says instead of what I say.

I believe every single homebrew store in the country will carry US-05 (generally thought to be the same yeast as Wyeast 1056 and White Labs 001, just in dried form) and have it in stock at almost all times. If they don't have it, Nottingham dried yeast is a fine substitute. Both of the liquid strains mentioned are fine choices as well; however, the packs do not have nearly as many cells, so it's generally advised that you make a starter. They also cost more. Making a starter is a basic task nearly every homebrewer should learn, but you don't have to learn it right away.

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:00 AM   #12
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Amarillo 60, Simcoe 15, and Cascade dry?

Also, do you guys know of any good sites that breaks down the different types of hops?

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:04 AM   #13
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Gotcha, so I actually found that yeast you recommended, hows about this:

3lb light DME
6lb light LME
1lb Crystal 20L

2oz Willamette for 60min
2oz Cascade for 15min
2oz Willamette for 7 day dry hop

1tsp Irish moss last 15min of boil

Safale US-05 dry yeast

Estimated ABV = 6.5%
Estimated IBUs = 56.8

I think I might go with this recipe, unless anyone sees something really out of wack? or has other opinions on it?
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Amarillo 60, Simcoe 15, and Cascade dry?
Most IPAs use bittering hops, flavor hops AND aroma hops, as well as dryhops. You're low on hops for an IPA, in the flavor and aroma area.

Like this:

1 oz bittering hops (or whatever it takes to get about 40 IBUs with this addition)
1 oz flavor hops 15 minutes
1 oz aroma hops 5 minutes
1 oz aroma hops 0 minutes

Dryhop with 1 ounce of hops (or more) for 5-7 days.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:13 AM   #14
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Awesome! you guys Rock! so helpful... again, much appreciated.

So hopwise, i'm thinking:

1oz Amarillo 60min
1oz Sincoe 15min
1oz Cascade 5min
1oz Cascade post-boil (60min)
1oz Willamette dry hop in secondary 7 days...

According to hopville this puts me at 50.2 IBUs.

How does that sound?

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Old 10-19-2012, 01:29 AM   #15
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Amarillo 60, Simcoe 15, and Cascade dry?

Also, do you guys know of any good sites that breaks down the different types of hops?
Not the only such site, but my favorite:
http://www.bear-flavored.com/2011/12...de-to-hop.html

The description it has for Amarillo of "Floral, grapefruit, citrus, peach," is accurate, but lost entirely if you use it as a 60 minute bittering hop. You'll only get those flavors if it's boiled for less than 20 minutes. Your 60-minute add is where you get the bulk of your IBUs (bitterness), but it won't give you much beyond that.
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Gotcha, i'll plan on switching the Simcoe and Amarillo hop implementation of this recipe. This will bump up the IBU's a little, to around 60 which I think should still be fine.

Thank you all for your help. I truly appreciate it.

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Not the only such site, but my favorite:
http://www.bear-flavored.com/2011/12...de-to-hop.html

The description it has for Amarillo of "Floral, grapefruit, citrus, peach," is accurate, but lost entirely if you use it as a 60 minute bittering hop. You'll only get those flavors if it's boiled for less than 20 minutes. Your 60-minute add is where you get the bulk of your IBUs (bitterness), but it won't give you much beyond that.
I'll second that
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My second all grain batch was EdWort's stone ipa clone. 60min 1oz. warrior, a high alpha acid hop, great for bitterness. 15 min 1oz. centennial, 5min 1oz. centennial, and 1oz. centennial dry hop. Base 2 row with some light crystal 20L (1lb) and some munich(1lb). The original recipe is great, and cheap to make. I started playing with the recipe, even went two ounces of warrior up front. Dry hopped once with citra and centennial=nice! Point is even the base recipe with warrior and centennial, turns out great!

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