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Old 09-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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I am planning to make an IPA with mostly or all Pilsener malt. I will list my hops and you tell me what I can do to make a good/interesting combination for a 5 gallon batch. Thank you!

Columbus
Cascade
Hallertau
Willamette
Australian Galaxy (2 oz)

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Old 09-19-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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You have a pretty good wide variety of hops there. If I had those at my disposal, I would probably try to make it more West Coast than anything (it is my preference). First and foremost, you can probably bitter with the hallertau and columbus. Hallertaus won't be good for much else in this beer. I say get your preferred IBU count from the first boil addition (90 or 60 minute?). After you let those boil, I would hopburst it with the cascade and galaxy. Maybe one 5 minute addition of each and then the rest reserve for flame out and dry hop. I will say though, depending on when those galaxies were harvested they can be potent.

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Old 09-19-2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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Bitter with Columbus or Galaxy. Aroma I'd use pretty much any combination of Cascade/Columbus/Galaxy. I'd try:

Columbus @ 60
0.5 oz Cascade, 0.5 oz Columbus @ 20 min
0.5 oz Galaxy, 0.5 oz Columbus, 0.5 oz Cascade @ 10 min
0.5 oz Galaxy, 0.5 oz cascade, 0.5 oz Columbus @ 0 min

Dry hop with 1 oz Galaxy, 0.5 oz Cascade, 0.5 oz Columbus. Scale your Bittering addition to hit your desired IBUs and you're good.

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Also I'd definitely do a 90 min boil with the pils malt.

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I am in agreement with Jesper on this one. Also, I forgot to ask...do you only have 1 ounce of everything except for your 2 ounces of Galaxy?

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I am in agreement with Jesper on this one. Also, I forgot to ask...do you only have 1 ounce of everything except for your 2 ounces of Galaxy?
Oh yeah, that would kinda change the hopping schedule a bit =)
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Bitter with Columbus or Galaxy. Aroma I'd use pretty much any combination of Cascade/Columbus/Galaxy. I'd try:

Columbus @ 60
0.5 oz Cascade, 0.5 oz Columbus @ 20 min
0.5 oz Galaxy, 0.5 oz Columbus, 0.5 oz Cascade @ 10 min
0.5 oz Galaxy, 0.5 oz cascade, 0.5 oz Columbus @ 0 min

Dry hop with 1 oz Galaxy, 0.5 oz Cascade, 0.5 oz Columbus. Scale your Bittering addition to hit your desired IBUs and you're good.
I love that dank aroma and flavor of columbus, but after sharing some pales and IPA's, I realize not everybody agrees with it.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:43 PM   #8
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Uh, don't waste the Galaxy on the bittering addition. Just made a Galaxy Pale Ale and it was awesome. Bittered with Magnum and did galaxy at 15, 10 and 5. Next time I brew it I'm adding some cascade for some complexity but it was good. If that is all that you are using I'd do Columbus bittering at 90 (yes, do a 90 minute boil with Pilsner malt) and then Galaxy at 10, Cascade at 5 and Galaxy again at flameout.
I personally would snag an ounce of cascade and galaxy and dryhop as well.


Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
11 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 91.7 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2 8.3 %
1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 48.3 IBUs
1.00 oz Galaxy [14.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 4 17.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 5 3.8 IBUs
1.00 oz Galaxy [14.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 6 0.0 IBUs

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.061 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.3 %
Bitterness: 69.6 IBUs
Est Color: 9.5 SRM

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Old 09-20-2012, 03:29 AM   #9
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I have at least half a pound of everything except for galaxy.

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What about bu-gu ratio for balance? Do I want IBUs to nearly equal gravity units?

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