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Old 05-14-2011, 11:18 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. A while ago I posted an original IPA recipe which turned out to be pretty tasty, but I am looking to brew a revised version. Just looking for comments, ideas, opinions, etc. It may be a newbie question, but I'm particularly interested in getting some feedback about what temp I should heat my strike water to in order to bring my mash temp down to 152F after doughing in. Thanks!


Batch Size: 5 Gallons
Type: All Grain
Yeast: Safale US-05
Starter: No
Estimated Pre Boil OG: 1.050
Estimated Original Gravity: 1.65
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.018
Estimated Alcohol By Volume: 6.16%
IBU: 55
SRM: 9.25

Boil Time: 60 Mins
Anticipated Efficiency: 70%

grains:
10.25 lbs American 2-Row Malt
1.5 lbs Victory Malt
0.75 lbs Caramel 40
0.25 lbs Carapils

Mash at 152F.
Mash Volume 4 gal.
60 Min mash.

Batch sparge with enough 178F water to achieve a boil volume of 6.5 gal.

Boil
Target Boil Volume: 6.5 gallons

Hop Additions:
1 oz Centennial 60 min
0.50 Oz Cascade 20 Min
0.25 Oz Cascade 10 Min
1 Oz Cascade 5 Min
0.50 Oz Centennial 2 Min
1.0 Oz Cascade [dry hop]
0.75 oz Centennial [dry hop]

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Looks pretty straight-forward and typical for an American IPA. I imagine it will be quite tasty.

On the mash and sparge temps: If you haven't already, download the trial version of BeerSmith and plug your recipe in. It is a good program to help you estimate your temps.

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Old 05-14-2011, 11:29 PM   #3
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Is there any taste difference between many small hop additions v

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Is there any taste difference between many small hop additions v
I was kind of curious about that myself. I am contemplating consolidating some of the additions. If I were to do that, how would you recommend I do that?
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http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml

Here is an online calculator that is pretty straightforward and tells you your strike water temperature.
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Thanks peecan52 that was simple and helpful.

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I might just end up consolidating the 0.50 oz Cascade addition at 20 mins and 0.25 oz Cascade at 10 mins into .75 oz at 20 mins, leaving everything else the same.

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I might just end up consolidating the 0.50 oz Cascade addition at 20 mins and 0.25 oz Cascade at 10 mins into .75 oz at 20 mins, leaving everything else the same.
Why? I like lots of late additions, and the flavor from a 20 minute addition is different than a 10 minute addition (after all, it'd be boiled twice as long.......)

Most of my IPAs look like this:

60 minutes
15 minutes
10 minutes
5 minutes
0 minutes
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Why? I like lots of late additions, and the flavor from a 20 minute addition is different than a 10 minute addition (after all, it'd be boiled twice as long.......)

Most of my IPAs look like this:

60 minutes
15 minutes
10 minutes
5 minutes
0 minutes
Dryhop
You're right. On the first time I brewed this recipe, I opted to spread out the hop additions to bring out the various flavors from the hops to round out the overall taste. I am going to leave it as is, with the numerous additions, I liked the way it came out the first time.
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