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Old 03-23-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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I'm a new brewer this is the first recipe I've attempted to put together. Any and all advice is welcome!

1lb pilsen dme
6.6lb light lme
1/2lb pilsen malt
1/2 caramel 20l
Wlp001 yeast

60min 1/4 warrior 1/4 simcoe
45min 3/4 warrior 3/4 simcoe
30min 1oz cascade
0min 1oz summit
Dry hop 1oz summit and 1oz cascade

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Old 03-23-2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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If it was mine, i would drop the pilsner malt.
As far as the hops go i would move the 45 min addition up to 5 min and move the 30 min up to 15 min or less.

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:05 PM   #3
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You think a whole pound of the caramel 20?

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Old 03-24-2013, 08:32 PM   #4
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I personally would not use more that 12oz of c20. You could add 4oz of honey malt for a little more sweetness if that's what your looking for.

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Old 03-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #5
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Personally, I like dry over-the-top hoppy IPAs.

Something like

Base malt
1/2 lb crystal
1oz high AA hop for bittering
3-4oz hops in the 15-0 minute range
3-4 oz dry hop

The "flavor" comes from the late additions and you only have 1 oz of hops in that range.

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