Originally Posted by bobbrews
I think "hop bomb" was meant in terms of not wanting the harsh bitterness...
Mash at 152 F.
20-30 IBUs Chinook - Boil 60.0 min
0.75 oz Cascade - Boil 10.0 min
0.75 oz Cascade - Boil 5.0 min
0.75 oz Cascade @ Whirlpool / Aroma Steep
0.75 oz Chinook @ Whirlpool / Aroma Steep
I highly advise against the Crystal 80. Use C40 or lower. Add a touch of Munich if you want some added malt character.
Thanks bob, I think you understand what I'm going for. I will replace the crystal 80 with crystal 40 (had some extra crystal 80 on hand, so I was being lazy). I like your hop schedule and I have a couple questions about it:
If I use 0.60oz of Chinook at 60min, that's 30 IBUs from Chinook, which gives me a total of 37 IBUs (using Beersmith). In AIPA style guideline, Beersmith says 40-70 IBUs. So won't I be a little low on IBUs? To be clear, I like bitterness in my beers. I'm looking for medium bitterness in this recipe (as far as IPAs go). Should I up the 60min amount? I think I've read people complaining of a harsh bitterness from Chinook?
Also, I am looking for some earthy/piney notes in this beer. Will the Chinook do that for me? I've been making a lot of cascade and amarillo APAs (very tasty!), but am looking for an IPA that will have more balance to those citrus notes.
Really appreciate the help. I've just got my brewing system/process really dialed-in, and am now moving on to the fun stuff, recipe formulation!