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Old 08-09-2012, 10:49 PM   #11
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That's widely quoted fact, but it doesn't mean there are no differences between two IPAs with the same grist and yeast, one brewed to 90 IBUs and one brewed to 250+ IBUs. They will taste different.

I remember reading somewhere that Pliny had 65-70 actual IBUs upon being tested with a spectrometer or whatever you call it. There's obviously something more at play here, because you don't need almost a pound of hops to reach that point with the same OG, yet Pliny sort of stands in a league of it's own in terms of hop flavor/aroma.

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Old 08-09-2012, 11:54 PM   #12
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Aside from the ibu debate, what do you guys think I should do with this recipe from here? I just know that I love IIPAs with 100+ ibus such as Stones Ruination and Avery's Mahajara (sp?). I am obviously in the end trying to come up with the best beer and not sacrifice quality for added bitterness. I just want something along the lines of those beers mentioned.

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Old 08-10-2012, 12:05 AM   #13
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Sorry guys but I just realized that I put columbia hops in at 30 mins and not columbus. Obviously makes a big difference and now my ibus are closer to where I want them. This looks like a great beer so I would be happy to brew as is but if anyone has any other suggestions on how to improve it in terms of what I am going for please let me know. Also, does anyone have any suggestions for amount of gypsum to use and when for a beer like this. I am on Long Island, NY and we have generally pretty "soft water" for whatever its worth (dont have an analysis).

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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
14 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 80.0 %
1 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 5.7 %
1 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 3 5.7 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 4 2.9 %
1 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 5 5.7 %
1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 31.8 IBUs
1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 7 24.5 IBUs
2.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 8 19.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 9 7.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 5.9 IBUs
2.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
2.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml] Yeast 12 -
2.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 14 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 15 0.0 IBUs


Est Original Gravity: 1.082 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.076 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 9.6 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 8.7 %
Bitterness: 88.4 IBUs
Est Color: 7.3 SRM

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Old 08-10-2012, 01:31 AM   #14
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Sorry guys but I just realized that I put columbia hops in at 30 mins and not columbus. Obviously makes a big difference and now my ibus are closer to where I want them. This looks like a great beer so I would be happy to brew as is but if anyone has any other suggestions on how to improve it in terms of what I am going for please let me know. Also, does anyone have any suggestions for amount of gypsum to use and when for a beer like this. I am on Long Island, NY and we have generally pretty "soft water" for whatever its worth (dont have an analysis).
I like the hopping although I'm not a fan of columbus as a dryhop. Many do, though, so it's probably just my taste.

I might move some simcoe to 10 minutes or so, as I love it. But otherwise, I think it looks really good!

If it was my beer, I'd probably do this:

1.50 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - FWH
1 oz amarillo- 15 minutes
1oz columbus 1o minutes
1 oz simcoe 5 minutes
1 oz amarillo 5 minutes
1 oz simcoe 1 minute
1 oz amarillo 1 minute
1.00 oz Amarillo Dry Hop 7.0 days
1 oz simcoe dry hop 7.0 days

It's close, though, and not worth worrying about if you're happy with your schedule.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:10 AM   #15
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So I brewed this beer this past monday and everything went perfectly, thankfully. Fermenting away now at 70F (up from 68) and I like to add my corn sugar at high krausen so I am going to do so tomorrow most likely. I was wondering if I should either add 12oz to this brew or a full pound? Adding 12oz would bring the abv to 9.5% with 95 ibus and adding a full pound would bring it to 9.9%. I would love to have a 10% imperial ipa recipe but only if it would benefit the beer more overall. What are your thoughts?

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