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Old 05-19-2011, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default New IPA recipe, how much crystal?

This is only my second shot at formulating my own recipe so I'd like to get some feedback. Especially regarding the crystal malt. I wasn't sure if the amount I have is too much. Here is what I have going so far for my grain bill. This will be a partial mash.

2.75# Pale Malt (2-row)
2# Munich Malt
.75# Crystal 20L
.44# Crystal 60L

6.2# Pale LME

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Old 05-19-2011, 04:50 PM   #2
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Too much crystal for my taste. I'd cut it back to about .75# total.

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Old 05-19-2011, 04:59 PM   #3
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Too much crystal for my taste. I'd cut it back to about .75# total.
Agreed. Also, I don't think steeping the pale malt is going to bring anything to the party.
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Agreed. Also, I don't think steeping the pale malt is going to bring anything to the party.
I thought that might be too much crystal. I was planning on doing a mash with all my grains, not steeping.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:35 PM   #5
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I'd say its too much crystal, but thats cuz extract already includes carapils and I don't like using much crystal in my IPAs. there are some that use even more that are really good tho if you want it: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/bier...its-ipa-87310/

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I'd say its too much crystal, but thats cuz extract already includes carapils and I don't like using much crystal in my IPAs. there are some that use even more that are really good tho if you want it: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/bier...its-ipa-87310/
I'm still trying to learn the flavor characteristics of the different grains. I still haven't pinpointed exactly what the crystal brings to the beer. I know I do like the Munich though.
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