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aarong 01-21-2013 12:35 AM

Please critique my Black EIPA Citra recipe
 
Please review my Black EIPA Citra recipe

Inspiration: Port Jeff Brewing: Low tide black ipa
According to their website:
Malts: Pilsen, Maris Otter, Black Patent
Hops: Citra
Statistics: 24.2 SRM/62 IBU/7.2% ABV

My goals for the brew:
Balanced EIPA , Citra forward smell and an orange taste, I am looking for a LIGHT chocolate/roast background as well, I added some carapils for head retention.

They have pilsen in the recipe my guess is to offset the biscuit flavor of the maris otter. I do not have the pilsen in my recipe. If you think i should add some please let me know.

I have been brewing for a while but it is my first hack at a recipe so thanks for the advice!

Recipe Type: All grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1945 Neobrittania, 2nd generation
Yeast Starter: washed yeast from previous batch about a week old
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.2
Original Gravity: 1.080
Final Gravity: 1.020(Seems high in beer smith but I will be using Mr Malty to figure out pitch)
IBU: 73.8
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 26.5 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 3-4 Weeks @ 66 F
Secondary Fermentation: None
Tasting Notes:

81.5% - 11.0lbs. Maris Otter
7.4% - 1.00 lbs. Carapils
7.4% - 1.00 Lbs. Caramel/crystal malt 60L (looking for a light caramel taste)
5% -0.5 Lbs Black Patent( 10 minute addition in mash)
???? Maybe add some pilsen

Boil 60 mins 1.50 oz. Centennial pellet 10%
Boil 10 mins 1.00 oz. Citra pellet 12%
Boil 5 mins 1.00 oz. Citra pellet 12%
Dry hop 8 days 1.00 oz. Citra pellet 12.00%

McGreen 01-21-2013 12:47 AM

Use rice hulls to avoid stuck sparge. To get a darker beer without effecting the flavor as much, you can also use a little maltofirm in the primary.

Other than that, looks great.

aarong 01-21-2013 12:55 AM

Thanks ill definitely add rice hulls and look into malto ferm.

aarong 01-21-2013 01:44 AM

So am I on track or way off? This is my first all grain recipe that I have made.

McGreen 01-21-2013 03:11 AM

It's a high gravity, but should be good. I would personally do 5.5 lbs. MO and 5.5 lbs. Pilsen (the Low Tide has a 60/40 MO/Pils not counting any other grain). And 2 lbs. Crystal. I may even use chocolate malt full mash for dark flavor. 4 oz? Your choice. But keep black patent. I REALLY like the idea of 10 min mash for that, because that stuff can get bitter. Are you batch sparging? How many gallons of water does it call for?

aarong 01-21-2013 12:39 PM

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I updated the recipe by adding some german pilsner(no pilsen at the store I use). I added the black patent for 10 minutes to reach the 28.7 SRM and not astringency. I am still debating adding the chocolate malt. If I add the chocolate it might push it a little too much into the porter realm. Do you think the black patent will add enough roast/ chocolaty notes? I am not looking for a strong taste just a light background note. It is at 7.2 % so I hope I don't get a stuck sparge I might lower the grain bill to avoid it.

I attached my beer smith print out which has the steps for my batch sparge.

Looking forward to brewing this!

aarong 01-21-2013 08:12 PM

So I got some advice to use carafa 2 special instead of black patent. Does anybody have experience using this? Do you recommend I use carafa instead of black patent. Thanks!


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