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Old 06-04-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default Please help me craft the perfect (All Grain) IPA for my taste!

Help me craft the perfect (All Grain) IPA for my taste. I’ve brewed about 20 all-grain IPA’s and I can get close, but the “house IPA” still eludes me. I can get virtually any brewing ingredient, and cost is not an issue (yay group buys).

Here is how I would describe it:

Aroma: lots of Pine and Citrus, resiny, possibly some malt. Very little or no yeast esters. Perfume-y notes from the hops are acceptable but not needed.

Flavour: Balanced, clean bitterness, must be malt-forward* with slight sweetness, and a hint of roastiness, and then have lots of pine + citrus, some spiciness is fine but not required.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied, resiny, smooth

Overall: Not a hop bomb, but sufficiently bitter to be balanced, a feast in a glass.

ABV = 6+%

*In terms of malt forward, for commercial examples, I love the Sebago Full Throttle, but want to avoid the medicinal / cloying character of the Harpoon Leviathan IIPA.

Any ideas?

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Old 06-05-2012, 12:43 AM   #2
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97% Two Row
3% Crystal 60

Bitter: Summit
Flavor: Summit/Simcoe
Aroma: Summit/Simcoe
DH: Centennial

Mash at 152

Ferment with WLP001 or US05 at 65 degrees for 14 days.

OG = 1.065
FG= 1.012
IBU = 70

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Old 06-05-2012, 01:27 AM   #3
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This is my house IPA. I keep brewing it. I replaced some of the malt with sugar in order to lighten it after I increased the rye percentage. If you think you'd like it to finish thicker (I used to make it that way), just replace the sugar with 1.5# pale malt.

I used to do Centennial for the dry hopping, but I ran out and went "all Chinook". I think I like it this way better (or at least as much as the way I used to do it).

I prefer to use Kolsch yeast with this IPA. It's really good that way. I have used Wyeast 2565 and it was super superb. But the S-05 below does a great job too.

It's a spin-off of Denny's Wry Smile IPA

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RecipeRye IPA (3.0)    
StyleAmerican IPA

/* RECIPE SPECIFICATIONS */
SRM7.3 SRM          IBU60.0 IBUs Tinseth
OG
:  1.062            FG1.010     
ABV
6.8 %            Batch Size10.00 gal      

/* MASH INGREDIENTS  */

15 lbs  Pale Malt (2 RowUS (2.0 SRM)         60.0 %        
5 lbs   Rye Malt (4.7 SRM)                     20.0 %        
2 lbs   Wheat MaltGer (2.0 SRM)              8.0 %         
1 lbs   Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)           4.0 %         
1 lbs   Caramel/Crystal Malt 60L (60.0 SRM)  4.0 %         

/* BOIL INGREDIENTS  */
1 lbs   SugarTable (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM)  4.0 %         
80.00 g Chinook [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min  39.3 IBUs     
30.00 g Chinook 
[10.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min  8.9 IBUs      
60.00 g Chinook 
[10.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min  10.7 IBUs     
50.00 g Chinook 
[10.00 %] - Boil 1.0 min   1.1 IBUs

/* FERMENTOR INGREDIENTS  */
2.0 pkg    Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis US-05)             
100.00 g   Chinook [10.00 %] - Dry Hop
100.00 g   Chinook 
[10.00 %] - Dry Hop 
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:30 AM   #4
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Came up with this...

NoCornOrRice Malty IPA

Recipe specifics:

Style: American IPA
Batch size: 5.5 gal
Boil volume: 6.5 gal
OG: 1.066
FG: 1.016
Bitterness (IBU): 67.1
Color (SRM): 12.1
ABV: 6.4%

Efficiency: 75%

Grain/Sugars:

12.50 lb Maris Otter Malt, 98.5%
0.19 lb Chocolate Malt (US), 1.5%

Hops:

1.00 oz Chinook (AA 11.0%, Pellet) FWH, 32.9 IBU

1.00 oz Cascade (AA 5.0%, Pellet) 10 min, 5.4 IBU
1.00 oz Chinook (AA 11.0%, Pellet) 10 min, 11.9 IBU
1.00 oz Summit (AA 15.5%, Pellet) 10 min, 16.8 IBU

1.00 oz Cascade (AA 5.0%, Pellet) dry hop
1.00 oz Chinook (AA 11.0%, Pellet) dry hop
1.00 oz Simcoe (AA 12.0%, Pellet) dry hop
1.00 oz Summit (AA 15.5%, Pellet) dry hop

Yeast/Misc:

Wyeast 1450 Denny's Favorite 50 or WLP 051 Cal V

It says 67 IBUs but it wont taste like it with the bitterness coming from FWH and late additions.

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thanks for the ideas guys!

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