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Old 10-23-2009, 05:35 AM   #1
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I just got 3lb of hops from HopsDirect. I'm making an IPA, and it's my first recipe. I have Magnum, Cascade, and Willamette. My spreadsheet is calculating estimated OG 1.064, at 70% efficiency, which seems high.

10 lb 2-row
2 lb Vienna
.5 lb Crystal 60L

Mash @ 152

1 oz Magnum @ 60 min 31.1 IBU
1 oz Cascade @ 15 min 7.86 IBU
1 oz Willamette @ 15 min 7.58 IBU
1 oz Willamette @ 5 min 3.05 IBU
1 oz Cascade @ 5 min 3.15 IBU

1 oz Cascade @ dry hop
1 oz Willamette @ dry hop
Total: 52.63 IBU, according to my spreadsheet


Safale S-05

I wanted a mix of Cascade and Willamette.

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Old 10-23-2009, 05:44 AM   #2
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got an idea of ibu?

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Old 10-23-2009, 05:48 AM   #3
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just edited to add IBU

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Old 10-23-2009, 05:59 AM   #4
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I like it, the gravity is low enough that it should finish nice and dry and let those flavor hops shine. Mash temp sounds good too, just a tad on the low end.

Sounds like its tending towards the american side of ipa. Hops, clean yeast, not so toasty.

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Old 10-23-2009, 06:32 AM   #5
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So maybe increase the mash temp to 151 or 152?

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Old 10-23-2009, 12:38 PM   #6
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This looks almost exactly like I am planning to do for a Pale Ale, except Centennial instead of Cascades.

I agree with bumping up to ~152, especially if you go with US-05.

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Old 10-23-2009, 12:45 PM   #7
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Looks nice. I would cut down the 5min addition to 1oz. You've got 2oz of dry hopping that's gonna add tons of aroma, I don't think that extra oz of willamette is gonna come through much.

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Old 10-23-2009, 04:31 PM   #8
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If you want more of a mixture, instead of overpowering cascades, you could to 1oz cascade and 1oz willamette @ 5minutes, and the dry hop with the same.

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Old 10-23-2009, 05:05 PM   #9
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Cascade paired with Willamette at each step? That's actually what I had originally, but wasn't sure if the individual characters of the hops would come through. I'll probably go back to that then. Just edited OP. Also changed Crystal to 60L for a bit more color. Now 6 SRM according to beercalculus. Also, beercalculus lists the total IBU at 45.5, compared to 52.6 on my spreadsheet.

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Old 10-25-2009, 04:50 PM   #10
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Just got back from the LHBS... they didn't have Vienna, but I didn't realize that until I got home with 2lb of Victory crushed in with the rest of the grains! I'm going to brew it anyway and see what happens. Also, had to sub US-05 for Nottingham, based on LHBS availability. How do you guys think this one will turn out?

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