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Old 02-24-2014, 03:43 PM   #11
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Yeah, the OG wouldn't go that high, but because the dextrose ferments completely, the ABV would end up almost 10% trading 1 for 1. I'm going to review my hop schedule as per your suggestion.

Any thoughts on the specialty grain combo I've chosen? I think those will go well together, but I've never put them all together, so I'm not 100% sure.


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I like Munich malt and victory malt in IPAs- although that amount probably won't really be very discernible. Munich gives a deeper malt flavor that gives an IPA a "malt backbone" without being cloying or sweet. Victory has this great toasty flavor to it, with a hint of dryness in the finish, that is great in an IPA.
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Should I up the Munich and Victory and cut the crystal down? Because I've never really made my own recipe before, I don't have the experience to know what does what and how. I know crystal provides good head retention, which I love, but I definitely like the idea of a hint of toasty! Is there any problem with upping the Munich and Victory, without adjusting anything else?

I'd like to find a good balance between that clean crisp hoppy feel like in a nice west coast IPA like green flash, and I nice malty base. With the size of the beer, want to avoid the very wet almost wimpy/watery feel, but like that sharp crispness, if that makes any sense?


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Old 02-24-2014, 03:55 PM   #13
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Should I up the Munich and Victory and cut the crystal down? Because I've never really made my own recipe before, I don't have the experience to know what does what and how. I know crystal provides good head retention, which I love, but I definitely like the idea of a hint of toasty! Is there any problem with upping the Munich and Victory, without adjusting anything else?

I'd like to find a good balance between that clean crisp hoppy feel like in a nice west coast IPA like green flash, and I nice malty base. With the size of the beer, want to avoid the very wet almost wimpy/watery feel, but like that sharp crispness, if that makes any sense?


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The amount of crystal you have is nice. I wouldn't go lower if you want a hint of caramel in the far background, and for the head retention. Although, hops oils create big time head retention as well, so you can have an IPA with 0 crystal malt, and still get awesome head retention.

If you want more Munich, you could just use more Munich instead of US two-row, pound for pound, and up the Victory to .75 pound if you want a more "toasty" note.
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You rock! I'll keep y'all posted on how this turns out.


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Okay, here is the final recipe. Just going to ask for any more suggestions/feedback before I swing by my LHBS to pick up the rando other stuff. I also changed the yeast to US-05.

Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.52 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 83.7 %
Est Original Gravity: 1.086 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 9.6 %
Bitterness: 92.7 IBUs
Est Color: 9.8 SRM

11 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 71.9 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 2 9.4 %
1 lbs 4.0 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3 7.8 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 4 6.3 %
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 5 17.3 IBUs
12.0 oz Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 6 4.7 %
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 7 17.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 8 6.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 9 7.8 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 10 7.8 IBUs
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 11 -
0.50 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 12 4.4 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 13 5.7 IBUs
0.50 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 14 2.4 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 15 3.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 min Hop 16 9.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 min Hop 17 12.1 IBUs
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml] Yeast 18 -
1.00 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 19 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 20 0.0 IBUs

Seems like a lot of hops, but hoppy is gooood I suppose!

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I made this today. Only hit 69.8% efficiency, so my OG was 1.061.

Boo.

Anyways, everything else went well. We shall see.


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