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Old 04-29-2011, 02:45 AM   #1
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Default Red IPA recipe - criticisms encouraged.

Size: 5.5 gal
Efficiency: 70.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 207.66 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.062 (1.056 - 1.075)
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Terminal Gravity: 1.016 (1.010 - 1.018)
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Color: 17.31 (6.0 - 15.0)
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Alcohol: 6.14% (5.5% - 7.5%)
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Bitterness: 65.9 (40.0 - 70.0)
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Ingredients:
11 lb Maris Otter
.5 lb American Victory
.8 lb Caramel Malt 40L
.5 lb Caramel Malt 120L
.8 lb Light Munich Malt
.15 lb Pale Chocolate Malt
.5 oz Simcoe (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.5 oz Centennial (10.0%) - added during boil, boiled 30 min
.5 oz Simcoe (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 30 min
.5 oz Centennial (10.0%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
.5 oz Simcoe (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
0.0 oz Centennial (10.0%) - added during boil, boiled 0.0 min
0.0 oz Simcoe (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 0.0 min
2.0 oz Centennial (10.0%) - added dry to secondary fermenter
2.0 oz Simcoe (13.0%) - added dry to secondary fermenter
0.0 ea Fermentis S-04 Safale S-04


Mash at 152 for 60 min
Ferment at 68 for 28 days


So far I am pretty good at following recipes, decent at taking suggestions for clones from brewers and taking a crack at it and untested at coming up with my own recipes.

My grain bill had some help from Jamil's Red Rocket clone. I have lots of centennial and simcoe in the freezer so I took a fairly basic jab at coming up with a hop schedule. I would love some criticism so I can learn more about how to do this. I feel like this should make for a tasty hopped up red ale. Concerns would be all the high AA hops I suppose.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:07 AM   #2
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I enjoy the entire recipe with the one exception of...I feel simcoe is wasted at 60min (and to a lesser extent, 30min). there are much cheaper and higher AA hops you can use at 60min since you really get virtually no flavor from that addition. Save your Simcoe for your later additions. But that is only my opinion since I freakin love late addition simcoe. With that one exception, I will say you are definitely "go for launch" Good Brewing!

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I agree completely with the Simcoe comments. Feel free to send me some so I can brew this as Simcoe is outrageously priced when you can find it.

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Thanks for the comments! I'll have to dig through the freezer. I think I have some other bittering hop hanging around. I just wanted to use what I had on hand.

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I completely understand that sentiment. Depending on how much centennial you have, you could use that as bittering.

Also, just fyi, did you know you are adding 0 oz of hops at 0 mins? lol

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Take out the chocolate malt and replace it with roasted barley.

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Take out the chocolate malt and replace it with roasted barley.
Reason?
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Also, just fyi, did you know you are adding 0 oz of hops at 0 mins? lol
Hah! good catch.
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A little more roasty flavor instead of toasty. And a nice red color. Either will work fine, that's just my preference.
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A little more roasty flavor instead of toasty. And a nice red color. Either will work fine, that's just my preference.
Cool, thanks. I already bought my grains, but I'd like to try and compare.
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