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Old 05-13-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default Simcoe Blast IPA Recipe

This is my first non "kit" brew. I tweaked another recipe I found somewhere. I'll be happy to read any comments or suggestions.

I'll touch base with results when complete.


Type: Extract
Batch Size: 5 gal
Boil: 3 gal
Total Grain/Extract: 10.25lbs
Dextrose Priming Sugar
Yeast: Liquid California Ale WLP001

1 lb Crystal Malt 45
.25 German Munich
9 lb LME

60: 1.5 oz Simcoe
15: 1 oz Simcoe
FO: 1 oz Simcoe
Dry Hop: 1 oz Simcoe

Irish Moss

Going for about 75 IBU.



Question: I'll have an extra .5 oz of Simcoe laying around. Who is in favor of dumping it in @ 30 min? Who is in favor of keeping it for another batch?

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Old 05-13-2009, 11:22 PM   #2
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Wow, that's a butt load of Simcoe!

You could keep the 1oz of dryhop out of the batch and then make a simcoe pale ale with the remaining 1.5 oz. I'd probably spread the additions out evenly (.5 oz each) at 20, 15, 10, 5, 0.

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My .02 is to break up that 15 min. addition in half and add the other half at 10 minutes. I would also add that extra .5 oz at 5 min as well. If that makes your IBUs too high, I would lower your 60 min addition to 1oz and maybe add the difference at the Dryhop. I have an IPA that has medaled twice using Simcoe at 15, 10, & 5 minutes and it has a very smooth hop flavor.

Simcoe is a terrific flavor and aroma hop and I think your current recipe will turn out great. Good Luck!

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Old 05-15-2009, 02:14 AM   #4
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Is Simcoe the one that tastes like grapefruit? It's hard learning which hops I like!!!!

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Old 05-15-2009, 02:20 AM   #5
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Is Simcoe the one that tastes like grapefruit? It's hard learning which hops I like!!!!
great resource here.

ProBrewer.com: Hop Data
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:48 AM   #6
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In terms of taste or smell, you ought to probably taste/smell an IPA that features only one type of hop so you can "get to know it" without other hop varieties interfering.

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I'd move some of the 60' addition to 30' to get more hop flavor. Simcoe to me tastes like a citrus fruit salad served on a freshly cut pine board.

You don't need a flameout and a dry hop addition IMO, depends on what you want. The aroma will be grassier from dry hop, whereas the flameout will be more rounded.

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Old 05-16-2009, 02:08 AM   #8
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Sunday is the day.

Considering one of the following, just to mellow it out:

#1, FOR ~ 65 IBUs

1 oz @ 60
.5 oz @ 30
.5 oz @ 15
with .5 Dry Hop



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#2, FOR ~ 59 IBUs


1 oz @ 60
1 oz @ 15
.5 @ 1
with .5 Dry Hop


Thoughts?

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Old 05-22-2009, 02:49 PM   #9
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So. I pitched the yeast. 72 hours later and it was stagnant. I repitched new yeast and now it is going.

Will update later.

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So which hop schedule did you go? 1 or 2?

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