I will be re-brewing my El Dictador sometime this year, and figured it'd be fun to pair it off with another award winning brew so I'm going to take Saq's Hopinator IIPA and brew it with the hops I have on hand. I decided to go with the HBT award winning Hopinator batch #3 grist, and up the crystal 40 just a wee bit in place of the carapils. It works out to 3% crystal which is perfect for a IIPA grist IMO.
Grist, target OG 1.088 - 1.094, for 10 gallons:
28# Pale Malt (85%)
4# Melanoiden Malt (12%)
1# Crystal 40L (3%)
Mash 151*F 60 (yeast is less attenuative than the yeast saq used in his original)
1oz Chinook, FWH (90 min)
1oz Warrior, FWH (90 min)
1oz Summit, FWH (90 min)
2oz Columbus, 90 min
1oz Simcoe, 90 min
2oz Simcoe (Whirlpool steep 15 min **)
2oz Summit (Whirlpool steep 15 min)
2oz Citra (Whirlpool steep 15 min)
4oz Simcoe (Dry Hop 14 days)
2oz Summit (Dry Hop 14 days)
2oz Citra (Dry Hop 14 days)
Wyeast 1028 (London Ale), 2L starter from stir plate, 21 days @65*F in one fermenter
Wyeast 1272 (American Ale II), yeast cake, 21 days @65*F, int second fermenter.
Dry hop in primary three days before racking to keg. Condition three weeks at 42*F before tapping.
** Whirlpool steep: chilled to 170*F at flameout and added the hops, stirring vigorously to form a whirlpool. Let settle/steep for 15 minutes before resumed chilling and running off to fermenters.