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Old 09-24-2009, 06:54 AM   #1
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Default All-Grain - tell me what you think of my imperial ipa

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: coopers dry ale
Yeast Starter: no
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: red star
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.145
Final Gravity: 1.08
IBU: 525.3
Boiling Time (Minutes): 125
Color: dark brown
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 4 @ 78
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10 @ 78
Tasting Notes: strong and bitter




2 lbs Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 8.33 %
15 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 62.50 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 4.17 %
1 lbs Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 4.17 %
1.00 oz Sterling [7.50 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -
3.25 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (100 min) Hops 98.3 IBU
8.00 oz Zeus [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 241.4 IBU
8.00 oz Zeus [14.00 %] (30 min) Hops 185.5 IBU
3.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -
3 lbs Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 12.50 %
1 lbs Candi Sugar, Clear (0.5 SRM) Sugar 4.17 %
1 lbs Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM) Sugar 4.17 %




tell me what you think of my newest brew, had my first bottle tonight, a lot smoother then I thought it would be, actually very enjoyable, I call it dark knight

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Old 09-24-2009, 02:40 PM   #2
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Sounds Interesting! Thats some serious gravity.

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Old 09-24-2009, 03:57 PM   #3
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Looks great to me, though the fermentation time looks suspect, I would leave a beast like that on the yeast for a month. In any case I imagine after some age and dry hopping (after the aging) it would be really nice. Quite dark with the crystal and special B, but nice.

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Old 09-25-2009, 04:37 AM   #4
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damn, that sounds intense. you got a picture of it that we can see?

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From 1.145 to 1.008? What planet did the yeast come from?

I'd add some orange juice.

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Old 09-25-2009, 07:12 AM   #6
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From 1.145 to 1.008? What planet did the yeast come from?

I'd add some orange juice.
coopers for the first week and then 2 packs of good old red star Champagne yeast for the last 2 weeks, no pics of the brewing but i can take one of the finished product
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:30 PM   #7
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Please do.

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Old 09-27-2009, 09:41 PM   #8
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here is a pic of it
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:42 PM   #9
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tell me what you think

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Old 09-28-2009, 03:23 AM   #10
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that link doesn't work for me.

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