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Old 04-01-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Thinking about a CDA for a local competition

I have a local homebrew competition coming up in June and was thinking about trying a CDA/Black IPA for it. I most curious to know if my hop selection will pan out well together, but open to advice anywhere within. Thanks

Title: Dark Skies CDA
Author: Jeff Nelson

Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: Specialty Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.062
Final Gravity: 1.017
ABV (standard): 5.86%
IBU (tinseth): 73.52
SRM (morey): 35.06

FERMENTABLES:
11 lb - American - Pale 2-Row (88%)
0.75 lb - German - Carafa III (6%)
0.5 lb - American - Caramel / Crystal 80L (4%)
0.25 lb - American - Chocolate (2%)

HOPS:
0.75 oz - Summit for 60 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil (AA 18.5, IBU: 49.93)
1 oz - Citra for 15 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil (AA 11, IBU: 19.64)
0.5 oz - Citra for 5 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Aroma (AA 11, IBU: 3.95)
1 oz - Citra for 7 days, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Dry Hop (AA 11)
1 oz - Cascade for 7 days, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Dry Hop (AA 7)

YEAST:
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
Starter: No
Form: Dry
Attenuation (avg): 72%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Temp: 59 - 75 F
Fermentation Temp: 75 F
Pitch Rate: 0.5 (M cells / ml / deg P)

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2013 Previous: Sunrise Honey Rye Pale Ale, Yooper's Oatmeal Stout, Dark Skies Black IPA, Sunset Orange Kolsch, All Hallow's Eve Pumpkin Ale, Maple Vanilla Brown Ale, Raining Hops and Dogs IPA

Awards/Recognition
Dark Skies Black IPA - 2nd Place at a local comp. Score of 39 from a BJCP judge

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Those interested I started this over in the Beginner's forum as well, so any recommendations can be added to that thread.

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Bottled: All Hallow's Eve Pumpkin Ale
Kegs: Sunset Orange Kolsch Redux and Starry Night Vanilla Bourbon Porter
Future: ???
2013 Previous: Sunrise Honey Rye Pale Ale, Yooper's Oatmeal Stout, Dark Skies Black IPA, Sunset Orange Kolsch, All Hallow's Eve Pumpkin Ale, Maple Vanilla Brown Ale, Raining Hops and Dogs IPA

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Dark Skies Black IPA - 2nd Place at a local comp. Score of 39 from a BJCP judge

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