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Old 02-11-2009, 05:59 AM   #1
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started with a sierra nevada ipa clone and after tweaking, this is what i have.......

10lbs pale malt (2 row)
10 oz cara-pils
10 oz crystal 40
8 oz amber malt
.4 oz nugget (60)
.4 oz simcoe (60)
.6 oz pearle (60)
.9 oz cascade (30)
4 oz cascade after boil for 10 min
.25 oz simcoe (dry)
.5 oz cascade (dry)

mash at 154 for 60 min.

beersmith gives this
OG - 1.059
8 SRM
66.8 IBU

my questions:
- the base recipe is for a 60 min boil and i've been told to always boil AG worts for 90 min, should i adjust the hop additions?
- the base recipe says to sparge at 190 deg and beersmith says 168, which would be better?
- WLP 1, 8 or 51?

this will be our second AG batch and we are brewing it for a competition. (just to get some educated feedback) any and all help is much appreciated!!!

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Old 02-11-2009, 02:05 PM   #2
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- the base recipe says to sparge at 190 deg and beersmith says 168, which would be better?
Kinda both

have your sparge water arounf 190 and it should bring your grain bed up to ~168.

your hop schedule is a lot more complex than anything I've done -- I like the KISS approach for IPAs....
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:11 PM   #3
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have your sparge water arounf 190 and it should bring your grain bed up to ~168.
makes so much sense! not sure how i missed it originally. can beersmith calculate different sparge temps and volumes for a fly sparge? is there another way to calculate?
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Looks like a good recipe. I would personally add another pound of 2-row just to get the OG up a bit and the ABV over 6%. I just like my IPAs to be between 6-6.5 ABV without being too dry.

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I agree with adding 1-2 more pounds of 2 row.

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Old 02-13-2009, 07:13 AM   #6
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i added 2lbs. brought the estimated OG up to 1.069. just got our keggle set up so i bumped it up to a 10gal batch. we're gonna split the it and probably pitch wlp 001 and 008.

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If it were me I think I'd mash lower, 150 - 152F, I like my IPA's a little dryer.

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