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Old 11-29-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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I've really been enjoying simple recipes lately. I've never much cared for the carmel-bomb, super sweet type IPA's, thus I avoid crystal malts when brewing IIPAs. This should put me around 6 srm. I'm going to mash a little high for some body/balance (154-155). I'm shooting for an SG around 84. Do you guys think this grain bill and the aforementioned mash temp will produce a relativley nice balanced IIPA? I'm shooting for 100 ibus; I haven't quite decided on a final hop schedule, hence the lack of one below. Thoughts?


3 lbs Special Aromatic Malt (5L)
14 lbs 2 row

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Old 11-29-2009, 11:13 PM   #2
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looks lke a lot of aromatic to me... lots of IPAs use vienna or munich, and I've had some success with special B- similar to Arrogant Bastard..

personally, i like my IPAs and especially IIPAs dry as hell. i've started mashing 150-151 and i'll throw in a half pound or pound of dextrose too, just to make sure it finishes nice and dry. thats just me though..

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Old 11-29-2009, 11:37 PM   #3
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Keep in mind, it is MFB Special Aromatic and is only 5L, unlike other aromatic malts which are like 17-25L.

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Old 11-30-2009, 12:43 AM   #4
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at 155 and 85 sg you will have a very high FG. which is gonna be sweet, which you mentioned you dislike.

go for 150-152

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Old 11-30-2009, 12:54 AM   #5
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I'm shooting for an FG of like 16.

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