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Old 01-14-2008, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default Trying to Clone a Bridgeport IPA

My favorite IPA. Not overly bitter and a real "whoosh" of hop flavor at the end...almost a sweet hop flavor.

Anyway, I came across a supposed "Beer Captured" clone recipe and needed to modify a bit for my ingredients.

How does this look for hops ingredients and addition times? This is my first FWH attempt and I'm hopeful about the outcome.

Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.30 gal
Estimated OG: 1.058 SG
Estimated Color: 7.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 52.5 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 80 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Grains
10.50 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
0.75 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)

Hops
FWH
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (80 min) (FWH)
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.50%] (80 min) (FWH)

Bittering
0.75 oz Phoenix [12.00%] (45 min)

Aroma
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (1 min)
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (1 min)
0.50oz Mt. Hood [3.70%] (1 min)

Dryhop
1.00 oz Cascade [7.80%] (Dry Hop 3 days)

1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale

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Old 01-14-2008, 07:30 PM   #2
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Looks like a good recipe, let us know how it turns out, I love that beer too.

EDIT: I noticed you're doing a FWH, I've always wondered about trying that, have you done it in an IPA before?

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Old 01-14-2008, 07:43 PM   #3
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...EDIT: I noticed you're doing a FWH, I've always wondered about trying that, have you done it in an IPA before?
Nope. this will be the first time.

I'm cautiously excited about it.
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You know, I like drinking it, but do you guys smell an almost Carmexlike flavor when you drink and smell at the same time? I would like to know if that is hops/grain/or a combination of the two that gives it that distinctive smell.

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I always do FWH for my IPAs. IMO, it really brings out the hop aroma and makes an IPA an IPA! I'd never thought to do it on my own. Then I went to an all grain seminar shortly after I converted to AG and the person giving the seminar did it for a stout. Since then, I've always done them for IPAs.

Here's Palmer's take on it.

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I was just reading up on it, and I'm already doing an IPA this weekend, I figure I might split my East Kent Goldings up and do 0.5 oz for the FWH.

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Okay, here's a "final" tweak.

Going with FWH additions and aroma...that's it. No bittering, no flavor adds.

Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.30 gal
Estimated OG: 1.059 SG
Estimated Color: 7.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 52.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 80 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Grains
10.50 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)

Hops
First Wort Hopped
0.50 oz Phoenix [12.00%] (80 min) (First Wort HopHops)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (80 min) (First Wort Hop)Hops)
0.50 oz Williamette [5.20%] (80 min) (First Wort Hops)
0.50 oz Mt. Hood [3.70%] (80 min) (First Wort HopHops)

Aroma
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (1 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep)
0.50 oz Mt. Hood [3.70%] (1 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep)
0.50 oz Williamette [5.20%] (1 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep)

1.00 oz Cascade [7.80%] (Dry Hop 5 days)

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What do you think of this alteration?

Batch Size: 6 gal
Estimated OG: 1.057 SG
Estimated IBU: 33.9 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 80 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Grains
10.50 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)

Hops
First Wort Hopped
0.75 oz Warrior [13.2%] (80 min) (First Wort HopHops)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (80 min) (First Wort Hop)Hops)
0.50 oz Williamette [5.20%] (80 min) (First Wort Hops)
0.50 oz Mt. Hood [3.70%] (80 min) (First Wort HopHops)

Aroma

0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (1 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep)
0.50 oz Mt. Hood [3.70%] (1 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep)
0.50 oz Williamette [5.20%] (1 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep)

1.00 oz Cascade [7.80%] (Dry Hop 5 days)

Also can you look at my Instructions can tell me if this sounds right.

Heat 4 gallons of water to 165F, or hot enough to bring the mash to 153F, in a 8gal pot with a strainer bag. Put all grains into pot and Mash with the lid off at 153F for 80 minutes, then remove the bag with grains. Teabag the strainer bag with 4 gallons of water at 170F in a seperate pot.
Add sparged water to the pot to bring level up to 6 gallons. Bring wort to a rolling boil. Set cooking timer for 80 minutes then add First hop Schedule. After the 80 minutes top off with sparged water to 6 gallons then add Aroma Schedule boil of 1 minute and then remove from heat and speed cool pot to 70 degrees. Test OG to 1.057
Pour wort into primary and pitch 1 envelope Safale S-04.
Ferment in Primary at 60-65F, until FG reached @ 1.015, about 6-7 days. Add 1oz Cascade Pellets to secondary bottle and then rack mash to secondary and let it clear for another 5 days. Bottle as usual, with 5 oz of priming sugar.

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #9
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Hey Biermuncher. What ever happened with this Bridgeport IPA clone? Did your FWH with the bittering hop work well? How did this turn out?

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Old 09-23-2013, 12:46 AM   #10
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I would also like to know how this turned out Biermuncher.

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