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Old 10-13-2008, 12:38 AM   #1
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Default Tweaking IPA recipe, advice? critiques?

I'm tweaking my IPA recipe to get rid of my leftover cascades as the new stuff is on the way. I have a couple points I'd like advice on. As always, any comments/critiques are welcome.

1) Should I not use the 2lbs munich and add 2lbs more 2-row? My original recipe doen't have munich (see my recipe pull-down)

2) Should I save either the 5 or 10 minute cascade addition for a dry hop instead? I was originally thinking of dry hopping in a mesh ball in the keg, but I may bottle,

Cascade Tornado
American IPA

Type: All Grain
Date: 10/18/2008
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Brewer: Hagen
Boil Size: 7.20 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (5 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 85.00
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
9 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 75.00 %
2 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 16.67 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 4.17 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 4.17 %
1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [12.20 %] (60 min) Hops 37.1 IBU
0.50 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [12.20 %] (30 min) Hops 14.2 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [7.40 %] (20 min) Hops 12.3 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [7.40 %] (10 min) Hops 7.3 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [7.40 %] (5 min) Hops 4.0 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [7.40 %] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs SafAle American Ale (DCL Yeast #SA-05) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.067 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.067 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.73 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 7.18 %
Bitterness: 74.9 IBU Calories: 300 cal/pint
Est Color: 9.2 SRM Color: Color


Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out Total Grain Weight: 12.00 lb
Sparge Water: 5.14 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 15.00 qt of water at 169.1 F 154.0 F



Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.5
Pressure/Weight: 14.9 PSI Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 45.0 F Age for: 14.0 days
Storage Temperature: 45.0 F

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Old 10-15-2008, 01:19 AM   #2
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You mean to tell me that none of you opinionated F'ers have an opinion on this???

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You mean to tell me that none of you opinionated F'ers have an opinion on this???
ok, ok, I'd drink it!
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Seriously, I like Munich in an IPA, or an APA. You don't have much there, but the malt backbone is pretty important in an IPA. I like the hopping schedule you have. I'm not so sure the 1 ounce at 20 minutes is crucial- maybe move it to 15 minutes or less, or use it for dry hopping if that's all the cascade you have. I think a an IPA like that, with a strong bitterness in the background, needs dryhopping for that flavor and aroma you just can't get anywhere else.

There. Happy now?

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Delighted!!! Thanks!

I knew I probably wanted to knock out one of those hop additions for a dry hop. I'll knock out the 20min and use that. It'll knock the IBU down to around 62, but not a biggie to me. I also might sub out 2 more lbs of the 2-row for munich.

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I think the recipe looks good. The 2# of Munich and 1# of crystal malts are more of a personaly choice. Some like their IPAs maltier/more balanced than others.

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Bumped for Greenbirds...

I saved the 20 minute addition for a dryhop when I rack to the carboy. I left the grainbill as originally posted.

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I would use less crystal malt. If you want the hops to come through I wouldn't use more then 5% of the grain bill for crystal.

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also you could first hop an ounce of cascade instead of the 20min addition and then also dry hop it. Depends how much you like hops. Cascade is a nice dry hopper I think.

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