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Old 11-17-2009, 08:35 AM   #1
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Here's the next batch I'm doing on Thursday just wanted to do some final tweakage to it and see if my hop schedule is in line with what folks think.

9 1/2lbs Light Malt
1lb Table Sugar
.5 Crystal 40L
.5 Caramunich 1

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1oz each Simcoe/Amarillo (60)
1oz each Simcoe/Amarillo @ 15,10,5 and Flameout


Or would I get more hop punch if I split up bittering hops to .5 each at 60 and took the left over to a 20 minute edition or split up any of the additions to .5 to spread it out of the course of the boil? Any ideas are welcome. Thanks!

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Old 11-17-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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Is that 9.5 lbs of light malt extract or grain? If it's grain, you don't have enough malt for a DIPA or to balance out your hops. I think it's fine to end-load your hop additions so there's a lot in the final 15 minutes (though you probably also want some dry hops). You just need to put this into a recipe calculator to get an IBU estimate and adjust your 60 minute addition to give you the IBUs you want.

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Old 11-17-2009, 02:35 PM   #3
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+1 Dry hop - I find my DIPA's need a dry hop to balance the bitterness. The flame out usually works better for me as the DH.

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Old 11-17-2009, 02:41 PM   #4
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*WARNING BEER SNOB ALERT*

Why say DIPA when it is a IIPA? Know what the Double means? SORRY!

I would way up the malt (unless you are talking extract) and I would add a dry hop and another oz of maybe glacier towards flame out. I wouldn't take from the 60 minute additions.

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That's pretty light on the IBU factor, for a DIPA. Beer Smith puts it at mid 50's. I would add at least another ounce of one, if not both of those bittering hops.

Also, don't forget about dry hopping. That's what takes the DIPA to another level.

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Old 11-17-2009, 04:06 PM   #6
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Yeah, I'm doing 2 oz at 60 for the bittering. I do have some cascade coming with it for dry hopping. About 6ozs or so so I could add an Oz of cascade with the 60 minute addition. I had an IBU Calculator tell me this would come in at 145 IBU's, was I wrong? Also the 9.3 is LME.

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Old 11-17-2009, 04:10 PM   #7
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*WARNING BEER SNOB ALERT*

Why say DIPA when it is a IIPA? Know what the Double means? SORRY!


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Cheezydemon, you seem to have forgotten the part where you explain the difference between DIPA and IIPA, to the less knowledgeable brewers such as myself. . .
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:13 PM   #8
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Cheezydemon, you seem to have forgotten the part where you explain the difference between DIPA and IIPA, to the less knowledgeable brewers such as myself. . .
Sorry! wanted to give him a chance.

The double refers to the two "I"s

Imperial India Pale Ale.

When speaking, "double IPA" comes out a little smoother.

When written (or typed) DIPA makes no sense. It is the same number of letters.

A DIPA is something to catch poop for a baby.

An IIPA is a thing of beaty.
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Lmao!!!!!!

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Ahhh I see - thanks for that, and for the chuckle, I needed that in the middle of my tuesday.

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