Originally Posted by anthonyc9
That's what I thought at first, but it lists:
Keg on 5/11 and age for 30 days. Drink and enjoy on June 10
Originally Posted by Trox
That is Beersmiths default profiles. I believe you are supposed to actually input your own schedule profiles if you want. The only time I bothered with the fermentation scheduling profile was for my Wee Heavy just so as to have the bulk aging and bottling dates handy on the recipe sheet so i didn't have to keep figuring it out.
Exactly. YOU set up your fermentation profile and aging schedule. If you don't you'll get some sort of default.
You don't want to age a DIPA all that much, as the hops will fade fast and the beer will be past its peak before you even start to drink it.
Ferment the beer until it's done, and clear (or clearing). Add the dryhops, and 5-7 days later, keg it. Put it on the gas. If it needs a bit of aging, then age it a bit but don't go overboard. That's really about it- it's pretty simple!
I'm drinking my "Pliny the Toddler" beer right now. It's a lower OG than a DIPA, but it's extremely hoppy. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/pliny-toddler-466884/
I brewed it on 3/25. It was dryhopped for 5 days before kegging. It's good.