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Old 06-27-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default hop help, can't decide what to use in pale ale

I'm making a pale ale for my wife's family, a summer beer that should be a less bitter Sierra Nevada-ish

10 lbs Maris Otter
1 lb Crystal 60L
.25 carapils
.25 Gambrinus Honey Malt

too late to criticize/help the grain bill - it's mashing at 152 right now...

I have about 2 oz each of Simcoe, Amarillo, Kent Goldings, Magnum, and Centennial

anyone with a grand idea of a hop schedule?


thanks!

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Old 06-27-2009, 01:05 PM   #2
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Sure! Howsabouts 1 ounce of the Amarillo for bittering at 60, 1 ounce of the Kent for flavor at 20, and another ounce of the Kent for aroma at 5 minutes?

I like Kent . . .

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I was thinking 0.5-0.75 Magnum at 60, spread the Amarillo out over 30,20,10, and 5. Somewhere in the 30-40 IBU range...but I don't know you equipment specs or the AA of your hops and can't get any closer than that.

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what Are the AAs on the hops? That will depend on the amounts, also what are you predicting to be your OG(what is your efficiency)?

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I just did a pale ale and used 1oz of centinnial at 60 min for bittering, then did .5 oz of amarillo at 30, then 1/4 oz of amarillo at 15, another 1/4 oz at 5 min of amarillo. Turned out to be the best pale ale I've made to date!

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simcoe and amarillo!

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Dry hop with the Kent and Centennial, flavor with the Centennial.

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here is what I just did with my Pale...

.5oz Centennial FWH
.75oz Centennial @ 60
1oz EKG @ 15
.5oz EKG @ 5

Then I dry hopped it for 10 days with .75oz Centennial & .25oz EKG. I wanted to do half and half, but didn't have enough EKG's. Very tasty when I bottled it the other night,

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I was thinking 0.5-0.75 Magnum at 60, spread the Amarillo out over 30,20,10, and 5. Somewhere in the 30-40 IBU range...but I don't know you equipment specs or the AA of your hops and can't get any closer than that.
That's exactly what I would suggest! Your grain bill plus this hop sched. would make a tasty APA!
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A lot of good advice already, but I'll throw in my 2 cents. I recently had an all Simcoe pale that was absolutely fantastic so I might try something like:

Magnum @ 60 (watch your AA's obviously)
Simcoe @ 20/10/flameout (I would dry hop as well)

Centennial/Amarillo would also be a great choice for aroma/flavor. I just like using Magnum for bittering so you don't have to use much.

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