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Old 01-31-2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, just made an Imperial IPA using some hops I had leftover from last year.
Here's the recipe I used:

13 lb Two row
1 lb British Crystal 1
8 oz Cara Pils
4 oz Red Wheat
1 lb corn sugar

OG came out to about 1.090 for 5 gallons.

My hop schedule was:

.75 oz warrior 60 min
.5 oz simcoe 60 min
1 oz warrior 10 min
1 oz simcoe 10 min
2 oz mittlefrue 5 min

I pitched two US-05 packets into the primary for a quick 62*F healthy fermentation! (see attached picture)

After the primary fermentation I plan on racking to the secondary with 4 oz Centennial hops for about one week. Followed by dry hopping again in the keg with 1 oz tetthang.

How does this hop plan look? I'm fairly new to determining what hops are best for what and was hoping for a little noble hop kick to my IPA.

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
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EDIT: Never mind--confused

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I have used it in another recipe by itself and enjoyed it quite a bit. I guess I'll see how this turns out.. Hopefully drinkable

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