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enderhay 05-01-2011 06:14 AM

Need help with hop schedule.
I would like any advice on my hop schedule. Any impute will be appreciated.
Here is the recipe i am working on. Its a Dark IPA what do you think.

Amount Item Type % or IBU
22.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 83.02 %
2.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 7.55 %
1.50 lb Carafa III (525.0 SRM) Grain 5.66 %
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 1.89 %
0.50 lb Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain 1.89 %
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (75 min) Hops 16.5 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -
2.00 oz SUMMIT [18.00 %] (60 min) Hops 56.7 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (15 min) Hops 7.8 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (15 min) Hops 6.6 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (0 min) Hops -
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (0 min) Hops -
1 Pkgs London Ale III (Wyeast Labs #1318) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.070 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.070 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.015 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.82 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 7.19 %
Bitterness: 87.7 IBU Calories: 317 cal/pint
Est Color: 39.2 SRM

enderhay 05-01-2011 06:44 AM

10 gallon batch

Apoxbrew 05-01-2011 02:37 PM

seems okay. there's kind of a couple arguments about hop additions. some say just the early and late additions are necessary and that there's no need for a middle addition. others disagree. i think in the end it comes down to personal preference. assuming you've hit the ibu's you want, i think you're good with this schedule. then just see how it turns out.

if it were me (personal preference here) i'd move the 15min hops to 20min and then i'd bump up the dryhop bill and maybe even lose (move) the flameout addition to a dryhop addition. both are going to provide aroma and i've had great success with achieving that aroma through dryhoping.

again though, i think most of this hopping schedule stuff boils down to personal preference.

enderhay 05-01-2011 02:44 PM

Maybe 2oz of cascade dry hoped in addition to the 2oz at flame out? i want a lot of aroma. Would that be over kill?

Apoxbrew 05-01-2011 02:54 PM

i'm certainly the wrong guy to ask. LOL. wait until someone with more moderate tastes responds because in my opinion, there's no such thing as too much hops (at any point in the process).

i just did an imperial ipa that had 5.25oz of hops just for dryhoping. (13.75oz total)

enderhay 05-01-2011 03:04 PM

I will go with it! Thanks for your help.

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