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Old 05-15-2012, 07:36 PM   #11
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How's this look? I'm thinking I may need to add another hop addition.
Due to the lovely summer heat, I'm thinking of trying this as only 2.5 gallons (also have a 2.5 gallon mini keg). If I like it, I'll do 5 gallons when the fall comes.
I have 'Light' in the name because while I'm not looking for a low gravity beer, I'm wanting to keep this at 8% or below so I may need to tweak this a bit more.

Simcoe Infusion Light DIPA
Imperial IPA

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (G): 2.5
Total Grain (lb): 8.000
Total Hops (oz): 3.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.082 (°P): 19.8
Final Gravity (FG): 1.021 (°P): 5.3
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 8.06 %
Colour (SRM): 15.4 (EBC): 30.3
Bitterness (IBU): 74.3 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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6.000 lb American 2-Row (75%)
1.000 lb Crystal 60 (12.5%)
1.000 lb Maris Otter Malt (12.5%)

Hop Bill
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0.50 oz Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet (7.8% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet (7.8% Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop) (0.2 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop) (0.2 oz/Gal)

Misc Bill
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Single step Infusion at 153°F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 68°F with Wyeast 1056 - American Ale


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Old 05-15-2012, 08:11 PM   #12
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I'd suggest conserving your Simcoe and using Cascade only for bittering and move the unused Simcoe to the dry hop.

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:04 PM   #13
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i'd suggest conserving your simcoe and using cascade only for bittering and move the unused simcoe to the dry hop.

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #14
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I appreciate all the great ideas. I'll take into consideration moving some hops around as I get close to the boil. I doubt I'd see much of a difference in bittering anyway.
Likely can't do this for another week or two but when it's over, I'll post and toast!

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Old 05-16-2012, 04:30 AM   #15
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How's this look? I'm thinking I may need to add another hop addition.
Due to the lovely summer heat, I'm thinking of trying this as only 2.5 gallons (also have a 2.5 gallon mini keg). If I like it, I'll do 5 gallons when the fall comes.
I have 'Light' in the name because while I'm not looking for a low gravity beer, I'm wanting to keep this at 8% or below so I may need to tweak this a bit more.

Simcoe Infusion Light DIPA
Imperial IPA

Recipe Specs
----------------
Batch Size (G): 2.5
Total Grain (lb): 8.000
Total Hops (oz): 3.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.082 (°P): 19.8
Final Gravity (FG): 1.021 (°P): 5.3
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 8.06 %
Colour (SRM): 15.4 (EBC): 30.3
Bitterness (IBU): 74.3 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
----------------
6.000 lb American 2-Row (75%)
1.000 lb Crystal 60 (12.5%)
1.000 lb Maris Otter Malt (12.5%)

Hop Bill
----------------
0.50 oz Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet (7.8% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet (7.8% Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop) (0.2 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop) (0.2 oz/Gal)

Misc Bill
----------------

Single step Infusion at 153°F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 68°F with Wyeast 1056 - American Ale


Recipe Generated with BrewMate
IMHO Thats WAY too much c-60 for a 2.5 gallon batch. I'd recommend cutting it down to like 4 oz. and switch that MO to munich. If you really want to use the simcoe in bittering that is fine, they are great for that but most people treasure them for their aroma and flavor too much to use them like that.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:06 PM   #16
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IMHO Thats WAY too much c-60 for a 2.5 gallon batch. I'd recommend cutting it down to like 4 oz. and switch that MO to munich. If you really want to use the simcoe in bittering that is fine, they are great for that but most people treasure them for their aroma and flavor too much to use them like that.
+1. That's a fairly flavorful crystal malt. I probably wouldn't put more than 8 ounces of 40L in an IPA myself (5 gallons).

I think 4 ounces of 60L would be plenty. There is always another batch to try if you don't think it's enough this time. 60L starts to get some interesting flavors. Each of the levels of Crystal malt has some uniqueness, especially the darker you go.
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This is one of the things that may be reciprocating the supposed shortage of Simcoe. It's like the shortage leads to higher demand, as people who don't even need/want simcoe buy it to hoard it. Just annoying to me.
I make an effort not to develop a taste for unobtanium. I did the same thing with pipe tobacco, I wouldn't sample a hard-to-get or discontinued blend just in case I fell in love with it and had to suffer not having it. I'd rather not know what I'm missing and be content with bulk cascade and chinook on the cheap. But that's just me.
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Midwest still has Simcoe for sale and it's been in stock for the last 3 weeks. AHS has the leaf in stock and Northern Brewer has a limit of 8 oz per order now however, my LHBS hasn't had any since late last year so I guess they hoard these.
I'm still trying to learn my way thru what a DIPA really is or consists of in this recipe. If it's got good aroma and nice and hoppy, I'll drink it.
Thanks again for all the great tips.

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Old 05-16-2012, 10:06 PM   #19
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Agree with the post on too much crystal 60 for that size batch. I don't know how the numbers would work but what about a 1.0 oz Simcoe first wort hop (drop the 60 and 15 minute). Place the hop utilization at 20 min for the first wort to calculate bitterness and you might have enough without the 60 min at all. This would give off a bunch more flavor and some aroma.

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Old 05-16-2012, 10:21 PM   #20
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This is about a half pound of c-40 in a 2.5 gal batch.

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