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Old 08-22-2012, 01:05 AM   #1
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So this one kind of just popped in my head. I am brewing this to be ready in October when I go visit my brother and sister in law. My brother is in an ipa kick, and I always love them, so I wrote down a quick recipe and bought the ingredients, sans the hops since they were out. But, I found the good stuff online. Please let me know what you think and if another crystal would help, or just sweeten it up too much.
This is a 2.5 gallon batch btw.

Fermentables:
4 lbs breiss pilsen light
8 oz American crystal 40L
8 oz dextrose
Hops:
Centennial .5 oz - 60min
Centennial .25 oz - 15 min
Amarillo .25 oz - 15 min
Citra .25 oz- 15 min
Simcoe .25- 15 min
Centennial .25 oz - 5 min
Amarillo .25 oz - 5 min
Citra .25 oz- 5 min
Simcoe .25- 5 min
Amarillo .5 oz - dry hop
Citra .5 oz- dry hop
Simcoe .5- dry hop

Est. OG 1.086 est FG 1.021- 8.5% abv.

I'm not sure of the ibu's. Beer calculus taking too long with new software on my phone, and BrewR doesn't have some specific hops. Not allowed on beer sites at work, and I just moved so no internet yet. But how does it look? I just figured cutting the hops in half from a regular ipa/iipa. I want this citrusy, grapefruity, with a little floral and pine. I might have gone over board with the hops, but what the heck, its beer, and I love it. There is slways time to brew more. Hooray beer!

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Looks good, but I wouldn't use anymore crystal. I usually use a half # in 5 gallons. So, I would probably only use 4 oz in a 2.5 batch. Just me, I'm sure it will still be good either way.

Also, if you could dry hope with a little more of each, I think you would get more aroma. Do you have the other half of that centennial? A couple oz is probably what I would do for that size batch. If you don't have more, I'm sure it will still be tasty! Let me know how that combo of hops turns out, it has my mouth watering.

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Well, I think that you meant "oz" not "lbs"
Did you brew this from the couch on your porch?

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:20 AM   #3
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Looks good, but I wouldn't use anymore crystal. I usually use a half # in 5 gallons. So, I would probably only use 4 oz in a 2.5 batch. Just me, I'm sure it will still be good either way.

Also, if you could dry hope with a little more of each, I think you would get more aroma. Do you have the other half of that centennial? A couple oz is probably what I would do for that size batch. If you don't have more, I'm sure it will still be tasty! Let me know how that combo of hops turns out, it has my mouth watering.
Yup, you're right, .5 oz dry hops for the citra, amarillo, and simcoe. The centennial an oz total going in the start of the boil, 15 and 5 min. I could get more of that, but figure 1.5 oz dry hop for this size should be good. Ah what the heck do I know I'm still a newb and this is my 4th beer. Btw yeast is safale-05.

I'LL def let everyone knows how it goes in this thread. Probably being this weekend.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #4
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Looking at a few recipes with simcoe, citra, and amarillo, it looks like citra can be better at later hop additions. So I was thinknig about moving the 15min to 5 mins, and the last .25oz at 1 minute, leaving everything else where it is. Sound good?

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I would have at least 2 ounces dry hopping in a IIPA. The hops should really be running the show. I don't think you're going to get a lot of bitterness. You only have 4 ounces of hops total. I would consider bumping up your bittering addition.

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Wow, you're not allowed on beer sites at work? Your employer's a dick.

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I would have at least 2 ounces dry hopping in a IIPA. The hops should really be running the show. I don't think you're going to get a lot of bitterness. You only have 4 ounces of hops total. I would consider bumping up your bittering addition.
Even for a 2.5 gallon batch?? Just checking. That would be about 8 ounces for a 5 gallon batch.

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Wow, you're not allowed on beer sites at work? Your employer's a dick.
Thank goodness HBT works, but Hopville for the beer calculus and beer advocate, along with other sites/ supplies are resitricted for "Beer/ Tabacco".

Same thing with Weapon/ Firearms sites, they just made that switch a few months ago. Good thing for my evo
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Even for a 2.5 gallon batch??
I missed that. All my suggestions were with respect to 5 gallons.
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I missed that. All my suggestions were with respect to 5 gallons.
All good man. Brewing now. Went to my new lhbs, great store and the owner was very nice. He was brewing as I walked in, and he asked if I wanted a beer! Anyways, they had citra and simcoe, so I picked more of that up for kicks. And got some centennial. These hops smell amazing! Someone should make a candle scent 'hops' lol.

Also I needed ice so I went to beer cigar store right by me, and of course I walk out with a beer. The owners have 100 craft beers, and are expanding to 200! Theyasked for my recommendations, and I told then of a few they should look into, but they had all the good stuff. I'm loving my new area in NH.
A pretty good Sunday.

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All good man. Brewing now. Went to my new lhbs, great store and the owner was very nice. He was brewing as I walked in, and he asked if I wanted a beer! Anyways, they had citra and simcoe, so I picked more of that up for kicks. And got some centennial. These hops smell amazing! Someone should make a candle scent 'hops' lol.

Also I needed ice so I went to beer cigar store right by me, and of course I walk out with a beer. The owners have 100 craft beers, and are expanding to 200! Theyasked for my recommendations, and I told then of a few they should look into, but they had all the good stuff. I'm loving my new area in NH.
A pretty good Sunday.

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Sounds like your beer world is pretty damn good!

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