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Old 01-12-2009, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default IPA kit I bought from Midwest supply. Hop schedule advice?!

Ok I have bought this kit because it has all the ingredients I was going to use in my other recipe I came up with.

I want some help figuring out hop schedule and IBU.
2.5 gallon boil

9.3 Light LME
12 oz. Crystal 60L
8 oz. Victory Malt

Hops,
1 oz Chinook 60 min. 12AA%
.5oz Cascade 45 min. 6.6 AA%
.5oz Centennial 30 min. 10.5AA%
.5oz Cascade 20min. 6.6AA%
.5oz Centennial 10min. 10.5AA%
1 oz Crystal 5 min. 3.5AA%

2 oz Cascade leaf hops for Dry Hopping.

I calculated 91 on tastybrew.com. Is this accurate? Can someone else figure it out and tell me If I am right.

Is there any thoughts on changing the hop schedule to make this recipe better?

Or anything I can do to this to make it better?

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Old 01-12-2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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Is there any thoughts on changing the hop schedule to make this recipe better?

Or anything I can do to this to make it better?

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Better how?
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:47 PM   #3
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I brewed kit that as it was, and it was fantastic. I didnt have the ability to weigh out my hops to get half ounces so for the earlier additions I made a point to add more than less so that those hops could have more time as a bittering agents.

I kegged this after about 3 weeks and I dont think it lasted much more than 2 weeks after that. I'd say brew it as it is!

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Old 01-12-2009, 03:02 PM   #4
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Its my first IPA. Not sure on how bitter it will be. Was wanting input on anyone that has done this kit or a recipe close to it.
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Its my first IPA. Not sure on how bitter it will be. Was wanting input on anyone that has done this kit or a recipe close to it.
It's a solid looking recipe as is....I'd brew it like that.

Do you like IPAs?
What kinda flavor profile do you want?
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You could FWH it with the late addition Centennilal and Crystal...

That will add a little complexity.

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You could FWH it with the late addition Centennilal and Crystal...

That will add a little complexity.
FWH an extract brew...what would you do, steep some hops in a bit of extract and water @ 150 or so for 20m or such before boiling?
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Is the recipe you have listed YOUR recipe or is it the one that came with the kit? What is the difference between the two recipes?

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Is the recipe you have listed YOUR recipe or is it the one that came with the kit? What is the difference between the two recipes?
It came with the kit. The differance is the hops. I was going to originally use
1.5 centennial for 60
1 chinook 20
1 cascade 10
1 simcoe steep at flame out.
That recipe came in at 78 on tastybrew.

I like this recipe more. I have had an IPA from a microbrew here in PA. It is called Weyerbachers Hops Infusion. I do not know the IBU but I do know they use 7 different hops. The use simcoe,magnum,cascade,liberty,saaz,fuggle and EKent goldings. I liked this beer but This is what I am basing my taste on. I would think with this amount of hops there IBU would be in the 100 range +?
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FWH an extract brew...what would you do, steep some hops in a bit of extract and water @ 150 or so for 20m or such before boiling?
Woops... disregarded the fact that it is extract.

Maybe FWHing cannot be done if you brew extract? I dont know how you would do it. Since you dont really have any "first wort".
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