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Old 03-01-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Midwest's Hop Head Double IPA

Hello,

I ordered 2x the Hop Head Double IPA kit w/ WL001 from Midwest Supplies at Hop Head Double IPA w/Munton's 6 gm dry yeast :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies
It comes with:
9.3lbs Gold (light) LME
4oz Aromatic (for steeping 30min 155-F)
12oz Caramel 60L (for steeping 30min 155-F)
8oz Victory (for steeping 30min 155-F)
1oz chinook (60min)
0.5oz cascade (45min)
0.5oz centennial (30min)
0.5oz cascade (20min)
0.5oz centennial (10min)
1oz crystal (5min)
dryhop 2oz whole leaf (probably cascade)

With Tastybrew recipe calculator it says 6.3% ABV; BeerSmith says 6.9% ABV; and Brewmasters Warehouse's Brew Builder says 7.9% ABV.

The kits says Double IPA, but if it is 6.3% ABV I'd consider that a more standard IPA. Which calculator is right? This will be my 2nd ever brew, but first in 3 years so I'm not sure what to trust.

With the second kit of this I was planning on using Warrior, Amarillo, & Simcoe hops instead of the included for a more DogFish 60-90ish IPA taste.
I don't know if I should use the same hop schedule as the first brew with these other hops?

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Old 03-01-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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With Tastybrew recipe calculator it says 6.3% ABV; BeerSmith says 6.9% ABV; and Brewmasters Warehouse's Brew Builder says 7.9% ABV.
What's your steeping efficiency? What's the final gravity?

According to the HBD recipator, with 40% steeping efficiency and 75% AA, this will be around 7.1% ABV. Depending on your process and how that yeast does, any of the numbers you posted are plausible.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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I did this same kit just 5 weeks ago. Came out awesome. I thought my FG was off to when I calculated. OG was 1.068 and the final was 1.014. I came up with 6.78% APV. (I used tastybrew.com) I just tasted one on Friday night. AWESOME. Maybe it would have been a little higher had I done a full boil. Not sure.

I would recommend using a different yeast. i used Safale US-05.

Enjoy

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Old 03-02-2009, 06:24 PM   #4
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Thanks! I ordered it with the White Labs California Ale 001 Yeast, but linked it to the dry since its the only one the shows the ingredients. I think I am going to add 1lb of extra light dry malt extract to each kit and then up the hops a hair so I get a 7.5-8% since I love my double American IPA's like Victory Hop Wallop & Dogfish Head 90min.

Does the basic recipe compare taste wise to any commercial American IPA's?

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Old 03-02-2009, 08:16 PM   #5
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The recipe doesn't get extreme as to %alcohol, but it is damn tasty. I have some in the secondary right now and it is the second time I have brewed this. Turns our great!!!

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Old 03-02-2009, 09:15 PM   #6
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I did one yesterday.
Can't wait to try it, I love double IPAs.

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I just brewed this yesterday (AG version actually). I tossed it on a US-05 cake from an APA and this morning the cover of the bucket fermenter was popped off. About an inch off the top of the bucket on one side and a near by carboy had krausen all over it. Can't wait to see what it during during the day today.

I'm looking forward to it as it is my first IPA -- double or otherwise.

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Thanks! I ordered it with the White Labs California Ale 001 Yeast, but linked it to the dry since its the only one the shows the ingredients. I think I am going to add 1lb of extra light dry malt extract to each kit and then up the hops a hair so I get a 7.5-8% since I love my double American IPA's like Victory Hop Wallop & Dogfish Head 90min.

Does the basic recipe compare taste wise to any commercial American IPA's?

cheers


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This was my first IPA. This past Saturday night I went to Ruby Tuesdays for dinner before the DISTURBED concert and I had a Dogfish head 90min. The Hophead I brewed had in my mind a better aroma and flavor. I will do this beer again. I also added 1 lbs. of light DME I had laying around and my gravity was where I posted. So give it a try and let us know how it turns out.
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Racked this into the secondary yesterday and dry hopped.

This beer smells GREAT!

I can't wait for this one.

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i just brewed this yesterday and will rack to secondary for dry hopping. How long did you guys leave in the secondary? im assuming a 14 day dry hooping and then to bottling? correct me if im wrong.

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