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dkm11b 07-31-2012 09:17 PM

odd hop schedule for an ipa?
 
hello, just getting back from the LHBS, and they guy there gave me an ingredient list for an ipa. it includes your standard 8.25lbs of lme, steeping grains, whirlfloc, priming sugar, etc. the hops are all simcoe, and the schedule is this
FWH-1 1/4oz
Flame out-3 3/4oz.....and thats it.
beer calculus says its at 54 ibus.
has anyone ever tried a hop schedule like this? did it come out well? any thoughts, comments, or suggestions are welcome.

duboman 07-31-2012 09:21 PM

I am a huge fan of first wort hopping, it will give a nice, mellow bitterness and still retain some aroma and the big flame out addition will give you huge flavor and aroma without the need to dry hop. I'd say it will be a great IPA!:tank:

dkm11b 07-31-2012 09:23 PM

so the crazy old guy at the LHBS wasn't so crazy then?

lifesjoys 07-31-2012 09:36 PM

Sometimes crazy is a good thing. ;-)

bigbeergeek 07-31-2012 09:38 PM

That's a fun looking recipe, and I would like to taste the resulting beer, but that sure isn't how I would personally use 5 oz simcoe in an IPA. Good luck, post results!

duboman 07-31-2012 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dkm11b (Post 4295670)
so the crazy old guy at the LHBS wasn't so crazy then?

Just when you think something is crazy you find out you made a great beer:tank:

TyTanium 07-31-2012 09:41 PM

Has the guy at the store ever brewed with that schedule?

I would be sorely tempted to reserve at least 2oz for dry hop.

bobbrews 07-31-2012 11:44 PM

There are really little to no rules as far as hop schedules go for IPAs. You have to find out what works for you. I personally think FWH additions are good for nothing in American IPAs, so I go with a smaller bittering addition. That way, I save the rest of the hops for later and achieve smooth bitterness & high hop flavor/aroma at the same time. But I wouldn't be opposed to no hop additions from 59-1 minutes. A hefty flameout addition will also lend some IBUs that are not calculated by brewing software. With that said, I tend to do a very small bittering addition, another small charge around 30 minutes, and a ton of late additions and dryhops.

dkm11b 08-01-2012 01:45 AM

yes sometimes crazy is good, im just wondering how good,lol. it seems like a lot of simcoe, if you need a bittering hop, there is a lot of them out there, and it seems like simcoe is getting kinda hard to get. i dont think the guy has brewed this recipe, but then again, it sounds tempting, ill keep everyone posted on the process, but i think im gonna try it out.

passedpawn 08-01-2012 01:57 AM

I can't imagine doing an IPA with no hops between 20 and 1. Seems like you'd miss all that great hop flavor.

I'm dissappointed when I get an IPA without strong hop aroma. I'd dry hop that beer.


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