Originally Posted by joyceman
Tried this over the weekend and while I generally dont like IPAs, this one really grabbed me.
Otter Creek's site has this description...
Malts: 2 Row, Caramel 60L, Carafa III
Hops: Apollo, Centennial Citra
I dont usually (really ever) brew alot of heavy hop recipes and would like some input on the hop schedule. Heres my thoughts for an extract recipe...
6oz Roasted Malt
8oz Caramel Malt
6lbs Dark Liquid Malt Extract
2 Lbs Dark Dry Malt Extract
2oz Apollo 60 min
1oz Apollo 45 min
1oz Citra 30 min
1 oz Centennial 5 min
Safale US-05 Dry
Does this look workable?
I am hoping I can help you out a little bit on the recipe though I have never tasted the beer your trying to clone.
First off nearly all of your color in Black IPAs comes from the Carafa III so I would use Light LME and DME instead of the Dark extract. If you steep 1 lb of Carfa III and 1 lb of Caramel 60 in a 5 gallon batch with light extract you will have a SRM of 40ish for your beer which is a nice black.
As for the hop schedule depending on the AA% of the Apollo which go go super high I would use 1 oz at 60 minutes and then some 1/2 oz. at 30, 1/2 at somewhere between 15-0 minutes.
I would keep all of the Centennial and Citra between 15-0, and maybe a 1/2 oz. of each for a dry hop.
Since I have not tasted the beer before I am assuming it has great hop flavor and aroma and is not just a huge super bitter beer.