I went to my LHBS the other day to get ingredients for my second beer. I told him that I was looking for something in the style of a Victory Hop Devil, which I find to have a lot of really good hops taste, and yet not super bitter like some IPAs.
Here are the ingredients I walked out of the store with:
6lb 6oz Pale Liquid Extract
1lb Victory Malt
1lb American Crystal
1.0 oz Cascade (bittering)
1.0 oz Cascade (flavor)
1.0 oz Centennial (flavor)
0.5 oz Tettnang (aroma)
1 packet Safale US-05 Dry Yeast
So I went and plugged this in to hopville
, and it told be that if I boil my bittering hops for 60 minutes, flavor hops for 10 minutes, and aroma hops for 5 minutes, I'd only end up with an IBU of 28.8, where-as an IPA is supposed to be over 40.
Now, like I said before, I don't mind if this is not as bitter as an IPA, indeed I was wanting something that would have a lot of hops flavor yet not be too bitter. But will this have much bitterness at all?
Can anyone think of a good hop schedule that will make this really flavorful? I was also thinking something like
1.0 oz Cascade (60 min)
1.0 oz Cascade (20 min)
1.0 oz Centennial (15 min)
0.5 oz Tettnang (5 min)
... but really I'm just playing with numbers, because I don't have the experience to know if something like that would end up tasting good.