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Old 01-23-2011, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default Looking for feedback on my IPA recipe

This is my second batch I will be brewing with LME. This time I'm gonna keg it and save myself the pain of bottling.

I'm particularly unsure about how much grain to steep and for how long
I'm also unsure about my hop schedule -- does it make sense?

Thanks for your feedback. Here are the details of my recipe I designed using beersmith...


BeerSmith Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Workhorse IPA Clone
Brewer: Schammy
Asst Brewer:
Style: American IPA
TYPE: Extract
Taste: (0.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 5.72 gal
Estimated OG: 1.065 SG
Estimated Color: 11.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 77.4 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: - %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Adjunct 2.70 %
6.00 lb Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 64.86 %
3.00 lb Pilsner Liquid Extract (3.5 SRM) Extract 32.43 %

Hops schedule...

Boil Amount Item Type
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60 min 1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops
30 min 0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (30 min) Hops
15 min 0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (15 min) Hops
15 min 0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (15 min) Hops
5 min 0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (5 min) Hops
5 min 0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (5 min) Hops

Other stuff...

1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
5.00 gal Portland OR Water
2 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: None
Total Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
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Steep grains as desired (30-60 minutes)


Notes:
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Trying to recreate my favorite IPA: Laurelwood Workhorse IPA. I'm guessing on the hop schedule and the malts. The only thing I do know is what are used hops and the approximate color.

http://www.laurelwoodbrewpub.com/on-tap/

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Old 01-23-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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The Workhorse IPS sounds ALOT like a typical west coast IPA.
There hop schedule is a bit different.

Here is the all grain recipe to compare to

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OG 1.062
FG 1.014
ABV 6.4%

8lb 2-Row
2lb Marris Otter
1lb Crystal 40

.50oz simcoe 90min
.25oz simcoe 60min
.25oz columbus 60min
.25oz simcoe 30min
.25oz columbus 30min
.50oz simcoe 15min
.50oz columbus 15min
1.0oz cascade 10min
.50oz simcoe 1min
.50oz columbus 1min

dryhop
.50oz amarillo
.50oz centenial
.50oz columbus
.50oz simcoe
.50oz cascade

White Labs WLP001 California Ale yeast

152F mash temp
72F primary ferment
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback. Maybe I should spread out the hop schedule to include more frequent but smaller additions.

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Old 01-23-2011, 05:05 PM   #4
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you also might want to up the size of your late additions, and think about dry hopping. an IPA doesnt seem right without dry hops

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Continuous hopping adds taste throughout the beer. A dry hopping addition may be key as well.

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Old 01-23-2011, 05:24 PM   #6
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Agreed! I forgot to paste in my planned dry hopping..

1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -

Any thoughts?

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Looks good than. I would stretch out the hop additions a bit (Im a bit of a hophead so adding 4-5 more oz sounds good to me too) and I like the Amarillo/Simcoe combo for dry hopping.

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