Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Please critique my Simcoe IPA recipe

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-21-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
JeffoC6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
Posts: 1,036
Liked 52 Times on 28 Posts

Default Please critique my Simcoe IPA recipe

Hey all- I'm brewing this up either this afternoon or tomorrow. I've already got my grains, so I really won't be deviating from the grain bill. Just curious to what everyone thinks about this...What should I be expecting?

This is the first time I created my own recipe. I used Brewer's Friend and had a blast messing around with it. Anyway...Let me know your thoughts:

1- Gallon AG Batch
Simcoe IPA
60 min boil
Mash 154 for 60 min
Target OG: 1.058
Target FG: 1.016
Efficiency: 65%
IBU's: 74
ABV: 5.5%


Grains

2.20 lb American 2-Row
0.15 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt 40L
0.10 lb Victory Malt

Hops
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ FWH
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ 60 min
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ 30 min
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ 5 min
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ 1 min
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ Flameout

Misc
Whirlfloc @ 15 min.

Dry Hop
Simcoe- 0.10 oz for 1 week after FG is met

Yeast
US-05

__________________
Pap Don Brewers

Planned:
Prim #1: Ed Wort's Bavarian Hefe
Prim #2:
Prim #3:
Prim #4:
Prim #5:
Prim #6:
Bottled: Saddle-Up IPA, Leaf House IPA
JeffoC6 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
rexbanner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: DC
Posts: 1,376
Liked 94 Times on 67 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default

Shoot for 65 IBUs, use more late/dry hops.

__________________

Peep my nanobrewery: http://crookedrunbrewing.com

Crooked Run Brewing: Traditional ales, local ingredients

rexbanner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
ChillWill
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Posts: 856
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

If it was me, I'd drop the 30min addition and change the end additions to 0.2oz 10min, 0.2oz 5min, 0.2oz flameout. Then 0.2oz dryhop.

I'd also question why I'm doing a FWH and 60min.

Maybe 55-60IBU and an FG of 1.012-14 might be a bit more balanced and in style as well.

__________________
ChillWill is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 04:56 PM   #4
brewski08
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: the library, michigan
Posts: 363
Liked 21 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

this looks very good. i love simcoe hops.

__________________
brewski08 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 05:01 PM   #5
ronclark
Constant Brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ronclark's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 210
Default

It looks a bit light in the hops department in my opinion for an IPA. I'm not sure how much of the hop aroma and flavor will come out with less than one ounce used in the entire brewing process. I generally use three ounces for aroma and flavoring and one ounce for dry hopping alone. That's just me.

__________________
Violence is not the answer, although it is a very good suggestion.
ronclark is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #6
chickypad
lupulin shift victim
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
chickypad's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SF Peninsula
Posts: 2,611
Liked 247 Times on 220 Posts
Likes Given: 113

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChillWill View Post
If it was me, I'd drop the 30min addition and change the end additions to 0.2oz 10min, 0.2oz 5min, 0.2oz flameout. Then 0.2oz dryhop.
I second this. I think it looks like a nice recipe though. I've brewed some batches with almost the exact same grain bill and using amarillo plus simcoe. Personally I'm fine with the 74 IBU's.
__________________
chickypad is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 05:05 PM   #7
brewski08
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: the library, michigan
Posts: 363
Liked 21 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronclark View Post
It looks a bit light in the hops department in my opinion for an IPA. I'm not sure how much of the hop aroma and flavor will come out with less than one ounce used in the entire brewing process. I generally use three ounces for aroma and flavoring and one ounce for dry hopping alone. That's just me.
it's a 1 gallon batch.
__________________
brewski08 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 05:05 PM   #8
chickypad
lupulin shift victim
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
chickypad's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SF Peninsula
Posts: 2,611
Liked 247 Times on 220 Posts
Likes Given: 113

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronclark View Post
It looks a bit light in the hops department in my opinion for an IPA. I'm not sure how much of the hop aroma and flavor will come out with less than one ounce used in the entire brewing process. I generally use three ounces for aroma and flavoring and one ounce for dry hopping alone. That's just me.
Did you see he's got a 1 gallon batch? 3 ounces flavor and aroma would be 15 oz in 5 gallons.

Edit: jinx, too slow
__________________
chickypad is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 06:53 PM   #9
ronclark
Constant Brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ronclark's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 210
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brewski08 View Post
it's a 1 gallon batch.
I stand corrected. Sorry.
__________________
Violence is not the answer, although it is a very good suggestion.
ronclark is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 06:57 PM   #10
JeffoC6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
Posts: 1,036
Liked 52 Times on 28 Posts

Default

I ended up going with the following hop additions (grain bill staying the same as above)...What do you guys think?

Hops
Simcoe- 0.20 oz @ 60 min
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ 5 min
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ 1 min
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ Flameout

Dry Hop
Simcoe- 0.20 oz for 1 week

__________________
Pap Don Brewers

Planned:
Prim #1: Ed Wort's Bavarian Hefe
Prim #2:
Prim #3:
Prim #4:
Prim #5:
Prim #6:
Bottled: Saddle-Up IPA, Leaf House IPA
JeffoC6 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Simcoe IPA recipe Paulasaurus Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 20 02-03-2014 08:15 AM
critique my first recipe grouperdude Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 03-04-2012 02:26 PM
First shot at recipe making: Extra Pale Ale Recipe Critique dayflyer55 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 06-27-2011 01:14 AM
recipe critique please OHIOSTEVE Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 10-26-2010 01:57 AM
First recipe critique! Stoopidwon Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 10-14-2009 06:35 PM