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brewski08 04-03-2012 08:59 PM

The Hoptopus
 
The Hoptopus

Style: Imperial IPA OG: 1.085
Type: All Grain FG: 1.010
Rating: 4.0 ABV: 9.83 %
Calories: 272 IBU's: 69.59
Efficiency: 70 % Boil Size: 6.35 Gal
Color:***13.3 SRM** Batch Size: 5.50 Gal
Boil Time: 60 minutes
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Fermentation Steps
Name Days / Temp
(none)
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Grains & Adjuncts
Amount Percentage Name Time Gravity
13.00 lbs 68.42 % Pale Malt (2 Row) US 60 mins 1.036
2.00 lbs 10.53 % Weyermann Vienna Malt 60 mins 1.038
1.50 lbs 7.89 % Crisp Crystal Light 45L 60 mins 1.035
1.00 lbs 5.26 % Honey Malt 60 mins 1.037
1.00 lbs 5.26 % Weyermann Munich II 60 mins 1.038
0.50 lbs 2.63 % Rice Hulls 60 mins 1.000
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Hops
Amount IBU's Name Time AA %
1.00 ozs 13.82 Cascade 30 mins 7.10
1.00 ozs 22.18 Citra 30 mins 11.40
1.00 ozs 10.47 Citra 10 mins 11.40
1.00 ozs 11.20 Simcoe 10 mins 12.20
1.00 ozs 5.76 Citra 5 mins 11.40
1.00 ozs 6.16 Simcoe 5 mins 12.20
1.00 ozs 0.00 Simcoe 0 mins 12.20
1.00 ozs 0.00 Citra 0 mins 11.40
1.00 ozs Simcoe 7 days 12.20
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Yeasts
Amount Name Laboratory / ID
1.0 pkg California Ale White Labs 0001
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Additions
(none)

Mashed at 154 for 60 minutes. Batch sparged. OG was calculated with 70% efficiency.

Very malty IIPA bursting with hop flavor. Very refreshing. Simcoe and citra worked well together in this guy.

brewski08 04-04-2012 12:12 AM

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Here's the finished product. Cleared up really well after a week. This picture doesn't have too much light, but the beer came out really pretty and tasted very good. My favorite batch I've ever made.

jookoo 04-21-2012 05:19 PM

First post from a long time lurker.

I've been looking at this recipe for a while now. I like my IPAs with a malty edge and strong hop flavor without all the bitterness, so I think this would be a good recipe for me.

Did you notice a strong honey flavor in this beer? I like the idea of 1 # of honey malt.

I'll be brewing this batch up tomorrow.

Cheers

Beer-lord 04-21-2012 06:51 PM

My mouth is watering right now!
Don't think my 9 gallon kettle can handle this BIAB style. May try this in a 1/2 size batch instead.
Thanks

brewski08 04-21-2012 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jookoo
First post from a long time lurker.

I've been looking at this recipe for a while now. I like my IPAs with a malty edge and strong hop flavor without all the bitterness, so I think this would be a good recipe for me.

Did you notice a strong honey flavor in this beer? I like the idea of 1 # of honey malt.

I'll be brewing this batch up tomorrow.

Cheers

I was actually told from the people at my LHBS that this beer would come out cloyingly sweet (in retrospect I think they were just trying to get me to buy some more hops from them), but I think it came out exactly how I wanted it. I put a lot of thought into the grain bill and I could definitely taste all of it.

I was drinking a lot of hopslam and SN torpedo at the time I was making this recipe up. It definitely has a lot of hopslam characteristics with the maltiness, high ABV, and simcoe hops, but it also has some torpedo characteristics with the citra hops.

To answer your question, yes, I could definitely taste honey at the end of every sip. Definitely not overwhelming honey, but the same honey taste you get at the end of every hopslam taste.

brewski08 04-22-2012 02:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beer-lord (Post 4016338)
My mouth is watering right now!
Don't think my 9 gallon kettle can handle this BIAB style. May try this in a 1/2 size batch instead.
Thanks

yea i'm not too sure a BIAB could handle this recipe. maybe try picking up some LME and substituting it for the two row. i bet all the specialty grains could fit in your bag. then again, i'm not much of an expert on BIAB.

i was able to brew this guy up using an 8 gallon brew kettle. if you have a mash tun, it's definitely possible.

brewski08 04-30-2012 01:32 AM

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All cleared up

Jbatten22 05-18-2012 09:51 PM

I am actually brewing this beer this weekend. It is also my first attempt at all grain, and I am pretty excited.
I know opinions vary on the amount of strike water used for mashing. Anywhere between 1-2 quarts per pound of grain. I was thinking of 1.25 qts per pound, but wanted to know how much you used?

Also I have an extra oz of cascade hops that I purchased a couple weeks ago and was thinking of adding it as a 60 minute hop addition. What are your thoughts on that and do you think it would make much of a difference at all?

Thanks for reading.

Cheers

brewski08 05-18-2012 10:18 PM

congrats on moving to all grain...i promise you won't look back.

it all depends on your system when determining mash water volumes. i use a 1 qt/lb ratio for my MLT and do a hybrid sparge.


as for the 60 minute cascade addition, it's all about your personal preference. i really enjoy beers with a complex malt background which is why i added 5 different types of malt in this recipe. by adding a 60 minute hop addition, you're going to up the IBUs which may shield the malt complexity with bitterness. on the other hand, it'll also balance it a bit more.

Jbatten22 05-21-2012 02:40 AM

Brewed it today and I think it went well for my first all grain batch.
I did add the cascade hops at 60 just to see what would happen.
I ended up with a OG of 1.065 though. Don't know why. Any reasons you can think of?

I think it should turn out good in the end though.

Cheers


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