Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > India Pale Ale > All-Grain - Ithaca Flower Power Clone

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-25-2013, 08:09 PM   #101
DoctorDuvel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 294
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default


I tried Flower Power for the first time a few months ago, and it's one of the best IPA's I've ever had, definitely the best one in recent memory. Might have to give this a shot. I'm trusting that this is a very close clone, since you've made it a bunch and can attest, but I don't remember the body seeming like 1.019 FG. Maybe it was such a big flavor and aroma kick that I didn't notice.

__________________

I brew a lot.

DoctorDuvel is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2013, 10:50 AM   #102
Dumpsterboy
Grateful Beer Company
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dumpsterboy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Hamburg
Posts: 145
Liked 12 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default


You're right-- My FG is usually around 1.010. I also have been lowering my mash thickness(qts/lb) to about 1 or 1.1. More sparge water. This has kept the maltiness down a bit. I lose a little abv, but think it is worth it by doing that. Personal preference really.

__________________
Dumpsterboy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2013, 07:18 PM   #103
WAORGANY
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WAORGANY's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northern NY
Posts: 467
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default


First off thanks for posting this! Living in NY I love Flower Power and buy it on draft filling growler when ever I see it.

I have all the grain and most of the hops needed to brew this. Plan on brewing a IPA this weekend, second batch on my new eHERMS system so this would be a great beer to brew, the first one I did was a Pale Ale using ONLY Nelson Sauvin hops, can't wait to taste it....going into secondary and dry hop today?

So I need to replace the following hops based on your original post.

Amarillo
Simcoe
Ahtanum

I have these hops available; any thoughts?

Nugget
Northern Brewer
Sterling
Willamette
Merkur
Golding
CTZ

as well as the needed:

Centennial
Cascade
Chinook

(Have more of these three also)

just trying to use what I have on hand...I might have to build this in Beer Smith and see what comes out.
Thanks in advance.....

__________________

RLTW!

WAORGANY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2013, 07:32 PM   #104
DoctorDuvel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 294
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default


Centennial, Cascade and CTZ are your best bet - maybe Chinook and Nugget...but definitely not the rest of your available hops (I'm not familiar with Merkur). The idea is very floral and citrusy hops.

__________________

I brew a lot.

DoctorDuvel is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2013, 08:12 PM   #105
WAORGANY
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WAORGANY's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northern NY
Posts: 467
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by DoctorDuvel View Post
Centennial, Cascade and CTZ are your best bet - maybe Chinook and Nugget...but definitely not the rest of your available hops (I'm not familiar with Merkur). The idea is very floral and citrusy hops.
Thanks,

Yeah I might just go down and see if I can get the other hops to make this more correct. LOL

Merkur:

Comes from the Hallertau Magnum variety, origin is Germany, 2000, its Dual Purpose hop, earthy with some citrus, some floral and herbal flavors

12-14% AA
5-6% Beta
Cohumulone 18-20%
__________________

RLTW!

WAORGANY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2013, 09:35 PM   #106
DoctorDuvel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 294
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default


Thanks for the info! Looks like Merkur would be a good bittering hop for an IPA - maybe even Flower Power.

Yeah, why not get all the correct hops if it's available to you.

__________________

I brew a lot.

DoctorDuvel is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2013, 11:44 PM   #107
WAORGANY
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WAORGANY's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northern NY
Posts: 467
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default


I think I am going to try the following...

16.50 lbs 2 Row
6 oz Honey Malt
4 oz C40

1 oz Centennial 60 min
.5 oz Amarillo 50 min
1 oz Citra 40 min
1 oz Chinook 35 min
1 oz Simcoe 30 min
1 oz Cascade 25 min
1 oz Willamette 20 min
.50 oz Amarillo 15 min
Irish Moss 10 min

7 days into secondary and dry hop with 1 oz leaf, Cascade, Goldings and 1 oz Simcoe pellets

__________________

RLTW!

WAORGANY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2013, 12:20 AM   #108
DoctorDuvel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 294
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default


You might want to bump up the honey malt. I know that people warn about using too much, but Flower Power is pretty intense in both sweetness and bitterness.

I currently have a version of this going, used 12 oz. of honey malt for 5.5 gallon (i don't see an issue using a full pound, the way OP has it) - the sample I had the other day was delicious. I also used about 23% of german pilsner, thought it be nice.

I'm on the fence, in general, with Willamette - not my favorite hop. I must say I don't see it being at home in this beer.

__________________

I brew a lot.

DoctorDuvel is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2013, 01:53 AM   #109
WAORGANY
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WAORGANY's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northern NY
Posts: 467
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default


Thanks I might relook at the Willamette and the Honey thanks for the feedback

__________________

RLTW!

WAORGANY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2013, 05:29 AM   #110
DoctorDuvel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 294
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default


No problem! Hope it turns out great!

By the way, is that a pic of your keezer and brews??

__________________

I brew a lot.

DoctorDuvel 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
All-Grain - Hopslam Clone schweaty India Pale Ale 180 07-20-2014 04:12 PM
All-Grain - Mad Hatter IPA Clone ohiodad India Pale Ale 25 07-14-2014 06:25 AM
Multiple - Lakefront IPA clone-ish Yooper India Pale Ale 69 04-28-2014 01:01 AM
All-Grain - Two Hearted Clone RUNningonbrew India Pale Ale 21 02-20-2014 02:07 AM
All-Grain - Furious Clone? jackson_d India Pale Ale 65 01-11-2014 12:32 AM