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Old 12-06-2011, 11:16 PM   #151
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Just brewed this up using a cooler/BIAB method with a few changes to recipe:

Used WL001 (was rescuing an old strain for a week or so and threw it in instead of US-05)
LHBS didn't have amarillo or centenial so I subbed crystal and cascade for amarillo and chinook for the centennial
Only added 0.5LB corn sugar since I forgot to pick some more up at the LHBS.

Everything went great except I only finished at an OG of 1.072, probably due to the half pound of sugar missing. Also, warning to future brewers, this recipe has so many hops that you will lose a lot of wort to trub and **** after whirlpooling during the cooling stage. So plan on brewing the 6.5 gallon batch, as even though I aimed for 6.5 I only ended up with a little over 5.5 gallons from the cooled brew kettle.

Thanks for the recipe, really looking forward to it.

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Old 12-07-2011, 01:20 AM   #152
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I just brewed this recipe as my third Imperial IPA, looking forward to it.

I scaled it a bit so it would be for 5.5 gallons though and because I'm lazy I left the hops at 1 oz each instead of scaling them to .85. We'll see how it works out. The wort tasted delicious!

Hit 1.075 most likely because I had a bit extra water and not enough corn sugar due to an order mix-up. No idea how the extra water happened considering the ridiculous amount the hops soaked up.

Either way, thanks for the recipe! Yeast took only ten minutes to start bubbling so she's all set. Can't wait!

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Old 12-07-2011, 04:09 AM   #153
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Brewed last weekend, except I'm coming up with the opposite experience of others; My OG is at 1.090. If this ferments out as expected I'm looking at a 10% abv, which is pretty intimidating, especially for my first high gravity beer. I'm working without controlled fermentation and am keeping this in the mid-60's. The anticipation is killing me, but having a glass of Pliny tonight to toast the inspiration that brought about what is shaping up to be an amazing homebrew!

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Old 12-07-2011, 05:25 PM   #154
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[QUOTE=BierMuncher;1007546]
Tits-Up IIPA


Batch Size: 6.50 gal
Boil Size: 8.54 gal
Estimated OG: 1.082 SG
Estimated Color: 7.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 100.5 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 64.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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18.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)
0.25 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM)

1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [12.20%] (FWH)
1.00 oz Nugget [11.50%] (45 min)
1.00 oz Centennial [9.50%] (30 min)
1.25 oz Cascade [6.10%] (15 min)
1.00 oz Centennial [9.50%] (10 min)
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.90%] (10 min)
1.00 oz Crystal [3.50%] (10 min)

1.00 oz Summit [16.50%] (Dry Hop 14 days)
1.25 oz Amarillo Gold [8.90%] (Dry Hop 14 days)
1.25 oz Cascade [6.10%] (Dry Hop 14 days)
1.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (Dry Hop 14 days)

Mash at 153 for 90 minutes.

Pitch a butt load of Safale-50 slurry from a prior batch.


Looks crazy delicious!! Any recommendations on turning this into a partial mash recipe? Thanks!!

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Old 12-07-2011, 09:48 PM   #155
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I just weighed out the grain for my Hard Nipples IIPA inspired by the tits up IIPA recipe. 31lbs of grain has definitely got me a little freaked. I'm conditioning the grain before I grind so I end up with hopefully a good grain bed and not a s$&t show. I'm thinking that I may be able to sparge the grain for a "small" beer to do pale ale style. Having never done that before, any recommendations? I am spending quite some time online right now prepping for this one.

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Old 12-10-2011, 10:57 PM   #156
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Brewed this on my e-herms rig this morning. I killed it. Hit 80% brew house efficiency on a 70% recipe. I gained a full point and hit 1.091 on a goal of 1.08. I pitched wlp001 and the airlocks are bubbling within 4 hours of pitching. Oxygen is such a smart addition to the wort. Can't wait to drink this mutha

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Old 12-14-2011, 12:40 PM   #157
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Couldn't wait and had this beer after only 3 wks in the bottle. WOW, it was freaking awesome. I did change the hop profile to bump it up to 100 IBU. Can't believe I have 10 gallons of this!!!

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It's been one week and the Ale's dropped 6 points and I'm racking to secondary for dry hopping to begin. Can't wait!

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Update. Finished at 1.01 with 9 gallons so I adjusted it to 10 due to the high ABV. The color is gorgeous and it's currently force carbonating right now. I did pull a sample and it reminded me of long trail brewmaster double ipa in color and mouthfeel but I'm a bit disappointed in the hop profile. I will reserve judgement to when it's properly carbonated. Has anyone experienced something solar to this before? The sample was at 40.6 deg when I tasted it.

Side note : I brewed this same recipe but for 15 gallons and the numbers were spot on for an American IPA and it's fermenting und pressure now. I do look forward to putting these up against each other in a few weeks.

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