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Old 01-31-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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Well as the title says I am looking to brew an English IPA and have a few things I could use some suggestions on.

First I have plenty of MO for the base and have on hand
1lb of briess crystal40
1lb of simpsons 50/60 crystal
!lb of crystal rye
I am thinking 10lb of MO and 1lb of the simpsons

Also have alot of ekg, fuggle, and williamette that I purchased and have never used any of them exept some fuggle in a oatmeal stout. So I don't really know which to use for bittering flavor and aroma.
I can look at recipes but that does not always tell the tale. Just curious on some of your takes on this. Thanks



 
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:57 PM   #2
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Here is my input.

10# MO
1# c-60
1# Rye

1.066 s.g.

2oz Williamette 60 min
1 oz Fuggles 20 min
1 oz EKG 10 min
1 oz EKG Flameout

51 IBU

S-04 yeast


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Old 01-31-2009, 03:59 PM   #3
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What will the rye do for me? Never used it. Never had a beer that I know of that used it I just bought it.

 
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What will the rye do for me? Never used it. Never had a beer that I know of that used it I just bought it.
It drys a beer out makes it a little more crisp as well as adding red color to it.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:22 PM   #5
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Here is my input.

10# MO
1# c-60
1# Rye

1.066 s.g.

2oz Williamette 60 min
1 oz Fuggles 20 min
1 oz EKG 10 min
1 oz EKG Flameout

51 IBU

S-04 yeast
Out of the three hops EKG has the best flavor and aroma? I was guessing the williamette but that is not from any experience. Thanks for the input.

 
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:43 PM   #6
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I was a bit surprised to see that according to the judging guidlines that English IBU comes in at around 50. That seems a tad high to me. I've drunk a LOT of IPA in England, and it tends to be somewhat like an ESB, but with a higher ABV. That's not the technical me talking, just the beer drinker in me. As for hops, I would think that willamet or fuggles would make a better choice than EKG because it has a more pronounced bittering and aroma that would be better appresiated by hop loving Americans.

This post is in no way intended to be educational regarding American standards of brewing, just my take on English IPA from an English ex-pat beer whore.

 
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:06 PM   #7
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Any other thoughts on which hop gives a better aroma and flavor? Going to brew this weekend and still undecided on my hop additions and which hops to use when.

 
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:22 PM   #8
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It drys a beer out makes it a little more crisp as well as adding red color to it.
He has crystal rye, not regular rye, for that reason I would skip it, and maybe add another pound of base malt.

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Any other thoughts on which hop gives a better aroma and flavor? Going to brew this weekend and still undecided on my hop additions and which hops to use when.
My opinion is EKG all the way, one of my favorite hops! Also, whos to say you can't mix em up a bit, maybe 1/2 oz each ekg and fuggle at 10 and 1/2 oz each ekg and willamette at flameout, or something.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:25 PM   #9
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Fo american tastes, i would suggest you use the EKG as a late addition for aroma. But I never said this.

 
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:31 PM   #10
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Fo american tastes, i would suggest you use the EKG as a late addition for aroma. But I never said this.
I never read this!



 
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