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Old 02-16-2009, 03:20 AM   #1
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Default So...... I brewed a IPA and...?

Brewed a 4th batch last night and cracked open my first batch, which was a nut brown ale ( 2 weeks primary 1 week secondary and 2 weeks in the bottle) It was amazing, hell waiting that long though.

Anyways what I brewed was an IPA. The recipe called for 6oz of cascade for 60 min and ? oz for 5 min. I did the 60 min. and didn't add the finishing till the 60 min. mark and let it all go for an additional 15 min. Was trying to make it a bit hoppier. Will I succeed or did I screw up? What would be the negative or positive from doing this?

Also made a yeast starter for the first time and wow did that sucker take off!


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Old 02-16-2009, 03:23 AM   #2
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you might have made it more bitter, not more hoppy. more alpha acids would be isomerized because you lengthened the time they were boiling.

you might lose some flavor/aroma from that second hop addition- most IPAs are late-hopped at knockout (when you take it off the heat) and dry-hopped

so, you might be less that amazed by the aroma, but you'll probably still be happy with the taste


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Did you add all 6 oz at 60 min? What was the recipe and what was the AA% of the cascades?
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6 oz. for 60 minutes? That's a ton of bittering hops, even for an IPA. How many ounces did you add total?
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Ummmmm.

Assuming you're doing a partial boil extract, 6 ounces of Cascade for 60 minutes would put you well over 100-IBU's. That's on a 1.060 beer.

Where exactly did you get that recipe?
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You may have to cut the beer with some miller lite to lower the bitter!

Just kidding. Use something malty!
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Was this five gallons?
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You are all a bunch of sissies. There's absolutely nothing wrong with a 6 oz. hop addition at 60 minutes.
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Did you add all 6 oz at 60 min? What was the recipe and what was the AA% of the cascades?
It is a brewers best IPA. It wasn't 6oz my bad, it was 2 0z of cascades at 6.75% and another 1oz at 3.5%

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Assuming you're doing a partial boil extract, 6 ounces of Cascade for 60 minutes would put you well over 100-IBU's. That's on a 1.060 beer.
I did a five gallon boil had to add 3/4 of a gallon of water. I would love it if it hit that high, but it would probally be way out of balance.


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