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Old 04-15-2009, 03:15 AM   #1
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Default A democratic IPA - Vote to create a recipe

Ok, so maybe this is a silly idea, but since there are so many fun collaborative recipes floating around HBT, I thought we could vote on an IPA, and see if the beer comes out a coherent beer.
I'm thinking we'll follow general IPA guidelines, and vote on the following attributes, to see if we can form some sort of consensus. I'll then compile the recipe, and we'll see if it makes sense.
Here's what we'll vote on:

IBUs (in 5 IBU intervals, from 40-70.)
Original Gravity
ABV
Base Malt
Secondary Malts (multiple choice)
Bittering Hop
Finishing Hop
Dry Hop
Yeast

Am I missing any parameters? SRM?

Fun idea? Any interest?


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Old 04-15-2009, 03:22 AM   #2
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IBUs- 75
Original Gravity 1.075
ABV 7.8%
Base Malt - Marris Otter
Secondary Malts - Cara (.5#), Honey (.5#), Crystal #20 (.5#)
Bittering Hop - Columbus and Magnum
Finishing Hop - Centennial (20 min), Cascade (15 min), Glacier (10 min), Centennial (5 min).
Dry Hop Half ounce each of centennial, Amarillo and Cascade.
Yeast - A butt load of whatever you have laying around

Ferment at 64 degrees the first three days. Ramp up to 68 degrees for the next 3 weeks.


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Old 04-15-2009, 03:24 AM   #3
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IBUs- 75
Original Gravity 1.075
ABV 7.8%
Base Malt - Marris Otter
Secondary Malts - Cara (.5#), Honey (.5#), Crystal #20 (.5#)
Bittering Hop - Columbus and Magnum
Finishing Hop - Centennial (20 min), Cascade (15 min), Glacier (10 min), Centennial (5 min).
Dry Hop Half ounce each of centennial, Amarillo and Cascade.
Yeast - A butt load of whatever you have laying around

Ferment at 64 degrees the first three days. Ramp up to 68 degrees for the next 3 weeks.
Alright, great start. But hop was singular for a reason! I'm trying to keep it relatively simple. One hop per category! A little harder perhas..
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:37 AM   #4
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IBUs 75
Original Gravity 1.065
ABV 7%
Base Malt American 2row
Secondary Malts (multiple choice) Vienna 2# Munich 1#
Bittering Hop: Chinook
Finishing Hop: Centennial
Dry Hop: Cascade
Yeast: WLP001
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:04 AM   #5
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Original Gravity 1.065
ABV 7%ish
Base Malt Marris Otter
Secondary Malts (multiple choice) None, or a hint of carapils for head
Bittering Hop 4oz East Kent Goldings
Finishing Hop 2oz East Kent Goldings
Dry Hop 1oz East Kent Goldings
Yeast Wyeast 1028 London Ale

Something like that--work out the hops to 65 IBUs. Consider an EKG/Fuggles blend if you like.

None of that American C-hop crap in a real IPA.
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IBUs - 65
Original Gravity - 1.065
ABV - 6.5-7%
Base Malt - Marris Otter
Secondary Malts - Vienna, Caramel 60, Flaked Wheat
Bittering Hop - Simcoe, Amarillo
Finishing Hop - Simcoe, Amarillo
Dry Hop - Simcoe, Amarillo
Yeast - S-05
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IBU's-70
OG-1.075
ABV-7.5
SRM-7
Base Malt- Fawcett Halcyon Pale
Secondary Malts - Vienna,Cara-Pils
Bittering Hops-Glacier
Finsihing Hops-Saaz (Czech)
Dry-Perle (German)
Yeast-Wyeast 1764

I my just have to add that to my brew list
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...One hop per category! A little harder perhaps..
Actually simpler.

Rather one-dimensional...but easier.
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IBU - 50
OG - 1065
ABV - 6.5 - 7
Base Malt - Maris Otter
Character Malt - Carastan
Bittering Hop - Challenger (FWH)
Finishing Hop - FWH
Dry Hop - lots and lots of East Kent Goldings
Yeast - Ringwood

Say....this is going in my To Brew List
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IBUs 65
Original Gravity 1.065
ABV 6.5%
Base Malt: Maris Otter
Secondary Malts: Crystal 60L
Bittering Hop: Columbus
Finishing Hop: Centennial
Dry Hop: Amarillo
Yeast: Chico.


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