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Old 06-26-2009, 04:34 PM   #11
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could the added water be an issue with the OG? most that go into the fermentor are 5-5.5, and extra half gallon can cause a lower OG resulting by lower eff. In my opinion, the higher the eff, the more taste your losing just due to the fact that your using less grains. Personally, anything above 75% is just showing off just my personal opinion. I love the color on pliney! 95-100 IBU's is a bit too much for my mouth though, Im thinking of doing this recipe, but cutting it down to maybe 60, and dry hop the rest.

 
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:10 PM   #12
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Looks right on as long as you get 92-93% efficiency.

I could just look at that recipe and tell it is not enough grain/sugar. For what it is worth...1.057 with beercalculus.com and 75% efficiency.
I thought the exact same thing. Eyeballing the recipe, it looked like the grain bill for an APA, not an IIPA. Perhaps he scaled down the recipe assuming the efficiency they get at RRB? I am going to do exactly as has been suggested by others: pump up the 2-row and sugar to get to target OG.

I liked the article though. There were some tips in there that I'm going to definitely consider.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:19 PM   #13
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I made 15 gallons of a Pliney the elder Clone a couple of days ago... it was actually he IIPA recipe out of Jamil's Brewing Classic Styles... and it says right in the recipe that it is a clone of Pliney.

trying to remember the grain bill (I can double check when I get home) but I think it was something like

(per 5 gallons)

14.5 # Amer two row
.5 # wheat
.5 # Crystal 40
.5 # corn sugar

... not sure on weight but pretty sure those were the grains... for 15 gallons I had a total grain bill of something like 46 pounds without the corn sugar.

I can check tonight if you want.

And I ended up with 15 gallons at 1.082
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:44 AM   #14
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Here's the one I did: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/pliny-bastid-21229/

I used an even 12 pounds of 2-row and got an OG of 1.073 at 75%. It was my favorite beer, that's for sure!
I followed this one also, for the most part anyway. I wound up with..

10 1/3 lbs 2 Row
1/4lb Crystal 40
3/4lb Carapils
1lb Corn Sugar

Wound up with 1.074 OG and finished out at 1.014. My hop schedule was a little different because I subsitituted Warrior with Chinook, didn't really want to do that but Chinook is what was available. I just started drinking it and it's pretty brutal in the bitterness department. Needs to mellow for a couple weeks. Regardless though, it's pretty awesome. Good Luck

 
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:24 AM   #15
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I can't decide whether to protest Pliney or get on board with the hype. I haven't seen it in AZ, and I love IPAs, but man, this brewery is getting some hype lately.

I guess I need to find one and try it first before I pass judgment.

 
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:37 AM   #16
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I can't decide whether to protest Pliney or get on board with the hype. I haven't seen it in AZ, and I love IPAs, but man, this brewery is getting some hype lately.

I guess I need to find one and try it first before I pass judgment.
I hear ya, and I'm not one for bandwagons.Can't stand how everyone is a Lakers fan all of the sudden. But when I had Pliney from the brewery I just about fell over. I really don't think it can ever be truely cloned, or any other beer for that matter. But it really is that good, I have yet to find anything that compares. Of course, it's all very subjective.

 
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I hear ya, and I'm not one for bandwagons.Can't stand how everyone is a Lakers fan all of the sudden. But when I had Pliney from the brewery I just about fell over. I really don't think it can ever be truely cloned, or any other beer for that matter. But it really is that good, I have yet to find anything that compares. Of course, it's all very subjective.
almost enough to make me jump on board -- but I still need to taste one

 
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:06 AM   #18
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almost enough to make me jump on board -- but I still need to taste one
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:11 AM   #19
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I can't believe I can't find it in Arizona....

 
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:20 PM   #20
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I can't believe I can't find it in Arizona....
I only live about 3 hours away, and it doesn't get distributed out here. go figure.

 
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