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Old 07-19-2009, 06:25 AM   #1
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I want to attempt my first partial mash soon, so I have been working on some IIPA recipes. After a lot of research I came up with this one. The grain bill is pretty much the same as a blind pig recipe I found, just with more DME and 2-row, but I kept the percentages roughly the same.

Does that look legit? I am going for a high gravity west coast style IPA.


• 5 lb Light DME (39%)
• 5.5 lb 2-row Pale (43%)
• 0.5 lb Dextrin (4%)
• 0.5 lb Wheat Malt (4%)

Specialty Grains
• 1 lb Munich 10L (8%)
• 0.25 lb Crystal 120L (2%)

Extra Stuff
• 1 tablespoon Irish Moss

• 1.25 oz Columbus (pellets, 4%AA) (60 min)
• ½ oz Amarillo (pellets, 9%AA) (30 min)
• 1 oz Amarillo (pellets, 9%AA) (15 min)
• ¼ oz Columbus (pellets, 14%AA) (10 min)
• ½ oz Simcoe (pellets, 13%AA) (5 min)

Dry Hops (~7 days in secondary)
• 1 oz Amarillo (pellets, 9%AA)
• ½ oz Columbus (pellets, 4%AA)
• ½ oz Simcoe (pellets, 13%AA)
• 1 oz Centennial (pellets, 9%AA)

• Safale US-05

According to beer tools I am at ~81 IBU’s and have an OG of 1.08 which puts me right inside the style range.

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Old 07-19-2009, 05:54 PM   #2
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I would get rid of the wheat. Also, maybe up the dextrin to about 8%. Get rid of Munich an Crystal 120 and replace with Crystal 40L. This is based off of Jamil's clone of the west coast IPA.

The hops schedule looks good.
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