So I would really love to make a clone of this fantastic IPA made by Ithaca Brewing Co. If you have ever had it you know it is very strong in bitterness and hop flavor as well as alcohol content. Looking at their website they list the following as their ingredients and their details about the brew:
Elegantly traditional and rich in its hop character, this India Pale Ale is thirst-quenching and soul-satisfying. Each sip delivers a bounty of herbal and floral hop character, balanced by the fruity signature of our house yeast. Cheers!
Malt: 2-Row, Munich, Honey malt
Hops: Simcoe, Palisades, Cascade
I haven't done an All Grain Brew...not ready just yet...but have done partial mash. I was hoping I could get some advice as how you would utilize the malts and supplement DME into the recipe and what you would use as a hop schedule. I'm looking for a 5 gallon batch and understand I won't make an exact copy, but my friends have enjoied some of my previous brews and have requested I brew up some Flower Power to knock their shoes off...
I was thinking something like this...But I can be way off so please give me advise.
1.0 lb 2-row
8 oz Munich
4 oz Honey malt
5.0lbs Light DME
I was thinking adding in 3lbs of DME prior to the boil, and then the remaining 2lbs at 15 mins to flameout.
0.50oz Simcoe at 60 min
0.50oz Simcoe at 45 min
0.25oz Palisades at 30 min
0.75oz Palisades at 15 min
1.0oz Cascade at Flameout
1.0oz Cascade Dry Hop 7-10 days
Yeast: ??? Looking for something that brings out the fruity characteristics of this brew. Maybe Wyeast Irish Ale??? Feedback would be appreciated!!! I might be adding way too much Cascade, not enough DME, too much grain, pick it apart I don't mind. It would be my first try at cloning so I am not sure how much to add of everything. Thanks!!!