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Old 10-31-2009, 05:39 AM   #1
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Default Single hop Simcoe idea - my first recipe

This would be my first DIY recipe. I was inspired by the Pliny grain bill and threw together a hop schedule for lots of flavor and aroma. I want to take advantage of the insane hop prices at Rebel Brewer right now and get this sucker ordered tomorrow.

How does it look? I'm not too sure about the mash hopping. I've never tried it and the HBT reviews of the technique are mixed.

Does this look alright or did I go overboard? Would a simple 1 oz at 60, 15, 5, and dry hop be better?


Recipe: Single Hop Simcoe IPA Beta
Brewer: Dave Otero
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Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.070 SG
Estimated Color: 6.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 114.4 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
12 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 92.3 %
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.8 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3.8 %
1.00 oz Simcoe [14.00%] (90 min) (First Wort Hop)Hops 52.2 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [14.00%] (30 min) Hops 34.1 IBU
2.00 oz Simcoe [14.00%] (10 min) Hops 32.2 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [14.00%] (90 min) (Mash Hop) Hops 9.5 IBU
2.00 oz Simcoe [14.00%] (0 min) Hops -
2.00 oz Simcoe [14.00%] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge (2qt / lb)
Total Grain Weight: 13.00 lb
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Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Mash In Add 26.00 qt of water at 159.3 F 152.0 F 60 min



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Old 10-31-2009, 03:52 PM   #2
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Anyone? Am I going to be chewing on grapefruit rind? Not that I would necessarily mind that.


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Old 10-31-2009, 05:08 PM   #3
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Overall I think it looks pretty tasty. I'd personally cut down on the Simcoe a bit, it a pretty pungent hop. I do a DIPA with Magnum,Amarillo, & Simcoe. I use a total of 2oz of Simcoe and it really stands out.

I would say Dry hop or an FO addition not both, I would personally DH. Move your 30 minute addition to 5 and cut down the 10 minute addition to 1oz. I think that will get you a more balanced beer overall, but will still have that Simcoe in your face.
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:11 PM   #4
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Okay, I'll bite. This sounds awesome. I love Simcoe hops...VERY Piney! Brew it!!
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:40 AM   #5
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As long as you know that you like Simcoe. To me the would be like cat pee on a pine tree, but others don't notice it
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:47 AM   #6
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Haha, well I know I like a lot of IPAs with Simcoe. I've also had a Mikkeller Simcoe Single Hop and it was very tasty. Although, since I'm fairly new to this and don't have a lot of experience crafting recipes or brewing with Simcoe I decided to tone it down. Just a little.

Thanks for all the advice.

Here's the revised recipe... I tweaked the AA levels to reflect what RB is shipping now.

Recipe: Single Hop Simcoe IPA Beta
Brewer: Dave Otero
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Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.070 SG
Estimated Color: 6.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 97.6 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
12 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 92.3 %
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.8 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3.8 %
1.50 oz Simcoe [12.20%] (90 min) (First Wort Hop)Hops 70.0 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.20%] (15 min) Hops 19.7 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.20%] (5 min) Hops 7.9 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.20%] (0 min) Hops -
2.00 oz Simcoe [12.20%] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -
0.50 tsp Gelatin (Secondary 2.0 days) Misc
0.50 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Safale US-05 (Fermentis #US-05) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge (2qt / lb)
Total Grain Weight: 13.00 lb
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Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Mash In Add 26.00 qt of water at 159.3 F 152.0 F 60 min
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:17 PM   #7
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I loves me some Simcoe, but dunno about a 100% brew... Every time I open a Pliny the mrs blames the cats for pissing somewhere in the living room.
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The recipe is very similar to one I did. The simcoe hop gave a great flavor that in my opinion was not as pine tasting as others stated, overall it was a great pale ale and the keg was emptied relatively quickly. When I brew it again my adjustment will be to add the majority of the hop additions later to get more flavor and aroma with less bittering. Good Luck!
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I am currently drinking this beer and it is a huge hit. The best IPA I've ever brewed if not the best beer period. I'm sure you'll enjoy your recipe. Control your fermentation temps as best as you can; that used to kepp my IPA's from reaching their full potential.

I do get the occasional "...that grapefruit beer" comment but only from non beerophiles and only once I plant the thought.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:46 AM   #10
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Yeah, I did an All Simcoe earlier this summer and it turned out pretty good. In the future, I'll just use the Simcoe for bittering though. I wanted to experiment with the taste and found that I like Cascade and Centennial a little better. It was an experiment that went well and was enjoyed by many. So give it a whirl and see what you think. Next time try something different. Best Wishes.


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