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Old 12-27-2006, 11:25 PM   #1
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I'm going to buy the ingredients for my next brew- I've heard that Walker's IPA is good. I'm not a big fan of Chinook, though- could I use Cascade or Northern Brewer for the bittering?

Here's the recipe:
Walker's Kaduva IPA
1.5 lb American Crystal 10L
8 lbs Briess Extra Light DME

Hops
(see note below about this hop schedule)
0.75 oz Chinook (12.8%) @ 60 minutes
0.28 oz Cascade (5.8%) @ 30 minutes
0.28 oz Norther Brewer (7%) @ 30 minutes
0.28 oz Cascade (5.8%) @ 25 minutes
0.28 oz Norther Brewer (7%) @ 25 minutes
0.28 oz Cascade (5.8%) @ 20 minutes
0.28 oz Norther Brewer (7%) @ 20 minutes
0.28 oz Cascade (5.8%) @ 15 minutes
0.28 oz Norther Brewer (7%) @ 15 minutes
0.28 oz Cascade (5.8%) @ 10 minutes
0.28 oz Norther Brewer (7%) @ 10 minutes
0.28 oz Cascade (5.8%) @ 5 minutes
0.28 oz Norther Brewer (7%) @ 5 minutes
0.28 oz Cascade (5.8%) @ flame-out
0.28 oz Norther Brewer (7%) @ flame-out
1.00 oz Cascade - dry hop for 10 days prior to bottling.
Note: for the flavor/aroma hop additions, I take 2 oz of Cascades and 2 oz of Northern Brewer and mix it all together in a big salad bowl. Then I divide the mixture into 7 equal parts. Starting at 30 minutes, and ever 5 minutes thereafter, I add one of the portions to the boil. The final portion is added at the end of the boil when the heat is finally turned off.

Misc
1 tsp Irish Moss added with 20 minutes left in the boil
Yeast
Wyeast 1056 - American Ale
Priming
1.25 cups DME in cups water. Boiled for 10 minutes.

Otherwise, I should make it as written, right? (Or am I wrong about Chinook, in thinking that they are too harsh for a wimpy girl like me?) Bird was raving about this recipe- so I'll give it a try.

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Old 12-27-2006, 11:28 PM   #2
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He should of called it "No Rest For The Wicked" IPA.


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Blomming heck that looks like a lot of work measuring!

EDIT : Just read the recipe properly and see the good use of a mix in a bowl technique! ...that is read as in red and not read as in reed. damm english language (and several very black coffees!)
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I used Cascade, and it came out very good - not as bitter as it should have been, but everyone loved it. I used an ounce of Cascade 'cause that was all I had, if I were to do it again I'd use probably an ounce and half (depending on AA%) for bittering.
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Thanks- that's probably what I'll do. I like Cascade, and I'll check the AAUs when I buy.
I'm turning into a hophead in my old age, but I'm afraid to have 5 gallons of something that only I'll like. I'm finding IPAs taste better and better to me- I must be losing some of my sense of taste and/or smell. I drank a 22 ouncer of Stone Ruination last night- wow- great beer. After that, my Dead Guy clone was pretty bland!
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I drank a 22 ouncer of Stone Ruination last night- wow- great beer. After that, my Dead Guy clone was pretty bland!
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THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO HEAR!

Honestly, until four or five months ago, I wasn't into IPAs at all; now, I can't get enough. Ruination (and 10th Anniversary) are two of the best beers I've ever had. I still like some mellower, malty brews - but Ruination is the sh!t.
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Just adjust the first addition of Cascades to match the AAU (about a double). Alternately use Nuggett or Centenial. NB works too.
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Try some Simcoe for the first bittering.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lorenae
but I'm afraid to have 5 gallons of something that only I'll like.
So what is wrong with having 5 gallons of good beer all for yourself?

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Originally Posted by lorenae
I'm finding IPAs taste better and better to me- I must be losing some of my sense of taste and/or smell.
Or your taste buds are just being educated to appreciate the subtle nuances of good beer.

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I'm going to have to start collecting royaltie or license fees for that IPA recipe. It gets around more than my ex-girlfriend.


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