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Old 01-26-2011, 02:02 AM   #1
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Hope this is the right section of the forum. I'd really appreciate the feedback, this is my first original recipe attempt. Nothing fancy, but a little different take on an IPA.

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Batch size 5 gal
Boil size 2 gal
8lbs light malt extract
1lbs light dme
1lbs American 2-row
2.5oz Chinook @ 60
1.5oz Centennial @ 45
1.5oz Chinook @ 30
1.5oz Chinook @ 15
.5oz Willamette aroma
14g Nottingham yeast*
OG 1.071
FG 1.012
~74 IBU
SRM ~8

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Old 01-26-2011, 02:13 AM   #2
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Extract - Cherokee IPA

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Recipe Type: Partial Mash
Yeast: Nottingham
Yeast Starter: No
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: No
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.071
Final Gravity: 1.012
IBU: 74
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: ~8
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 @ 68
Additional Fermentation: No
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 @ 68





I'd really appreciate the feedback, this is my first original recipe attempt. Nothing fancy, but a little different take on an IPA.

Boil size 2 gal
8lbs light malt extract
1lbs light dme
1lbs American 2-row
2.5oz Chinook @ 60
1.5oz Centennial @ 45
1.5oz Chinook @ 30
1.5oz Chinook @ 15
.5oz Willamette aroma
14g Nottingham yeast*

Thanks for the help!



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Old 01-26-2011, 02:23 AM   #3
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the 2-row wouldn't add anything. you really need a crystal for body and head retention. this would taste thin and have no head after a few seconds. i'd change the 2-row up for crystal 60
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:31 AM   #4
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Thanks and thanks for getting the post in the correct forum. :-)
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:42 AM   #5
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I would agree with the advice on the two row. If you want to try some grains, you could add some crystal for color/body/sweetness and/or some carapils for head retention (though not necessary if you add crystal). Or if you're looking to mash some grains, you could try some Vienna.

As for the hops, most people recommend a bittering addition at 60 to get the majority of your IBUs and the rest at 15 and below for flavor and aroma. Hops in the middle range (30-45 min) aren't very effective as bittering or flavor. Maybe something like this:

60 Chinook
15 Chinook
10 Chinook
5 Centennial

As for the Williamette, not sure, but it may get lost in the flavor of the other two.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:20 AM   #6
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definitely ditch the 2-row, whether you want to replace it with something else is up to you, but not totally necessary in an IPA. if you're using briess extract it'll have some carapils in it so you don't need to worry about body/head retention. other extracts may use carapils too, but im not sure.

id use something closer to tagz hop schedule and add in a dry hop
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:43 AM   #7
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Thanks all, just what I was looking for. With the suggested hop schedule do I adjust the amounts to keep the ibu up there or keep it @ 2.5, 1.5, 1.5 and .5?
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:39 PM   #8
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You might want to double check your IBU calculations. 2.5 oz of Chinook at 60 sounded like a lot so I punched it in and got 109 IBU from that addition alone.

I think shooting for the 70 IBU you have above would give you a good BU:GU ratio. Most people shoot for a 1 for an IPA so 1.070 OG and 70 IBU (70:70) would give you that. Anything above a 1 is pretty bitter. So take a second look at your calculations.

What program are you using? For a quick online calc, you could try beer calculus.
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You might want to double check your IBU calculations. 2.5 oz of Chinook at 60 sounded like a lot so I punched it in and got 109 IBU from that addition alone.
its 109 at full boil, but hes only doing a 2gal so its only like 40IBUs.

Bob, def bump up the final addition or add in >1oz dry hop.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:02 AM   #10
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I have struggled with finding a reliable tool. I've been using hopville but will try beer calculus. As a mac user beer smith and Promash aren't available. Thanks again, very helpful stuff).

So I see beer calculus and hopville are one in the same. Which ibu calc do you suggest? With Tensith Im pretty close but with any other options I'm way high?



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