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Old 03-28-2011, 12:39 AM   #1
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I thinking about brewing this recipe as an IPA: 10 Gallons
20 lbs - 2Row
3 lbs - Honey Malt
1 lb - Vienna
1.5 lb - 30L

Hops:
Falconers Flight
2.5oz @ 60
2oz @ 30
2oz @ 15
2.5oz @ 5
Dry Hop 2oz

Yeast
Either US-05 or Nottingham


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Old 03-28-2011, 12:42 AM   #2
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Batch size?

I'd ditch the honey malt for sure but the crystal malt is probably ok. If you're in love with the idea of honey malt, the ditch the crystal. You don't want both in an IPA. I'd go up to 5-8% with either crystal or honey malt, or a combo of both, but no higher.

I've never used Falconer's Flight, so I have no idea about the hopping!


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Old 03-28-2011, 12:54 AM   #3
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i'd change the honey malt to crystal 20. honey malt will make it too sweet
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22 lbs - 2Row
2lbs - Honey Malt
1 lb - Vienna
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falconer's flight is supposed to be a substitute for simcoe I believe?

OG? IBUS?
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falconer's flight is supposed to be a substitute for simcoe I believe?

OG? IBUS?
OG projected = 1.064
IBUS = 88
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I'd say with that OG:IBU ratio you'd be okay with a little sweetness in there...that being said I have never used honey malt in an IPA. So I don't know just how sweet it is. Though it sounds interesting for sure.
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What About:
20lbs - 2Row
4lbs - Vienna
1lb - Honey
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Looks good...I like vienna in my IPAs.
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I use Vienna in my APA! That beer never lasts long, in fact my last keg lasted about three weeks!


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