I really want to max out my 15g mash tun. So bad. I'm planning to do a double batch of an ipa. I'm calculating a gravity for 11 gallons of beer with 35 lbs of grain of about 1.080, given my expected efficiency.
My question is just how heavily should I hop this thing to try and hit 70 IBU or so. I think I can average a 7 gallon boil.
My calculator (beer calculus at hopville.com) says my hop schedule will produce a wort of 75 IBU. However, will this then get further diluted when I add un-boiled wort to make 11 gallons?
I'm defininitely planning on dry-hopping the crap out of it (2 oz per 5g batch) either way!
Here's the recipe:
Any comments on this recipe or method, other than "wasting" money on hops, is very welcome!