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Old 12-14-2011, 10:50 PM   #1
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So I'm brewing an ipa this weekend and I'm not dead set on a certain hop schedule. Let's play around with this a bit!

5 gallon batch

10# 2 row
1# Munich
1/2# crystal 40

I wanna use 4 oz of hops in the boil and 1 oz of hops for dry hopping, for 5oz total (cost reasons).

These are the hops I would like to use

Amarillo
Centennial
Columbus
Falconer's flight

I wanna see what you guys think is the best way to utilize these strains to get the best bitterness/flavor/aroma in an ipa!


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Old 12-15-2011, 05:27 AM   #2
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No one wants to take a whack at this?


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Old 12-15-2011, 05:47 AM   #3
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Hi, I'll take a stab. I love to brew, but I'm -uh- financially challenged. I recently made an India Black Ale. I used 1 oz of Magnum, at 18% AA, in a 4 gal batch, for 63 IBU. Then I dry hopped with 1 oz of Cascade, for aroma and flavor.

I don't even pretend to be an expert, but I really like the resulting beer.
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I'd buy 2oz Falconer, 1oz Columbus, 1oz Amarillo, 1oz Centennial and then I'd do:

.5oz Columbus @ 60
.5 of Centennial, Amarillo, and Falconer @ 15
.25 Columbus @ 15
.5 of Centennial, Amarillo, and Falconer @ 5
.25 Columbus @ 5

1oz of Falconer for 7 days dry hop.

That's MY opinion on it. I'd showcase the Falconer, since it's got a lot of the same qualities that the Amarillo and Centennial have. Columbus does have some citrusy notes to it, but it's more earthy/spicy/pungent.

Edit: Columbus is better used as a bittering hop, but it can be used for aroma/flavor too. The Amarillo/Centennial/Falconer combo will be fantastic if it's half as good as it should be.
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I've never had falconer but I'd second Keffa's schedule. I did FWH in my last IPA but used a schedule like this but added some at flameout too. And did a double dry hop. But I stockpiled hops for a while.
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I've never had falconer but I'd second Keffa's schedule. I did FWH in my last IPA but used a schedule like this but added some at flameout too. And did a double dry hop. But I stockpiled hops for a while.


I'm just using what he gave me as options :P
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I used 18oz. Ten gallon batch though. Maybe .75oz of columbus in FWH, then 1oz falconer for a week and then finish with the last .25oz of columbus. I like to add a little of that base aroma back.
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That's interesting, I have never dry hopped with pellet hops. What I know about Falconer's is that it's not an actual strain, but a blend of strains pressed together into pellets. I was thinking of using an ounce of Columbus for bittering, is only using a half ounce going to be enough for bittering for a an ipa?
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You could definately use a whole ounce to bitter with if you want it more bitter.
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That's interesting, I have never dry hopped with pellet hops. What I know about Falconer's is that it's not an actual strain, but a blend of strains pressed together into pellets. I was thinking of using an ounce of Columbus for bittering, is only using a half ounce going to be enough for bittering for a an ipa?
Probably- it depends on the OG of the beer and the AAUs of the hops.


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