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Old 01-16-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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after drinking SN ruthless rye all weekend, I want to try a rye IPA ... I've also been wanting to try hop bursting ... here is a recipe I have been working on with a little research ... any thoughts would be appreciated ... thanks !!

65% 6 lbs Briess 2 Row Brewers Malt
22% 2 lbs Rye Malt
8% 12 oz. Caramel/Crystal Malt
3% 4 oz. Briess White Wheat Malt info
3% 4 oz Briess Carapils


Batch size: 3.5 gallons Original Gravity
1.070 / 17.1° Plato (1.063 to 1.073)
Final Gravity
1.019 / 4.8° Plato (1.017 to 1.020)
Color
11° SRM / 22° EBC
(Copper to Red/Lt. Brown)
Mash Efficiency
75%
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use time oz variety form aa
boil 30 mins 1.0 Nugget info pellet 13.0
boil 15 mins 0.5 Mt. Hood info pellet 6.0
boil 5 mins 0.5 Mt. Hood info pellet 6.0
boil 1 min 1.0 Mt. Hood info pellet 6.0

Boil: 4.0 avg gallons for 60 minutes Bitterness
60.7 IBU / 0 HBU
ƒ: Tinseth
BU:GU
0.87
yeast
Safale US-05 Dry Yeast info
ale yeast in dry form with low to medium flocculation and 73% attenuation


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Old 01-16-2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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3 oz of hops isn't anywhere near enough for a hopbursted IPA. Need probably double that.

Also, Mt Hood as your main flavor hop is pretty unusual & won't give you the kind of flavor we usually think of as an IPA. Not that it'll be bad, just won't taste like an IPA.

Finally, mash low -- you want you FG to be down around 1.015 or below.


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3 oz of hops isn't anywhere near enough for a hopbursted IPA. Need probably double that.

I brewed up Evil Twin this weekend and it called for a total of 5 oz. of hops over the course the last 20 minutes with 4 of them being in the last 10 minutes. Heretic Brewing does this same beer and it's got HUGE aroma and flavor. Smooooth bitterness too. Hop bursting FTW.
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3 oz of hops isn't anywhere near enough for a hopbursted IPA. Need probably double that.

Also, Mt Hood as your main flavor hop is pretty unusual & won't give you the kind of flavor we usually think of as an IPA. Not that it'll be bad, just won't taste like an IPA.

Finally, mash low -- you want you FG to be down around 1.015 or below.
i saw the mt hood on another popular rye IPA recipe so I thought it would be good with the rye malt ... any other suggestions for a rye beer's hops ??

this is a 3.5 gallon recipe and I like my IPAs around 60 IBUs so I thought it was enough hops ... did you see it was 3.5 gallons ??

thatnks for the thoughts ... i need the help .. as I am still a Noob
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:12 PM   #5
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Looks like a scaled down version of my recipe....I've made it with all late additon hops a few times, but it never seemd to have the "hop punch" I like in the beer. The bitterness was too subdued and mellow for my tastes.
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Looks good, but I would up the late hop additions as well. Just brewed a CDA with 15.5oz of hops added after the 15 minute addition mark.


Also I'm extra jealous you have found Ruthless. I live < 200mi away from Chico and I still can't find it...
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Looks like a scaled down version of my recipe....I've made it with all late additon hops a few times, but it never seemd to have the "hop punch" I like in the beer. The bitterness was too subdued and mellow for my tastes.
yea ... i guess it is pretty much your recipe ... I just swapped the bittering hops to nugget .... maybe this isn't the beer to try hop bursting on I guess ... I'm on the fence now ... thanks for the thoughts !!!
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Looks good, but I would up the late hop additions as well. Just brewed a CDA with 15.5oz of hops added after the 15 minute addition mark.


Also I'm extra jealous you have found Ruthless. I live < 200mi away from Chico and I still can't find it...
well as soon as you can get your hands on some, do it ... I like it better than celebration ... just a very balanced beer ... BTW, I think celebration was more bitter this year than last ... probably just my taste buds .. who knows ... cheers !!
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Actually just found some. I'll be cracking it open later.
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Ruthless was pretty tasty- like Torpedo with Rye! I'll keep an eye on this thread to see how the recipe turns out.


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