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Old 02-17-2012, 12:38 AM   #1
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Default Super High Gravity Rye IIPA recipe critique

So I'm trying to make some super hoppy rocket fuel. Tell me what you think about the recipe and such. I'm trying to push the 13% mark and really extract some alpha acids by adding my extract late. Also, will a 2L stir-plate starter of WLP001 get me to 13%? I'm trying to avoid using their Super High Gravity yeast because I've heard about it giving-off some bad flavors. All help and suggestions are appreciated.

Estimated OG: 1.109 SG
Estimated FG: 1.016
Estimated ABV: 12.5%
Estimated Color: 12.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 217.4 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 0.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Boil Vol: 6.25 Gal

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
2 lbs 8.0 oz Rye Malt (4.7 SRM) Grain 1 16.1 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2 3.2 %
8.0 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3 3.2 %
2.00 oz Warrior [15.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 73.7 IBUs
1.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 5 22.3 IBUs
0.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 6 9.7 IBUs
10 lbs Light Dry Extract [Boil for 15 min](8.0 Dry Extract 7 64.5 %
2 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose) [Boil for 15 min]( Sugar 8 12.9 %
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 7.0 min Hop 9 3.6 IBUs
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 7.0 min Hop 10 3.3 IBUs
0.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 7.0 min Hop 11 4.3 IBUs
1.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35. Yeast 12 -
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 21.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 21.0 Days Hop 14 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 21.0 Days Hop 15 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 15 lbs 8.0 oz
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Sparge: Remove grains, and prepare to boil wort
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:26 AM   #2
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You may need some more barley to get the rye to convert. I am not sure how much, but I know it is usually mashed with 2row to convert it. Victory may be able to covert it, not sure if 8oz is enough though.

Where are your other 100 ibus coming from? The total of the additions is only 117....or is the extra from adding extract late? Hop choice looks good to me, but with something that big I would add more at the late additions.
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Throw in like 1.5 lbs 6 row. It has more doastatic power and should convert the rye no problem. Looks pretty good to me otherwise!
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You may need some more barley to get the rye to convert. I am not sure how much, but I know it is usually mashed with 2row to convert it. Victory may be able to covert it, not sure if 8oz is enough though.

Where are your other 100 ibus coming from? The total of the additions is only 117....or is the extra from adding extract late? Hop choice looks good to me, but with something that big I would add more at the late additions.
I believe that the extra IBUs are coming from the initially very weak wort.

Also, thanks for the suggestion (everyone) of using more base malt for conversion. I totally missed that.
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