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Old 04-21-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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Default Please critique my Simcoe IPA recipe

Hey all- I'm brewing this up either this afternoon or tomorrow. I've already got my grains, so I really won't be deviating from the grain bill. Just curious to what everyone thinks about this...What should I be expecting?

This is the first time I created my own recipe. I used Brewer's Friend and had a blast messing around with it. Anyway...Let me know your thoughts:

1- Gallon AG Batch
Simcoe IPA
60 min boil
Mash 154 for 60 min
Target OG: 1.058
Target FG: 1.016
Efficiency: 65%
IBU's: 74
ABV: 5.5%


Grains

2.20 lb American 2-Row
0.15 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt 40L
0.10 lb Victory Malt

Hops
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ FWH
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ 60 min
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ 30 min
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ 5 min
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ 1 min
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ Flameout

Misc
Whirlfloc @ 15 min.

Dry Hop
Simcoe- 0.10 oz for 1 week after FG is met

Yeast
US-05


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Old 04-21-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
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Shoot for 65 IBUs, use more late/dry hops.


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If it was me, I'd drop the 30min addition and change the end additions to 0.2oz 10min, 0.2oz 5min, 0.2oz flameout. Then 0.2oz dryhop.

I'd also question why I'm doing a FWH and 60min.

Maybe 55-60IBU and an FG of 1.012-14 might be a bit more balanced and in style as well.
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this looks very good. i love simcoe hops.
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It looks a bit light in the hops department in my opinion for an IPA. I'm not sure how much of the hop aroma and flavor will come out with less than one ounce used in the entire brewing process. I generally use three ounces for aroma and flavoring and one ounce for dry hopping alone. That's just me.
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If it was me, I'd drop the 30min addition and change the end additions to 0.2oz 10min, 0.2oz 5min, 0.2oz flameout. Then 0.2oz dryhop.
I second this. I think it looks like a nice recipe though. I've brewed some batches with almost the exact same grain bill and using amarillo plus simcoe. Personally I'm fine with the 74 IBU's.
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It looks a bit light in the hops department in my opinion for an IPA. I'm not sure how much of the hop aroma and flavor will come out with less than one ounce used in the entire brewing process. I generally use three ounces for aroma and flavoring and one ounce for dry hopping alone. That's just me.
it's a 1 gallon batch.
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It looks a bit light in the hops department in my opinion for an IPA. I'm not sure how much of the hop aroma and flavor will come out with less than one ounce used in the entire brewing process. I generally use three ounces for aroma and flavoring and one ounce for dry hopping alone. That's just me.
Did you see he's got a 1 gallon batch? 3 ounces flavor and aroma would be 15 oz in 5 gallons.

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it's a 1 gallon batch.
I stand corrected. Sorry.
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I ended up going with the following hop additions (grain bill staying the same as above)...What do you guys think?

Hops
Simcoe- 0.20 oz @ 60 min
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ 5 min
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ 1 min
Simcoe- 0.10 oz @ Flameout

Dry Hop
Simcoe- 0.20 oz for 1 week


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