My father-in-law and I will be brewing our first IPA this weekend, and I'm working out the details of the recipe. We've never brewed an IPA before, and wondered if I could float a few questions past this august crew!
As my title suggests, we're big fans of Deschutes, and are aiming for a cross between Red Chair and Chainbreaker. From what I've been able to piece together on the web, that indicates a recipe involving the following:
About 60% pilsner malt (question: can all or some of this be replaced with 2-row pale?)
30% wheat malt
10% either flaked oats, wheat or rye
Mashed around 54degF.
1 oz coriander at 10 min
1 oz citrus zest (at 5 min? flameout? and what citrus? One suggestion I read was a combo of tangerine and grapefruit)
A wit yeast. (Will Safale T-58 do the trick?) Cloudy final product preferred within reason.
(Unfortunately, my HBS's varieties are rather limited....)
1/2 oz Chinook bittering for 60 minutes
2.5 oz Centennial "hop burst" at 15 min
1 oz Cascade dry hop
Aim is to get around 55 IBUs.