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Old 07-08-2012, 12:56 AM   #1
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I placed an order with my LHBS to be picked up at our local farmer's market so i could make a pale ale. The recipe that i was going to make was pretty simple. 11 lbs. of 2-row, a touch of honey malt, 2 oz. of cascade, and 2 oz. of cluster. Then i was going to pitch some US-05 for a nice clean ferment. However, they didn't have my order. The first thing i did is sub in a pound of vienna in place of the honey malt. And when i got home i realized that i have 13.5 lbs. of 2-row instead of 11. Anyway, what i have now is

2-row- 13.5 lbs. (probably)
Vienna- 1.0 lbs. (probably)
Cluster (6.8%)- 2 oz.
US Tettnang (4.8%)- 1 oz.
US Magnum (14.7%)- 1 oz.

It seems like i'm on my way to an IPA, but i don't really know what to do with the hops and all the grain (it's already milled and mixed). Also, this will be a 5 gal. batch sparge.

I've been lurking and learning on this site for about two years now so i would like to say thank you to all for the great information.

 
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:18 AM   #2
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Ounce of magnum at 60
Half the other hops at 10 and half at flameout.

Haven't put it in software but that will got you a bitter IPA with a good dose of flavor and aroma. Go back and get your favorite dry hopping hop and add to secondary.

 
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:26 AM   #3
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At 75% mash efficiency you end up with
Og 1.073 at 5.5 gal post boil
Fg 1.017
58.3 ibu
4.5 srm
.8 bu:gu ratio
7.4 abv

Sounds like a decent iPa with some dry hop

 
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:35 AM   #4
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Not a bad idea. I really wasn't sure if the tettnang belonged with everything else. Or if I should do without the magnum. I do like the "everything else as aroma and flavor" idea though. Thanks

 
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:28 AM   #5
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You didn't mention a yeast on hand, so I presume it could be anything? Forgo the vienna malt and go KOLSCH. 'tis the season. Bitter w/ magnum, and flavor/aroma w/ tettnang.

edit- I just noticed the vienna is mixed. wth, go for it.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:05 AM   #6
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+1 to what Gartywood said
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:09 AM   #7
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The one thing that actually went according to plan is the us-05 that I got. A kolsch would be nice. Too far to drive to get more supplies though so I am stuck with what I have on hand. I think I might have some caramel 80 in the freezer. I wonder how that would be.

 
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:11 PM   #8
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I wouldn't add the 80 you've already got a pretty thick beer with a high starting gravity and a low bu:gu ratio for an ipa style. With what you have on hand I think that is the best style to shoot for and I still might even dump a couple of lbs of the grain because this is almost imperial in gravity but at he low to middle in bitterness

 
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:33 PM   #9
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I was kind of thinking the same thing. I hate to waste the grain though. Do you know if it will keep frozen if it is crushed?

 
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