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Old 07-28-2007, 02:58 AM   #1
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Hello all,
Here is an IPA recipe that I am just about to brew but I'm concerned about the hop level. I don't want over the top hoppiness, but I do want some noticable. Any suggestions are appreciated. This will be a 10 gal. finished batch. All hops are pellet.

20 lbs. Two-row
1 lbs. Crystal 10L
1 lbs. Crystal 40L
1 lbs. Dextrin

1.5 oz. Amarillo 8.5%, 12.8 AAU 90 mins
1.5 oz. Chinook 18%, 27 AAU 90 mins
1.5 oz. Centennial 8% 90 mins
1.5 oz. Amarillo 60 mins
1.5 oz. Chinook 60 mins
1.5 oz. Centennial 60 mins
1 oz. Amarillo 0 mins steeped
1 oz. Chinook 0 mins steeped
1 oz. Centennial steeped 15 mins after flame out
1 oz. Amarillo dry hop secondary
1 oz. Chinook dry hop secondary

1056 yeast cake from Lagunitas IPA clone

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Old 07-28-2007, 03:00 AM   #2
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You're using 14 oz of hops in 1 brew?

That's the same amount of hops I use in 28 batches of Hefe Weizen...

I'm not even gonna count up the %...
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Old 07-28-2007, 03:07 AM   #3
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It is a 10 gal batch. So say 7 oz. for a 5 gal batch. Does that sound better?

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Old 07-28-2007, 03:09 AM   #4
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Maybe give us some commercial examples you consider too hoppy and not hoppy enough.

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Old 07-28-2007, 03:11 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by PT Ray
Maybe give us some commercial examples you consider too hoppy and not hoppy enough.
lol, that's can comment based on his preference

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Old 07-28-2007, 01:29 PM   #6
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Doesn't sound excessive, although you don't have any flavor adds (15-20 min. boil) which is odd in an IPA. I'd be inclined to mix the bittering hops and do equal adds at 90/60/20. The 15 min. post-flameout add, will the wort still be hot or is this just before dumping in the fermenter? I haven't run across that timing before.

When most people talk about hoppiness, they are referring to hop aroma. Dry hop or not as necessary.
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Old 07-28-2007, 01:32 PM   #7
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I'd probably not dry hop or steep with chinook- I think that might be kind of harsh. I'd personally either leave those additions out, or use a different hops variety there. And I'd follow David_42's advice on the flavor hops.

Otherwise, I like it.
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Old 07-28-2007, 02:36 PM   #8
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Thank you all, that was the opions I was looking for. I'll change the additions to 30 and 15 mins and save a little left over for a dry hop if necessary. Maybe the Amarillo.
Going fishing now so I'll brew tonight I think.

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Old 07-28-2007, 03:18 PM   #9
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Just in Chinook additions alone, you're well over 100 IBU. That's just undrinkable in my opinion, but you know what they say about opinions...
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Old 07-28-2007, 07:59 PM   #10
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my last beer had 8oz of hops in it it came out amazing. But i love hoppy beers.

Have you ever had Dog Fish Head 90min IPA? that to me is the right amount of hops. The 120 is amazing to but i can't drink more that 2 of them before i'm good!

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