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Old 01-06-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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I'm looking for some feedback on this recipe before I brew it.

Volume: 5.00
Estimated Original Gravity: 1.072
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.017
Estimated Alcohol% (ABV): 7.20
Estimated Bitterness (IBU): 60.52

2 Row 10.00 lbs
Crystal 40L 0.50 lbs
Flaked Wheat 0.50 lbs
Munich 1.00 lbs
Victory 1.00 lbs

Summit (18.20% ) 0.50 oz First Wort
Summit (18.20% ) 1.00 oz Boil for 60.00 min
Ahtanum (5.20% ) 0.25 oz Boil for 15.00 min
Simcoe (13.00% ) 0.25 oz Boil for 15.00 min
Ahtanum (5.20% ) 0.25 oz Boil for 5.00 min
Simcoe (13.00% ) 0.25 oz Boil for 5.00 min

Ahtanum (5.20% ) 0.50 oz Dry Hop for 7.00 days
Simcoe (13.00% ) 0.50 oz Dry Hop for 7.00 days
Summit (18.20% ) 0.50 oz Dry Hop for 7.00 days

Mash at 154 degrees for 60.00 minutes

S-05 Safale - American Ale Yeast

I used some Victory in a Pumpkin Ale and liked the biscuity flavor it added, so decided to try it here. Munich to add a bit more maltiness.

I was considering eliminating the Crystal 40 ... I don't like IPAs that are too sweet.

All advice appreciated.

Thanks!


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Old 01-06-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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Why first wort the summit? I would move the Ahtanum Hops there instead. Also would consider involving Citra instead of Simcoe. Seems like you would want more citrus flavor and less pine...

I think your grain breakdown is really interesting. You will have to let us know how it turns out. Havn't used victory in a IPA myself.


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Old 01-06-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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Looks solid I love ahtanum with simcoe. Not a big fan of victory but that's just my palate.
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Looks good.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:24 AM   #5
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I had considered using Citra. I made a pale ale with Simcoe and Amarillo which I liked, and I thought this hop combo might be similar.

If I like how this one turns out I'll probably try some variations with the hops. Might not have time to brew this for awhile. I'll post back after I do.

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Old 01-07-2013, 03:51 AM   #6
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I think it's too much victory malt- I'd reduce that by half.

I also think the FWH and 60 minute hops are too much- I'd cut some of that, and that .25 ounce of hops for late additions is not enough. I'd reduce the 60 minute hops, so that you get 30-40 IBUs with the FWH/60 minute hops, and make the late additions one ounce at 15/10/5/0 and of course keep the dryhopping at 1-3 ounces.
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I think it's too much victory malt- I'd reduce that by half.

I also think the FWH and 60 minute hops are too much- I'd cut some of that, and that .25 ounce of hops for late additions is not enough. I'd reduce the 60 minute hops, so that you get 30-40 IBUs with the FWH/60 minute hops, and make the late additions one ounce at 15/10/5/0 and of course keep the dryhopping at 1-3 ounces.
Just want to make sure I'm interpreting your advice correctly ... you're recommending a total of 4 oz of hops in the late additions using a combo of the hops for each addition.

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Just want to make sure I'm interpreting your advice correctly ... you're recommending a total of 4 oz of hops in the late additions using a combo of the hops for each addition.

Thanks.
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Yes, but three would suffice if you wanted to do only 15/5/0 for times.
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Thanks for the feedback. I was wondering if the Victory amount might be too high ... I'll reduce it to 1/2#

Here's the revised hop schedule:

Summit (18.20%) 0.25 oz First Wort
Summit (18.20%) 0.50 oz Boil for 60.00 min

Ahtanum (5.20%) 0.33 oz Boil for 15.00 min
Simcoe (13.00%) 0.33 oz Boil for 15.00 min
Summit (18.20%) 0.33 oz Boil for 15.00 min

Ahtanum (5.20%) 0.33 oz Boil for 5.00 min
Simcoe (13.00%) 0.33 oz Boil for 5.00 min
Summit (18.20%) 0.33 oz Boil for 5.00 min

Ahtanum (5.20%) 0.33 oz Add at knockout
Simcoe (13.00%) 0.33 oz Add at knockout
Summit (18.20%) 0.33 oz Add at knockout

Ahtanum (5.20%) 0.50 oz Dry Hop for 7.00 days
Simcoe (13.00%) 0.50 oz Dry Hop for 7.00 days
Summit (18.20%) 0.50 oz Dry Hop for 7.00 days

I'm considering upping the dry hops to .75 oz each ...
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Agree with much of what Yooper said.

Cut Victory by half, then...

Summit .75 to 1.00 oz @ 60 min

Move your original FWH addition to 30 min

Finally, double all of the late addtions and dryhops in your LAST post.


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