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Old 01-12-2013, 12:32 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Gunpowder View Post
OK Upon considering all of these comments, I've made the following changes to the hop lineup:

60 minutes: 2oz Cascade
30 minutes: 2oz Warrior
15 minutes: 4oz Magnum
10 minutes: 2oz Chinook, 2oz Warrior
5 minutes: 2oz Warrior
Dryhop: 2oz Magnum

According to BeerSmith, this reduces IBUs to 91, which is spot-on for an Imperial IPA

That being established, how do the rest of the ingredients look?

Better. The timing is way better with a heavier influence at the tail end of the boil. However, magnum is a terrific bittering hop which isn't great at the end of the boil so I would use that at 60. Cascade on the other hand is terrific at the end of the boil so I would use it there. If you want to bitter with cascade I would still use it at the end and just dump the magnum then.


Amt Name Type # %/IBU
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 1 7.7 %
5 lbs Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 2 38.5 %
1 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 3 7.7 %
1.50 oz Magnum [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 59.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 5 18.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 5.6 IBUs
6 lbs Amber Liquid Extract [Boil for 5 min](12.5 SRM) Extract 7 46.2 %
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 3.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 9 7.3 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Magnum [14.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 12 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.092 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.019 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 9.7 %
Bitterness: 122.1 IBUs
Est Color: 16.0 SRM

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Old 01-12-2013, 05:23 PM   #12
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OK Final line-up change to the hops:

4oz Warrior
2oz Magnum

2oz Magnum

2oz Warrior

2oz Magnum
1oz Cascade
1oz Chinook

1oz Cascase
1oz Chinook

Est. IBU: 126.4
Est. ABV: 10.3%
Gravities: 1.089-SG, 1.012-FG

And for those unsure about some of these hops, here are the BeerSmith descriptions of them:

High alpha hops from Yakima Chief Ranches. Also called YCR-5. Mild aroma and low cohumulone content - primarily for bittering.
Used for: Ales, stouts
Aroma: Neutral, clean, mild
Substitutes: Nugget, Columbus, Magnum

Strong versatile bittering hop
Used for: Ales, porters, stouts
Aroma: Heavy and spicy aroma
Substitutes: Galena, Eroica, Nugget, Bullion
Examples: Sierra Nevada Stout, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

German Hallertauer hybrid, widely used in Germany
Used for: German ales and lagers
Aroma: Good aroma and stable spicy flavor
Substitutes: N/A

A hops with Northern Brewers Heritage
Used for: American ales and lagers
Aroma: Strong spicy, floral, grapefruit character
Substitutes: Centennial
Examples: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Anchor Liberty Ale
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:28 PM   #13
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Go for it. I'm interested in hearing how the final beer turns out with this hop schedule. I worry that you're putting way too much super alpha bittering hops in for the whole boil, but just because I worry about it doesn't mean it won't turn out fine.

I recognize that you need to use 16 ounces of hops and that you have 6 magnum, 6 warrior, 2 cascade, and 2 chinook. It also sounds like you'll only be boiling about 3 gallons of the final wort. If I were limited by your constraints, this is how I would do the hop schedule:

60 minutes -
1 Magnum
1 Warrior

15 minutes -
1 Magnum
1 Warrior

10 minutes -
1 Magnum
1 Warrior

5 minutes -
2 Magnum

0 minutes -
1 Chinook
2 Warrior
1 Magnum

Dry Hop -
2 Cascade
1 Chinook
1 Warrior

I would also make sure to use the 2 pounds of dextrose to help dry out the beer so it's not too sweet. Keep an eye on fermentation temperatures and as the fermenting it finishing up start to bring the temp to the upper range of US05 to help promote a good full attenuation.

Most importantly, have fun and report back how the beer turns out.
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