Cascade focused IPA? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Cascade focused IPA?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-10-2013, 04:12 AM   #1
updog
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Posts: 9



i bought a pound of cascade and columbus hops the other day because they were only like $11/lb each. i have been trying to put together an ipa that is cascade heavy so i can use some of them up (a pound is a lot haha). any thoughts on the recipe i have developed?

Batch Size: 5g
IBUs: 79.6
Color: 6.6 SRM
est OG: 1.068
est FG: 1.011
ABV: 7.5

grains:
12# pale malt 2 row
1# Caramel 20

hops:
1oz columbus (15%) @ 60min

.5oz cascade @ 20min
.25oz columbus @ 20min

.5oz cascade @ 15 min

.75oz cascade @ 10 min

.5oz cascade @ 5 min
.5oz willamette @ 5 min

.75oz cascade @ 0 min

i wasnt sure how to properly paste my beersmith recipe, so i attached it..maybe it will magically show up?
File Type: bsmx cascade ipa.bsmx (20.4 KB, 31 views)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 04:18 AM   #2
lumpher
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
texas
Posts: 5,065
Liked 265 Times on 226 Posts


i don't see any dry-hop there... since you're creating a hop-bomb, why not add an oz cascade for dry-hopping?
__________________
There is no "i" in denial.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 04:56 AM   #3
updog
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Posts: 9


i wasnt sure how to add that into the beersmith program. i actually have cut my 60 minute bittering to .5oz and that dropped overall IBUs by about 20 to something around 56 IBUs. i think this will be more agreeable. but yes, i will be dropping a couple ounces of cascade in the secondary for a week. great suggestion!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 05:22 AM   #4
chumpsteak
 
chumpsteak's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Meridian, ID
Posts: 852
Liked 96 Times on 79 Posts


If you're making a 7.5% abv IPA you want the IBU's up at your original 79 range if not higher in my opinion.
__________________
Well lucky you, the devil made you look....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 06:08 AM   #5
updog
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Posts: 9


yeah, i agree. that was why i had it up high to begin with. so, i think ive figured this beer smith business out. i was able to add a dry hop. i usually brew not with a computer so its all a little new haha

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 06:41 PM   #6
bobbrews
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Sierra, Nevada
Posts: 4,034
Liked 439 Times on 350 Posts


Ground it out with the majority of your IBUs early.
Round it out with a small middle charge.
Pound it out with a huge whirlpool & dryhop.

...That's my mantra.

1.25 oz columbus @ 60 min
0.75 oz columbus @ 30 min
1.50 oz cascade @ 5 min
2.50 oz cascade @ whirlpool
1.00 oz columbus @ whirlpool
2.50 oz cascade @ dryhop
1.50 oz columbus @ dryhop

updog Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 08:13 PM   #7
updog
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Posts: 9


Bob I noticed that your location is sierra, Nevada. Is that an ode to the brewery? I grew up in Chico where its located

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 08:43 PM   #8
bobbrews
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Sierra, Nevada
Posts: 4,034
Liked 439 Times on 350 Posts


Not my actual location, just an ode to the brewery

updog Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 08:47 PM   #9
Ramitt
 
Ramitt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Bloomington, Indiana
Posts: 1,117
Liked 69 Times on 64 Posts


Columbus and cascade are an excellent combo for an IPA, in the right proportion rather similar to Centennial. I like Bobs hop schedule, but I tend to skip the 30 and like a small first wort addition.
__________________
Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime! - Bill Owen

updog Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 12:27 AM   #10
updog
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Posts: 9


nice. thanks a lot i really appreciate the input. beer smith puts bobs schedule at nearly 95 IBUs. too much?

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wyeast 2308 for hop focused beers? terrapinj Fermentation & Yeast 3 08-01-2014 03:44 PM
Designing chiller, some hb focused paper? GAZ082 Chillers & Stir Plates 0 02-17-2013 06:27 PM
Any good liberty hop focused recipes? SailorTodd Recipes/Ingredients 2 06-15-2012 10:27 PM
Confessions of a former hophead. Or how I learned to love malt focused beers. Zymurgrafi General Beer Discussion 18 12-25-2008 07:08 AM
Cascade from another place - (Argentine Cascade Hops) andypenning Recipes/Ingredients 4 08-10-2008 02:11 PM


Forum Jump