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Old 04-18-2013, 02:07 AM   #1
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Looking to brew this IIPA based on the "Brewing Classic Styles" book - I changed around some of the hops based on my current inventory. Any thoughts?

Type: Extract Date: 4/21/2013
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Time: 90 min
End of Boil Volume 5.25 gal
Final Bottling Volume: 4.75 gal

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8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 1 5.3 %
7 lbs Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 2 73.7 %
8.0 oz Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 3 5.3 %
2.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 4 93.5 IBUs
2.00 oz Warrior [15.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 5 107.9 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 45.0 min Hop 6 40.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 7 36.2 IBUs
2.25 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 8 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
2.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml] Yeast 10 -
1 lbs 8.0 oz Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 11 15.8 %
4.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 12 0.0 IBUs
2.75 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.080
Est Final Gravity: 1.012
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 9.0 %
Bitterness: 277.7 IBUs
Est Color: 9.7 SRM


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Old 04-18-2013, 02:12 AM   #2
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wow... looking for "rip your face off" ipa, are we? i think that would be nasty, and i love hops


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Old 04-18-2013, 02:14 AM   #3
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That is going to be bitter as hell. Not that I wouldn't love it, but I'd cut the bittering (90min) addition down to maybe 1oz of Warrior. Throw the Chinook in anywhere in the last 10 minutes for some nice pine and spice flavor.

I'd also skip the 90 minute boil and just do 60. You don't have anything there that requires you to spend another 30 minutes of your brew day boiling.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:38 AM   #4
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in the book jamil said that its similar to pliney and the ibu's listed are around 286. so I wasn't meaning to do a rip the face ipa. just patterning after a respected beer.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:38 PM   #5
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well now I'm concerned about the beer being undrinkable. again, its virtually the same as jamils pliney based IIPA. any IIPA experts or pliney fans want to comment on the hop schedule?
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No way in hell is Pliny >200 IBU. I'd guess much closer to 100, which is plenty bitter.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:52 PM   #7
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It looks absurdly bitter to me as well......but tons of people brew Pliny clones and they are 200+ Ibus with those massive bittering additions and folks seem to love 'em.

Kal's 10gal recipe for instance: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/fo...ic.php?t=25406

Personally I'd take an ounce off of each of the 90 and 60 minute additions and add them at flameout.
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Is it really worth the price of all those hops? I mean, will you really enjoy those extra 100 IBUs? If so, knock yerself out!
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Read this

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Read this

486286.cache1.evolutionhosting.com/attachments/0000/6351/doubleIPA.pdf
that's awesome and helpful! Thanks!
I decided to drop the warrior and move the boil from 90 to 60. Now we're in the 160 IBU range.


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