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Old 07-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Columbus/Simcoe/Cascade IIPA (Simple Recipe for beginners)

Recipe Type: Partial Mash
Yeast: WLP005
Yeast Starter: 2 Quarts
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.081
Final Gravity: 1.010
IBU: 45
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: Deep Amber
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 @ 72*F
Tasting Notes: Slightly fruity, but clean. Tons of citrus and starburst aroma, with a hint of pine.

A simple recipe, but one of my favorites as it was my first ever homebrew. A great way to get your feet wet, with excellent results.

Bring 2.5 gallons of water to 160*F. Steep the following grains for 20 mins:

8 oz Caramel Malt 60L
4 oz Carapils

Remove grains and bring to a boil

Then add:

10lbs Golden Light LME
1lbs corn sugar

Boil for 60 mins.

Hop Schedule:

45 min- 2 oz Columbus
15 min- 2 oz Columbus
0 min- 2 oz Simcoe
Dry hop- 2 oz Cascade directly to primary fermenter 10-7 days before bottling.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Simple works IME as well...wow "first ever homebrew" a IIPA. With another ounce of Columbus you could burst that in 15 minutes to make it really simple....hahaha cheers!
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The grain bill here....those amounts just seem rather small compared to what I've seen in other brews. Just wanted to make sure that they were accurate and not a typo.

Also, thoughts on subbing 1lb of honey for the corn sugar? Should up the gravity and abv a bit, but I'm curious if it would help impart an additional floral note.
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Hello, this thread is 2 y/o lol.

Boiling honey will likely disperse all its aroma, and honey ferments dry. Boiled honey, corn sugar or table sugar will yield similar results in a beer like this. The special malt quantities are low because the OP is also adding 10 lbs lme, which also contains spec malts.

X large beers like this often have very simple grain bills, the OG on this is very high, and LME is not all that fermentable.

A lb of honey is comparable to a lb of CS as far as fermentables, plus minus.
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Yeah, I know its an old thread, one of the only partial extract recipes I could find for an IIPA.


Thank you for the response, I truly appreciate your insight.
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