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Old 07-13-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default C4 IPA (Chinook, Cascade, Centennial and Citra)

Im brewing an IPA tomorrow that will have 5 oz of hops with 4 varieties, Chinook, Cascade, Centennial and Citra hence the C4 name. I was hopping yall could help me out a bit.

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10 lbs Pale Malt
1lb Carapils
1lb Vienna
8oz Carmal 20

This is based off of a two hearted recipe and I think 60min as well. Seemed pretty basic.

The hop additions are;
60 Chinook
60 Centennial
15 Cascade
10 Citra
5 or 2 Citra

All are 1 ozs each.

Using Wyeast American Ale 1056.
Beersmith gives me 6.1% and 85IBUS.

Need help on a mashing temp. What do yall think?

Edit Should also mention this is BIAB and grain was double milled.


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Old 07-13-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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what are the IBUs on this? 1 oz each of Chinook and Centennial is something like 70 IBUs in bittering hops alone, isn't it?

I like the grain bill and C hops are always nice.


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Old 07-13-2013, 07:03 PM   #3
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looks like a good one to try, and LOVE the name very clever!
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Should I aim for 150-151? And is there much difference between adding Citra at 5 or 2? Or should I do one at 5 and one at 2?
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Hi Henry - I think this recipe looks good. I just finished brewing an IPA that is really close your recipe, except in my recipe I had corn sugar where you have Vienna malt.

My brew really dried out and I think its way too bitter. Your use of Vienna should result in a little more malty flavor to balance out the hops. If I had to give any recommendations it may be to back off on the Citra from 1 oz to .5oz additions @ 10 and 5 minutes.

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Hi Henry - I think this recipe looks good. I just finished brewing an IPA that is really close your recipe, except in my recipe I had corn sugar where you have Vienna malt.

My brew really dried out and I think its way too bitter. Your use of Vienna should result in a little more malty flavor to balance out the hops. If I had to give any recommendations it may be to back off on the Citra from 1 oz to .5oz additions @ 10 and 5 minutes.

Good Luck!
Thanks for the advice. Im ok with bitter but I dont want it too bitter. Just updated my beersmith recipe with the right alpha and beta acids off the packaging and it came in around 81. If you think I should back off the bitterness shouldnt I scale back the 60min additions?
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I have two IPA recipes, one all citra and chinook. I would say 81 IBUs is good for an IPA but if you want to lower it a little I would reduce the 60 min a little. As for the Citra 10 and 5 is good, but I would also add in some dry hop with citra, 2oz or so for 5-7 days. Citra has a wonderful aroma and really comes through with dry hopping
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I would mash at 150, but I like my IPAd to be on the dry side. I would also suggest to do 1 oz Citra at like 5, or flameout, and dryhop one oz.
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And I would put the Cascade at 10 rather than 15 mins.

60: Centennial and Chinook
10: Cascade
5: Citra
Dryhop Citra for 5-7 days

All 1 oz as stated in the original.

Either way, your recipe as you suggested would be good to. Cheers!
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Thanks guys.


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