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Old 08-17-2013, 11:35 PM   #1
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I'm trying my hand at writing my 1st IPA recipe--- well not really. I took a Hop Stoopid (which i love) recipe I found, and decreased the ABV and IBU trying to make it a little easier for general consumption (wife, etc). Anyone have an opinion about this morphed recipe? Especially wondering if the amt of dry hops seems a little high now that OG is decently lower?

Batch Size: 6.00 gal Style: American IPA
Color: 5.3 SRM Equipment: BTD's All Grain
Bitterness: 68.2 IBUs Boil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.065 (15.7 P) Mash: 60 min 152, batch sparge,
Est FG: 1.014 SG (3.6 P) Fermentation: Conical
ABV: 6.6%


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14 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
8.0 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM)
1.3 oz Nugget [13.0%] - Boil 60 min
1.00 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min)
0.9 oz Cascade [5.5%] - Boil 12 min
0.9 oz Chinook [13.0%] - Boil 12 min
1.3 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - Boil 0 min, wait 10min before chilling
2 pkgs London Ale Yeast (Wyeast Labs #1028)
0.8 oz Chinook [13.0%] - Dry Hop 5 days
1.5 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - Dry Hop 5 days
3.0 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Dry Hop 5 days


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Old 08-17-2013, 11:59 PM   #2
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You might want to make your life a little easier and build your recipes around ounce or half ounce increments - unless you are buying all your hops bulk.

Other than that, sounds good to me. The dry hop is probably overkill, but it is an IPA after all. I usually stay at 3oz for an IPA.


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I'd cut the nugget addition, to probably .75-1 ounce, and not use 3 ounces of columbus in the dryhop. I'd make the late additions an even ounce each, at 15/10/5/0 minutes for good hops flavor and aroma.
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Thanks Yooper, I was also worried that such a large amount of the IBUs came from the bitter charge but that's how the original recipe went so I was going to try it. I think I will do as you said and decrease the nugget 60 min and increase the late hop additions to get the same IBU. I was also knocking around the idea of taking all of the nugget bittering amount and using it as FWH. I have never done FWH but thought it might make a smoother beer?
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You might want to make your life a little easier and build your recipes around ounce or half ounce increments - unless you are buying all your hops bulk. Other than that, sounds good to me. The dry hop is probably overkill, but it is an IPA after all. I usually stay at 3oz for an IPA.
I'm assuming he uses grams, as he should.
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Thanks Yooper, I was also worried that such a large amount of the IBUs came from the bitter charge but that's how the original recipe went so I was going to try it. I think I will do as you said and decrease the nugget 60 min and increase the late hop additions to get the same IBU. I was also knocking around the idea of taking all of the nugget bittering amount and using it as FWH. I have never done FWH but thought it might make a smoother beer?
Don't do the FWH like that. FWH is supposed to provide a "lingering" hop flavor and aroma, as well as bitterness. For my IPAs, I'll FWH with about 7-10 grams of one of my late addition hops, then reduce the bittering addition to balance sh!t out. Cheers!
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Thanks Yooper, I was also worried that such a large amount of the IBUs came from the bitter charge but that's how the original recipe went so I was going to try it. I think I will do as you said and decrease the nugget 60 min and increase the late hop additions to get the same IBU. I was also knocking around the idea of taking all of the nugget bittering amount and using it as FWH. I have never done FWH but thought it might make a smoother beer?
IMO ditch the Nugget altogether. Not one of my faves.

Now Simcoe, now you are talking!
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IMO ditch the Nugget altogether. Not one of my faves. Now Simcoe, now you are talking!
Bittering with Simcoe is a waste, I'd stick with the Nugget.
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Bittering with Simcoe is a waste, I'd stick with the Nugget.
Now why would you say that? Nugget is completely out of style for this beer. You can stick with what you want, but is a bittering hop really any old hop you want to just toss in there?
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I just realized that if I follow directions and wait 10 min after flameout before chilling, then my 12 min additions are really like 22min flavor additions. Does it work that way ? Then is my Simcoe flameout addition more like a 10 min, and going to add flavor as well as aroma?


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