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Old 04-20-2014, 02:26 AM   #11
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Use whatever hops u want


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Old 04-20-2014, 02:34 AM   #12
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The 9% is not exactly what I specifically care for, more so the flavor, but if one were to go for 9% what grain bill would you prescribe?

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Old 04-20-2014, 02:39 AM   #13
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I did a 9% ipa last summer 5 gallon batch with 3lbs of honey in ther fermenter to achieve the ABV the grain bill was as follows


14 lb - Pale Malt (2 Row) US
2 lb - White Wheat Malt
1 lb - Cara-Pils/Dextrine
1 lb - Oats, Flaked

But you can achieve the same gravity with a larger grain bill. Just use beersmith or whatever brew software you choose and adjust the numbers till you get close to what your looking for.




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Old 04-20-2014, 04:20 AM   #14
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Well they don't give much away on their site. From reviews it does sound pretty malty/caramel-y and on the sweet side for a DIPA, and a hop bomb with lots of pine, resin, citrusy flavors. I couldn't find much on a quick search, there's this thread from a few yrs back but no recipe info, unless you want to try to email the brewers.

Sounds like you may have some inside info though with the munich, do you know if those are the 3 hops they use or did you just pick those? If it's just a shot in the dark I'd probably try some simcoe or chinook for the pine, maybe pair one of those with the apollo and cascade. And use lots - i.e. for 5 gallons something like an oz of hops at 15, 10, 5, couple oz at flameout, and 2-3 oz dryhop. Who knows with the malt bill, but going with the minimal info I'd maybe try 20% munich, 5-6% crystal 40, and the rest some type of pale malt base (not really to my style for this kind of beer but trying to aim for what is described). I don't know about using an English yeast, unless you think that's what they use. I'd personally go with a chico strain or other American yeast.
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:21 AM   #15
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I've done an all Munich IPA -tasted great. I say go for it. If I were to do something like this I'd double the hops for each addition from 20 mins to flame out. Instead of magnum & cascade I'd choose simcoe or Citra or summit or Columbus or centenial. Add a lb of cane sugar and you'll be up close to 9% probably on a 5 gallon batch.

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Old 04-20-2014, 07:25 AM   #16
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Chickypad, The insider info is 1 of the 3 grains is Munich and 1 of the 3 hops is Apollo, so does this info change what you would suggest? your grain bill sounds pretty good!
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stevedasleeve, did your brew come out tasting sweet or cloying when you added cane sugar?
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The sugar will ferment out


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Chickypad, The insider info is 1 of the 3 grains is Munich and 1 of the 3 hops is Apollo, so does this info change what you would suggest? your grain bill sounds pretty good!
Doesn't change my ideas, but realize I've never had the beer and am totally guessing based on descriptions. For kicks I plugged that grainbill in targeting about a 1.086 OG and the color comes out at 10.5-11.5 SRM, which sounds about right as pics of that beer seem to be kind of orange -ish.

As wbarber mentioned sugar ferments out, you would use it or other sugars like honey to bring up the alcohol but lighten the body and dry the beer out making is seem less sweet. This beer actually sounds like it is fairly sweet, so I would not overdo it with the sugar if you're going to use it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:50 AM   #20
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Thank you all so much for the help!

Brew was today and the final decision was:

10 Gal Batch

14 lbs American Pale 2 Row
4 lbs Briess Munich
2 lbs Crystal 40

60 min 2 oz Apollo
15 min 1 oz chinook
10 min 1 oz chinook + 1 oz Cascade
5 min 1 oz Cascade

No cali yeast in stock so went with Wyeast American ale

Again thanks everyone for the help, I will post how this turns out!! CHEERS!!!!!!!!!!!!


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