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    Double IPA Pliny the Elder Clone

    I wasn't attempting a Pliny clone, but my most recent west coast IPA ended up being one of my best and most 'Pliny-like' so I figured I'd share. Great balance of grapefruit, pine and peach coming through strong in the aroma and flavor. Well balanced bitterness, but slightly dry with the high...
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    Double IPA Pliny the Elder Clone

    Definitely looking forward to that recipe!
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Raising just a few degrees higher after your soft crash could make the difference. I've hops drop straight down at 60 but float at 65. I do some very very gentle rocking to drop the hops from floating on the surface, especially if I am trying to add my second dry hop soon.
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    My latest batch, a "kitchen sink NEIPA". Usually I'll use 2 or 3 hops, this time I went for 7 just for fun. I chose Simcoe, CTZ, and Mosaic on the hot side after reading Janish's survivables article. I like the idea of getting "danker base" to build off of, and save the brighter fruitier...
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    Everything but kitchen sink NEIPA

    Any reason you're not doing a whirlpool? I would throw at least 3-4 oz into the whirlpool and then 6-8 oz in the dry hop. I actually just brewed a kitchen sink NEIPA myself. I've had good results with CTZ, Mosaic and Simcoe in the whirlpool and Amarillo, Citra, Idaho 7 and Strata in the dry...
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Last time I dry hopped around 50 degrees, they all dropped to the bottom of the carboy right away. Aroma was less pungent than my typical batch. I think it could work if you have a way of suspending or rousing the hops, but since then I always raise back up to 60-65 degrees before dry hopping.
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    This is good stuff. I stuff crashed before the first addition though, so I'm really just wondering if it's worth doing a second time.
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Anyone doing their dry hop in two separate additions and soft crashing in between? I decided to split my dry hop but I'm not sure if its worth trying to get the first dry hop out of suspension first or not.
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    1. Oxygen is all I can really think of but it sounds like you've got that under control... another thing you could try is to brew the Trillium Melcher Street clone. I think there is something about that 100% CTZ whirlpool and big fruity dry hop (doesn't have to be Mosaic) that really brings...
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    I've used Juice ~20 times and Barbarian ~10 times. Both great, but I give Juice the slight edge. Only other yeast I've used in a NEIPA was Sacch Trois once and I let it ferment in the mid-upper 70's, but I wasn't a fan of the intense bubblegum esters.
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    I have not but I'm actually very intent on using Simcoe a lot more in my IPAs, so I will keep that combo in mind. Thanks!
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    They're not ranked within each category, except for the 1st which was my all time favorite. Pretty much anything that includes Columbus uses the Trillium Melcher St recipe which is all Columbus in the boil and whirlpool, 1 oz of Columbus in the dry hop and 6.5 oz of the other hop in the dry hop.
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Also here is an updated tally of the 24 NEIPA hop combos I've tried so far. I ranked them from 1 (favorite) to 5 (least favorite). Keep in mind I've changed more than just the hops on each of these brews, so take it with a grain of salt. Rank Hop Combo 1 Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo...
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Citra Mosaic Strata NEIPA update 14 lb 2 row 3 lb flaked oats 0.75 lb wheat 0.25 lb honey malt 0.5 oz Warrior (19 IBU) 2 oz Mosaic whirlpool (185 for 30 min) 2 oz Strata whirlpool (185 for 30 min) 2 oz Citra dry hop 2 oz Mosaic dry hop 4 oz Strata dry hop Imperial Juice gen 1 75:150...
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Very good points, I shared those specific combos because they are the ones that have won me medals. I actually have since dialed my 60 min addition down to 20 IBU and I like the difference, although both have been good. I think there's definitely something to be said for layering hop flavor...
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