American IPA receipe and scale up

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Hi all,
I'm new to homebrewing and have been experimenting with some recipes. I'm only set up for 1 gallon at a time.

here's a recipe i thought of:

Grains
2lbs Rahr 2-Row Base Malt
6oz Weyermann® Munich Malt Type I (Light)
4oz Weyermann® CaraMunich® Type I

Hop schedule
.5 oz Cascade Hop Pellet start of boil
.5oz Centennial Hop Pellet .25oz 15 minutes into boil. 25oz 30 minutes into boil

1 oz Citra hop pellot flame out

Yeast
Safale US-05 Dry American Ale Yeast


what does everyone think?
what would an ideal mash temperature be? and how long?
there are a few brew on premise places near me, how could i scale this up?
 

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I didn't do the math, but that seems like a lot of cara malt for a 1 gallon batch. I'd keep it at no higher than 5% of the grain bill. You can increase the pale malt if needed to make up the difference.

For a hop schedule, you want enough hops at the beginning to bitter the beer, and lots of late hops for flavor and aroma in an IPA.

Like this:
.25 ounce bittering hops (or whatever it takes to get to 30-35 IBUs with this addition)60 minutes
.25 ounce cascade 15 minutes
.25 ounce centennail 10 minutes
.25 ounce citra 5 minutes
.25 ounce of any of those at 0 minutes (flame out)
dryhop with .5 ounce of any of those, or two of them.

Mash at 150-152. To scale up, multiply by the batch size.

The time listed is how much time is left in the boil, so when you add your bittering hops set your timer for 60 minutes and add the hops with that much time left on the timer.

Some brewing software can really help as you want to target an OG of 1.060 or so, and IBUs of 50 IBUs or thereabouts, and keep the cara malt to 5-7% at as max.
 
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thanks for the quick reply!

so should i just have less caramalt and more pale malt?

2lbs Rahr 2-Row Base Malt
8oz Weyermann® Munich Malt Type I (Light)
2oz Weyermann® CaraMunich® Type I

would that be better?

any recommendations on beer software? i'm hearing beersmith is good

thanks!
 

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