Critique for IPA recipe?

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nickmv

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I'm brewing an IPA in the morning. I'm pretty confident all will go fine, but figured why not post it for critique just for the heck of it.

I just got a bunch of new hops so I always like to brew an IPA with them shortly after. Anyway, this is matched up to Bru'n Water's pale ale profile (with a healthy 140ppm Calcium and 300ppm sulfate) and a 5.3pH (via phosphoric acid).

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 8.50 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.50 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.50 gal
Bottling Volume: 6.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.075 SG
Estimated Color: 8.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 96.4 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Mash:
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150F for 60mins, 1.35 qt/lb

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
8 lbs 8.3 oz Maris Otter (Crisp) (3.5 SRM) Grain 1 48.5 %
8 lbs 8.3 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 48.5 %
8.4 oz Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM) Grain 3 3.0 %
0.60 oz Sorachi Ace 2015 [14.10 %] - First Wort Hop 4 25.4 IBUs
0.50 oz Sorachi Ace 2015 [14.10 %] - Boil 60.0 m Hop 5 19.2 IBUs
0.75 oz Cascade 2015 [9.10 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 6 11.3 IBUs
0.75 oz Centennial 2015 [10.90 %] - Boil 20.0 mi Hop 7 13.5 IBUs
0.75 oz Chinook 2015 [11.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 8 14.2 IBUs
0.75 oz Cascade 2015 [9.10 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 9 3.7 IBUs
0.75 oz Centennial 2015 [10.90 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 4.4 IBUs
0.75 oz Chinook 2015 [11.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 11 4.7 IBUs
0.75 oz Cascade 2015 [9.10 %] - Steep/Whirlpool Hop 12 0.0 IBUs
0.75 oz Centennial [10.90 %] - Steep/Whirlpool Hop 13 0.0 IBUs
0.60 oz Chinook 2015 [11.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool Hop 14 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg West Coast IPA (Wyeast Labs #1217) [124 Yeast 15 -
 

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Looks fine to me, overall. I am not certain whether you will be able to tell that there is MO in there, underneath all of the hops. To bump up the toasty-ness, if that is what you are after, you could go with Vienna. A 90-minute boil would help to develop some malt complexity, but that is minor. Lots of hops flavor and aroma - should be a good example of the West Coast style. Post how it turns out.
 

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I'm interested to know how much of the Sorachi Ace comes thru in the final product.

Looks good to me.

Why a 20 minute addition. I'd have moved it to 10, but that is just personal preference, I think you lose too much adding it at 20.

What temp and how long is the Hopstand?
 

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This is just a thought but if your fwh with ace remember that's gonna get boiled too so you may not need a 60 min addition and I'm not sure how sorachi ace does as a bittering addition and I'd move your 20 min hops to 10 min that way you get your bitterness from your fwh and all those moved to the 10 min you get a touch more bitterness and more flavor. Otherwise looks nice. Please let us know what you end up doing and how it tastes.
 
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