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dreaded_rust

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I'm getting ready to move up to all grain brewing soon. Ive done quite a few extract beers and one partial mash.

What are your thoughts on this?
Hows the grain bill look?
First All Grain-5

Recipe specifics:

Style: Imperial IPA
Batch size: 5.5 gal
Boil volume: 6.5 gal
OG: 1.074
FG: 1.018
Bitterness (IBU): 89.1
Color (SRM): 9.6
ABV: 7.2%

Grain/Sugars:

12.00 lb Two-row (US), 73.8%
2.00 lb Munich (US), 12.3%
1.00 lb Corn Sugar, 6.2%, boil for 5 min
0.75 lb CaraPils, 4.6%
0.50 lb Crystal 40L, 3.1%

Hops:

1.00 oz Warrior (AA 15.0%, Pellet) 60 min, 44.9 IBU
1.00 oz Chinook (AA 11.5%, Pellet) 20 min, 20.9 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade (AA 6.6%, Pellet) 10 min, 7.2 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo (AA 8.0%, Pellet) 5 min, 4.8 IBU
2.00 oz Cascade (AA 6.6%, Pellet) 5 min, 7.9 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook (AA 11.5%, Pellet) 5 min, 3.4 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo (AA 8.0%, Pellet) 0 min, 0.0 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade (AA 6.6%, Pellet) 0 min, 0.0 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook (AA 11.5%, Pellet) 0 min, 0.0 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo (AA 8.0%, Pellet) dry hop
4.00 oz Cascade (AA 6.6%, Pellet) dry hop

Yeast/Misc:

Safale 05, 1.5 unit(s), Other Hydrated

Recipe Notes:

Mash at 154 for 60 min

Repeat 0 min additions at 180 for whirlpool

Dry hop for 5 days


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Looks good to me! Only things I would change are...

Mash temp. Might want to mash lower 148-150 to help dry the beer out. I know youre adding corn sugar, but even on my DIPA's I like to use some corn sugar and mash low to really help dry that beer out. Mashing low will give you more fermentable sugars and will reduce the body a bit, but in a big beer you want to dry it out a bit.

This is just a preference thing, but for a big Imperial I like to double dry hop. Maybe at 6 and 4 days? It will really help boost the hop complexity in your beer. If it were me I would do 2oz cascade for 5 or 6 days and 2 oz cascade 1 oz amarillo for 3 or 4 days

Good luck!
 

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[...]

Hops:

1.00 oz Warrior (AA 15.0%, Pellet) 60 min, 44.9 IBU
1.00 oz Chinook (AA 11.5%, Pellet) 20 min, 20.9 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade (AA 6.6%, Pellet) 10 min, 7.2 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo (AA 8.0%, Pellet) 5 min, 4.8 IBU
2.00 oz Cascade (AA 6.6%, Pellet) 5 min, 7.9 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook (AA 11.5%, Pellet) 5 min, 3.4 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo (AA 8.0%, Pellet) 0 min, 0.0 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade (AA 6.6%, Pellet) 0 min, 0.0 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook (AA 11.5%, Pellet) 0 min, 0.0 IBU

1.00 oz Amarillo (AA 8.0%, Pellet) dry hop
4.00 oz Cascade (AA 6.6%, Pellet) dry hop

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Recipe Notes:

Repeat 0 min additions at 180 for whirlpool

Does this mean that you'll be adding an additional 2.5 oz of hops that are not listed in your recipe? If so, it should be nice and hoppy. I think the 20 minute addition is sort of a waste, it's at a point in the boil where it gives you a little of everything (aroma, flavor, bitterness) but not much of any one thing. So those hops could be better utilized at the 5 or 10 minute mark. You could up the 60 minute addition if you want to maintain that IBU level, but that's not necessary.

As for the grain bill, I like a bit of munich in my IPAs, so I think that will do you well. But the 2 lbs should give you plenty of color to make the C-40 unnecessary. Definitely mash a bit lower, around 150. Both of those should help dry out the finished product a bit.
 

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I think it looks great. most malts are so highly modified these days that may temp truly doesn't matter as much as it once did. if I mash at 148 or 153 my house yeast still brings it down to 1.008, so don't worry about that so much. only thing i would tell you is that there really is no need for the Carapils, as the Crystal will give you the head retention you are looking for.
 
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Does this mean that you'll be adding an additional 2.5 oz of hops that are not listed in your recipe? If so, it should be nice and hoppy...
Thats exactly what I meant, just couldnt figure out how to put it in the program that way.
I was also thinking of putting some of the bittering hops in as FWH.



Thanks for all the advice y'all.
 
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