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Trying to develop my own recipe for an IPA and unsure how to figure the amount of hops I should be using. I'm currently using BrewPal and am having trouble figuring what their balance value means.

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Nice chart! I was thinking of a 1.060 OG with ~70 IBUs.......too hoppy?
 

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That chart is great but it tends to be a little conservative with the extra hoppy area.

When I first started making my own recipes I always plotted the brews on that chart and often they fell off the extra hoppy range.

You should be fine with 1.060 and 70IBUs
 
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Thanks. I thought it might be OK. DFH 60 is good but I was going to try for a little more hops. I guess one could shift the chart to the right for us hop heads!
 

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A good start is a Original Gravity:IBU ratio of 1:1. I usually go a little hoppier, so 1.060, 70 ibus sounds good to me
 
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