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In search for a good, beginner IPA. Something easy to do if a person has only relatively brewed once or twice before (extracts), and this is their first all-grain.

What hops do you recommend for a first timer?
 
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IPA's are good to cut your teeth on and hone your skills... They are forgiving! There are numerous recipes under the Recipe tab.... but this one seems to have gotten a lot of looks!


https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=81478

Looks good, bit pricey at about 90$ for the ingredients. I'm thinking maybe something cheaper for a first time brew, just in case I screw it up, that way I'm not pumping a ton into ingredients that I might butcher.
 

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$90??? Making 20g?
That's a good brew. But you can go stupid simple
2 row and 8 oz of hops.
Add in a few oz light Crystal if you want it sweeter
Half pound of sugar(flame off, end of boil) if you want it drier.
Yoopers house APA is a solid recipe as well
https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=100304
 

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My house ipa grain bill is

13lb Maris otter low colour (sub for US 2 row)
1/2 weyermann abbey malt (or aromatic)
1/4 caravienna
1/4 flaked barley.

If you want to simplify you can go 13lb base malt and 1/2 of caravienna or 3/4 pound abbey/aromatic

Mash low to get a nice fermentable wort.

A neutral yeast like us05 or Nottingham.

As for hops I normally do a bittering charge, warrior, magnum, horizon or northern brewer are good choices to get to 50 ibu's.

Then at 15 mins, whirlpool and later a dry hop. At least 3 Oz in the whirlpool and 3oz in the dryhop. Normally just an Oz at 15 mins.

I suggest simcoe and Amarillo in a 1:1 ratio at each step.

If you can afford more hops use more, I normally just use up the pack. So my stand and dry hop are about 1/2lb each.
 
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$90??? Making 20g?
That's a good brew. But you can go stupid simple
2 row and 8 oz of hops.
Add in a few oz light Crystal if you want it sweeter
Half pound of sugar(flame off, end of boil) if you want it drier.
Yoopers house APA is a solid recipe as well
https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=100304
It looked like 90$-100$ depending on the sites I checked, and that was for 5 gallons (not 20 gallons, if thats what you meant by 20g).
 
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And since it's a first time all-grain, I rather not drop a chunk of change on a batch that might get ruined.

The beer and recipe sounds great. I'm not denying that, I'm just saying for a first time brew batch, maybe 90-100$ for 5 gallons that may _or_ my not turn out well, isn't the best idea. My personal choice. No harm meant, no need to be angry.
 

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We'll ultimately ipa's aren't cheap. There's little getting around the large grain and hop bill.
 

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$20 for grain, $8 bucks for two packets of US-05 and $25 for hops..... Should be $55 or less..... If you want to save more than that on a 5 gallon batch you really need to consider buying in bulk....
 

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IPA's are good to cut your teeth on and hone your skills... They are forgiving! There are numerous recipes under the Recipe tab.... but this one seems to have gotten a lot of looks!


https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=81478
I just brewed this recipe as my first IPA, it wasn't any where near $90. It's still bottle conditioning but the sample I took smelled and tasted wonderful.

I'd bet this is probably one of the cheaper ipas. There isn't nearly the volume of hops in it that I normally see people list in their recipes
 

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You want simple 2row and citra smash.
12# 2row .5 sugar at flame 1 oz at 60 10 0
3oz wrlp 30min 160* 3 oz dry hop wlp 007 dont forget the irish moss mash at 149.
 
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Ok everyone, thanks on the advice. My price-shopping was probably off. Sorry.
 
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