IIPA recipe critique

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angeldustmite

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Hey guys
So this is the first all grain recipe I've designed myself and was wondering if I could get some feedback. The only part I don't have written is the mash steps. I have those in my head, along with temps and everything, just having difficulty translating it into my software. This is for a 1 gallon batch. The hops bill is something I wanted to do a little differently, as opposed to the usual 3 additions I've done with my other kit batches.

Basic Information
Batch Name:Chuckles
Brewed By:angeldustmite
Style:Imperial IPA
Batch Size:1.00 gal
Boil Time:60 min
Initial Boil Volume:1.1 gal
Mash Method:All Grain
Brew Date:4/14/14
My Rating:0/10

Typical Style Characteristics
Style:Imperial IPA
O.G.1.070 - 1.090
F.G.1.010 - 1.020
ABV7.5 - 10.0
IBU60 - 120
SRM8 - 15°L
Color

Calculated & Measured Statistics
Calculated O.G.1.088 (70% Efficiency)
Calculated F.G.1.025 (72% Yeast Attenuation)
Measured O.G.0.000 (0% Actual Efficiency)
Measured F.G.0.000 (0% Actual Attenuation)
ABV9.1%
IBU87.4
SRM7.1°L
Color

Malt Bill
Malt NameWeightPPGSRMType
2-Row Malt - 2.0°L2.70 lbs1.0382.00Mashed Grain
Corn Sugar - 0°L0.30 lbs1.0420.00Extract/Adjunct
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L0.10 lbs1.03440.00Mashed Grain
Caramel Pils– 6°L0.05 lbs1.0366.00Mashed Grain

Hop Bill
Hop NameTime AddedWeightAA%Type
Amarillo60 min4.00 g8.5%Pellet Hop
Columbus50 min4.00 g13.5%Pellet Hop
Zythos40 min4.00 g11.0%Pellet Hop
Columbus30 min4.00 g13.5%Pellet Hop
Amarillo20 min4.00 g8.5%Pellet Hop
Zythos10 min4.00 g11.0%Pellet Hop
Columbus0 min3.00 g13.5%Pellet Hop
Zythos0 min3.00 g11.0%Pellet Hop
Amarillo0 min3.00 g8.5%Pellet Hop

Yeast Details
Yeast StrandQuantityAttenuationFlocculation
Safale US-05 Fermentis Dry Ale.572Low– Medium



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That's a really high fg for an iipa. And I know hop utilization is not linear when scaling up but with 4 grams of hops for most of the hop additions that's a tad over an ounce per addition..it needs more hops.. I would also move all but the 60 minute additon and maybe the 40 or 30 minute addition to less then 20 minutes,

I am by no means an expert at this but I've brewed a lot of ipas and this seems to be the norm. I just brewed 20 gallons of this http://www.bertusbrewery.com/2013/03/pliny-younger-clone-20.html and I still have 3 more hop additions to go but it's definitely going to be a gooder!
 
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What would be the best way to bring it down? I was trying to get it to about 1.015 or so.


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Assuming your predicted og is correct then for one that 9.1 prediction will obviously be low, it'll instead be 9.7 and if it attenuates down to 1.015... isn't necessarily a bad thing but your in the realm where most people say you really need to be aerating your wort with at bare minimum an aquarium air pump... or better yet a pure o2 setup with a diffusion stone.

Basically your gonna need a low mash temp, proper pitch rate , oxygenation system, and you might want to consider looking into making a simple syrup and adding it when high krausen starts to subside....

I just reread your post and realized this is your first all grain... I'm probably getting a wee bit to technical for you I'm sorry about that but after spending over $200 on that pliny clone I am filled with new knowledge I've read about.
 
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Wow. I'm thinking I might scale this down to a regular IPA, or go back to the drawing board all together and do a little more research. Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself and should start a wee bit simpler. I don't have an aquarium pump or diffusion stone at the moment. Just got a bunch of grains, yeast, and hops from NB and wanted to try brewing something other than a pre made kit. Thanks for your help though, definitely saved me from a potential disaster. Maybe I'll do a post with what I have for ingredients later on and see if there's anything simpler I can concoct with a little help. Thanks again man!


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Wow. I'm thinking I might scale this down to a regular IPA, or go back to the drawing board all together and do a little more research. Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself and should start a wee bit simpler. I don't have an aquarium pump or diffusion stone at the moment. Just got a bunch of grains, yeast, and hops from NB and wanted to try brewing something other than a pre made kit. Thanks for your help though, definitely saved me from a potential disaster. Maybe I'll do a post with what I have for ingredients later on and see if there's anything simpler I can concoct with a little help. Thanks again man!


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Even if you had all that stuff I still think your making a wise choice...

My first (and a lot of people I think) ag was https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/centennial-blonde-simple-4-all-grain-5-10-gall-42841/

Another popular one is https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/da-yoopers-house-pale-ale-100304/

Light grain bill and hop additions are minimal = low cost/ risk if something goes wrong. Now get to brewing some all grain brews! :mug:
 
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