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Vaevictus

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Here's what I'm thinking currently:

12# 2-row
2# Munich Malt
1# Honey Malt
1# Crystal 40

Chinook 0.75 oz 10.0 % - 14.0 % 60 minutes
Columbus 0.50 oz 11.0 % - 16.0 % 30 minutes
Amarillo 1.00 oz 8.0 % - 9.0 % 30 minutes
Columbus 0.50 oz 11.0 % - 16.0 % 15 minutes
Centennial 1.00 oz 8.0 % - 11.5 % 15 minutes
Willamette 1.00 oz 3.5 % - 6.0 % Dry Hops

I've got one pound each of centennial, columbus, cascade, chinook, willamette and amarillo for any changes. I'm planning on using that grainbill, but the hop schedule could be changed dramatically.

I've not a lot of experience with making recipes, any advice would be appreciated.
 

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I am new to recipe making myself, so others will probably correct me, but I think you are going to have a confusion of hop flavors and a bitter beer with a lot of IBUs (70+ in my recipe tool). You are also going to have a big beer (1.086 OG) which is out of Amer. IPA range. I tweaked your recipe a bit below. I removed the Williamette just because it seemed out of place with the others (for my taste) and replaced it with Amarillo. I am curious what others suggest.
I would use US05 yeast.

11 # American Two-row
1 # Munich Malt
1/2# Crystal 40L
1/2# Honey Malt

boil 60 mins 0.5 Columbus
boil 15 mins 1.0 Centennial
boil 15 mins 0.5 Columbus
boil 1 min 0.75 Amarillo
dry hop 7 days 1.0 Amarillo

Original Gravity 1.069 (1.061 to 1.072)
Final Gravity 1.017 (1.015 to 1.018)
Color 7° SRM / 14° EBC (Gold to Copper)
IBUs 48.1
 

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I would use the willamette with the centennial/columbus during the 15 mins. I have noticed that when willamette is used with cent. or cascade or amarillo, it enhances the other hops. It blends well.

I would take the amarillo out at the 30 min mark because the centennial/columbus combo will dominate the flavor. I would use the Amarillo for dry hopping and I would use 2 oz at least.
 
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Vaevictus

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Yes, that seems more reasonable.

I'm not sure how reasonable i was wanting to be. I like really bitter ipa's :)

I was working on this schedule before you posted, and swapped the dry hop out.

1oz each of
(chinook 60m)
(amarillo & columbus 15m)
(centennial & columbus 5m)
(amarillo dry)
those numbers seem like a better balance keeping the ibu pretty similar.
I may just make this bells clone and do all centennial.
 
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