Please help me brew a west coast IPA

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erick0619

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So far here is what I have tell me what yall think I'm sure a few of you will be making some changes but here goes oh and j do have other hops just in case http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/export/text/235163. These are the hops I have on hand mostly in amounts of 2 oz with the exception of Citra and El Dorado which i have a bunch of.
Azacca
CTZ
Summit
Equinox
El Dorado
Citra
Apollo
Warrior
Brewers Gold.
Sorachi Ace
 

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I think that looks like a pretty solid recipe. I didn't see any dry hopping though, which I would recommend.

Also, not sure MO is used much in "West Coast" IPA's. I think with the Munich, you'll already get a little malt backbone and you'll definitely have some residual sweetness with the crystal. In my experience, WC IPA's have been very clean/pale malt profile. Not saying I think the MO won't make a great beer, but not sure if it jives with "WC" style. Interested in what others say.
 

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-scrap the crystal (use 0-2 oz debittered roast malt to get color if you care about it)
-add 8 oz table sugar
-move the 15min hops to 5min
-move the 5min hops to 2min
-increase your 60min hop addition to account for lost ibus by the schedule adjustment above
-don't forget a decent dry hop charge (4 oz minimum for 7 gallons)
 

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I think you are fine to use the Marris otter, but I would definitely drop the crystal. You want this to dry out pretty far, crystal malts will only hinder that plan
 

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I think that looks like a pretty solid recipe. I didn't see any dry hopping though, which I would recommend.

Also, not sure MO is used much in "West Coast" IPA's.
I don't know how common it is, but Stone Enjoy By is a blend of MO and 2-row. It might work out fine.
 

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No starter? I've never used WL yeast, but an OG that high, I would make a starter
 

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I don't know how common it is, but Stone Enjoy By is a blend of MO and 2-row. It might work out fine.
As long as it's only 20-25% MO, no problem. If you want some lasting lacing head on the beer use 1/2 lb flaked wheat in the recipe instead of crystal or carapils.

West Coast IPA must be dry so use a good clean high attenuating yeast like US-05 at 68F.

Dry hop with no less than 3oz in 5 gallons.
 
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Ok guys i took the advice given by you fine folks with the exception of removing the crystal, i just left 1 pound of crystal 20 so i could hit my srm. Here is the updated recipe. Oh and i am using part of a yeast cake of San Diego Super Yeast from a previous pale ale to ferment this out. sorry for the late response and again thank you all for the help.

HOME BREW RECIPE:
Title: West cost IPA v1

Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: Imperial IPA
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 7 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.065
Efficiency: 65% (brew house)

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.083
Final Gravity: 1.015
ABV (standard): 8.93%
IBU (tinseth): 100.5
SRM (morey): 8.12

FERMENTABLES:
4 lb - United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale (21.6%)
10 lb - American - Pale 2-Row (54.1%)
3 lb - German - Vienna (16.2%)
1 lb - American - Caramel / Crystal 20L (5.4%)
8 oz - Cane Sugar (2.7%)

HOPS:
0.50 oz - Chinook, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.3, Use: First Wort, IBU: 13.04
0.75 oz - Chinook, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.3, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 32.29
0.75 oz - Chinook, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.3, Use: Boil for 15 min, IBU: 16.02
0.75 oz - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 13.1, Use: Boil for 15 min, IBU: 14.68
0.75 oz - El Dorado, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.7, Use: Boil for 15 min, IBU: 16.47
1 oz - Chinook, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.3, Use: Boil for 2 min, IBU: 3.64
1 oz - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 13.1, Use: Boil for 2 min, IBU: 3.34
1 oz - El Dorado, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.7, Use: Boil for 2 min, IBU: 3.74
1 oz - Chinook, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.3, Use: Whirlpool for 0 min at 170 °F
1 oz - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 13.1, Use: Whirlpool for 0 min at 170 °F
1 oz - El Dorado, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.7, Use: Whirlpool for 0 min at 170 °F
1.5 oz - Chinook, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.3, Use: Dry Hop for 5 days
1.5 oz - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 13.1, Use: Dry Hop for 5 days
1.5 oz - El Dorado, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.7, Use: Dry Hop for 5 days

MASH GUIDELINES:
1) Infusion, Temp: 149 F, Time: 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb

YEAST:
White Labs - San Diego Super Yeast WLP090
Starter: No
Form: Liquid
Attenuation (avg): 79.5%
Flocculation: Med-High
Optimum Temp: 65 - 68 F
Fermentation Temp: 65 F
Pitch Rate: 0.35 (M cells / ml / deg P)


This recipe has been published online at:
http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/235163/west-cost-ipa-v1

Generated by Brewer's Friend - http://www.brewersfriend.com/
Date: 2015-04-18 17:23 UTC
Recipe Last Updated: 2015-04-18 17:23 UTC
 
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yes i know i bug, but how about this one does this one look better?

HOME BREW RECIPE:
Title: West cost IPA v1

Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: Imperial IPA
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 7 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.066
Efficiency: 65% (brew house)

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.083
Final Gravity: 1.015
ABV (standard): 8.96%
IBU (tinseth): 103.94
SRM (morey): 5.84

FERMENTABLES:
4 lb - United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale (21.6%)
14 lb - American - Pale 2-Row (75.7%)
8 oz - Cane Sugar (2.7%)

HOPS:
1 oz - Chinook, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.3, Use: First Wort, IBU: 26.03
0.75 oz - Chinook, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.3, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 32.24
0.75 oz - Chinook, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.3, Use: Boil for 15 min, IBU: 16
0.5 oz - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 13.1, Use: Boil for 15 min, IBU: 9.77
0.5 oz - El Dorado, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.7, Use: Boil for 15 min, IBU: 10.96
1 oz - Chinook, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.3, Use: Boil for 2 min, IBU: 3.63
0.75 oz - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 13.1, Use: Boil for 2 min, IBU: 2.5
0.75 oz - El Dorado, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.7, Use: Boil for 2 min, IBU: 2.8
1 oz - Chinook, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.3, Use: Whirlpool for 0 min at 170 °F
0.75 oz - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 13.1, Use: Whirlpool for 0 min at 170 °F
0.75 oz - El Dorado, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.7, Use: Whirlpool for 0 min at 170 °F
1.5 oz - Chinook, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.3, Use: Dry Hop for 5 days
1 oz - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 13.1, Use: Dry Hop for 5 days
1 oz - El Dorado, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.7, Use: Dry Hop for 5 days

MASH GUIDELINES:
1) Infusion, Temp: 149 F, Time: 60 min, Amount: 22.5 qt
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb

YEAST:
White Labs - San Diego Super Yeast WLP090
Starter: No
Form: yeast cake
Attenuation (avg): 79.5%
Flocculation: Med-High
Optimum Temp: 65 - 68 F
Fermentation Temp: 65 F
Pitch Rate: 0.35 (M cells / ml / deg P)


This recipe has been published online at:
http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/235163/west-cost-ipa-v1

Generated by Brewer's Friend - http://www.brewersfriend.com/
Date: 2015-04-19 04:30 UTC
Recipe Last Updated: 2015-04-19 04:30 UTC
 

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I like the looks of your newest version. I'd probably split the base malts 50/50 to start and adjust on future batches, but you can go the other way to.
 
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I like the looks of your newest version. I'd probably split the base malts 50/50 to start and adjust on future batches, but you can go the other way to.
Great thank you ill take you up on your advice.
 

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