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frod1963

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Yeast
US-05 (2) packs
Batch Size (Gallons)
5.5
Original Gravity
1.065
Final Gravity
1.014
Boiling Time (Minutes)
90
IBU
\\"115.9\\"
Color
7.5 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
21
Additional Fermentation
5 days dry hop
Tasting Notes
This is my favorite beer I have brewed out of 45 batches to date.
Huge amounts of tropical fruit and dankness. This is the second time I have done an IPA with Galaxy and it works very well with Simco and everything else here. Next time I brew this I will give some attempts to dry the beer out more to the 1.010-1.012 range. You can easily drink this beer hand over fist the way it is though. I use a constant recirculating full volume mash and get around 65% efficiency every time. Be aware of hop loss, I started with 8 gallons pre boil.

7 lbs two row (American)
6 lbs Pilsner
10 oz Carapils
10 oz Crystal 60
1 tsp Gypsum


1.0 oz Amarillo Mash hop (Whole)
1.0 oz Columbus 14%AA 90 min FWH (Whole)
1.0 oz Columbus 20 minutes (Whole)
1.0 oz Simco 14%AA 20 minutes (Whole)
1.5 oz Simco 14%AA 1 minute (Whole)
1.0 oz Galaxy 14.1%AA 1 minute (Pellet)
1.0 oz Chinook 14.0%AA 1 minute (Pellet)
12 oz Corn sugar

1.0 oz each (Galaxy, Columbus, Simco for 5 days)

I do a 20 minute whirlpool then turn on the immersion chiller. I was an idiot and ran this thing into a carboy and had a rather hard time shoving 3.oz of dry hop down the neck.

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I brewed this a month or so ago, and it is the best beer I've ever brewed. Thanks for posting the recipe. I didn't have Galaxy or Chinook, so I switched them out for Armarillo and Mosaic which I had on hand whole leaf, the columbus was pellets, and the result was absolutely delicious. I'm going to brew this again tomorrow and it will be the first recipe I try to do completely the same. Just a great summer beer.

Question, why the 2 packs of yeast?
 
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I brewed this a month or so ago, and it is the best beer I've ever brewed. Thanks for posting the recipe. I didn't have Galaxy or Chinook, so I switched them out for Armarillo and Mosaic which I had on hand whole leaf, the columbus was pellets, and the result was absolutely delicious. I'm going to brew this again tomorrow and it will be the first recipe I try to do completely the same. Just a great summer beer.

Question, why the 2 packs of yeast?
Just a big yeast pitch since I wasn't using WLP 001. Glad to hear you liked it. I killed that keg pretty quick and need to re-brew it soon.
 

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Think this would be just as good with Conan yeast? I now have it banked and I am looking for some recipes to try it with.
 
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I'm sure it would. I had a couple 4's of Heady when this was on tap and both are super hop forward. Should work well.
 

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@frod1963 I brewed this again today. Made a couple adjustments to the hopping from the first time I brewed it because I didn't have enough hop bags. I used an IBU calculator for the first time and the final result was 142! Does that seem about right to you or is it maybe a bit much? I've got this on draft and had to brew it again because the prospect of running out was making me anxious.
 
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My IBu calc was done on beersmith and I believe mine is sent to Rager. At the "100+" IBu range I'm not sure 20-30 makes a huge difference like it would in a light lager.
 

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Can you mash hop and FWH with pellets and get the same effect with the same quantity?
 

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Huge amounts of tropical fruit and dankness. This is the second time I have done an IPA with Galaxy and it works very well with Simco and everything else here. Next time I brew this I will give some attempts to dry the beer out more to the 1.010-1.012 range. You can easily drink this beer hand over fist the way it is though. I use a constant recirculating full volume mash and get around 65% efficiency every time. Be aware of hop loss, I started with 8 gallons pre boil.

7 lbs two row (American)
6 lbs Pilsner
10 oz Carapils
10 oz Crystal 60
1 tsp Gypsum


1.0 oz Amarillo Mash hop (Whole)
1.0 oz Columbus 14%AA 90 min FWH (Whole)
1.0 oz Columbus 20 minutes (Whole)
1.0 oz Simco 14%AA 20 minutes (Whole)
1.5 oz Simco 14%AA 1 minute (Whole)
1.0 oz Galaxy 14.1%AA 1 minute (Pellet)
1.0 oz Chinook 14.0%AA 1 minute (Pellet)
12 oz Corn sugar

1.0 oz each (Galaxy, Columbus, Simco for 5 days)

I do a 20 minute whirlpool then turn on the immersion chiller. I was an idiot and ran this thing into a carboy and had a rather hard time shoving 3.oz of dry hop down the neck.
big flavour good abv.
 

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I made the Origional pliny version (almost) except it turned out in the same abv range as yours which I considered mine a Pliny Extra pale ale or I guess what would be just be considered ipa rather than a double. Turned out really awesome though. I went with 2 row,Pale, equal: crystal 20,40,60 and subbed a little oats and biscuit for the carapils. One of my best beers. I just wish I wouldnt be so far off with doing clones all the time by having to substitute ingredients usually every time. Either way it was one beer that could not go wrong.
 

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I was an idiot and ran this thing into a carboy and had a rather hard time shoving 3.oz of dry hop down the neck.
Ha ha, I learned that the hard way too. If I'm gonna use a significant amount of dry hops in something, a bucket makes it so much easier. Cramming things through the carboy neck is such a PITA. ;)
 

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Whats the optimum temp for the primary and secondary ?

What about subing Citra for galaxy ?
 

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Would you be able to convert this to extract plus specialty grains?


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Would you be able to convert this to extract plus specialty grains?


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Im sure its possible I just wouldn't be the best person to convert it for you. I have brewed in along time and its been probably 2 years since I've done an extract.
 

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No worries I'm sure with a bit of digging I can figure it out. I so full boil extract batches so I just need to convert the grains to extract plus specialty grains


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Using this hop schedule with a black IPA grain bill, I shall call it Pliny in the dark will keep you guys posted on how it turns out
 

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Brewed this today using the black ipa grain bill and grav sample tasted amazing I'm excited for this to finish lol will keep you posted
 
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