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Dec 23, 2012
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Hi all.

I came up with this Red DIPA last year and finally got around to it. (My first 'own recipe')
I'm hoping it's more of just a red colored IPA than a hoppy red.

Had a bunch of Simcoe I wanted to use, so I did.

Will probably try to make it again (and tweak it if need be).

The following is currently getting crushed by the yeasties in my fermenter.

Boil Size: 4.00 gal
Post Boil Volume: 3.50 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.078 SG
Estimated FG: 1.014 SG
Estimated ABV: 8.5%
Estimated Color: 13.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 105.5 IBUs
Boil Time: 60 Minutes


1 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) 8.9 %
6.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) 3.3 %
4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) 2.2 %
2.0 oz Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) 1.1 %

4 lbs Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) 35.6 %

1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [15.20 %] - Boil 60.0 min 68.1 IBUs
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins)
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.20 %] - Boil 15.0 min 15.8 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.20 %] - Boil 10.0 min 11.8 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.20 %] - Boil 5.0 min 9.9 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.20 %] - Boil 0.0 min 0.0 IBUs

4 lbs 8.0 oz Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) 40.0 %
1 lbs Cane Sugar (0.0 SRM) 8.9 %

1.5 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast

Came in a little high at 1.082....there was a lot of break and hop stuff in my hydro tube, could that be why?

Right now I'm thinking a 7 day dry hop with 1oz Simcoe and 1oz Cascade.

Is that enough? Too much?
I have a bunch more Columbus that I could grab from.

I've got about a week and a half until I chuck 'em in, so....

Thanks for lookin'! :mug:


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Apr 26, 2005
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San Antonio
You've gotten all your hop flavor and aroma from Simcoe. I don't know if I would add the Cascade for dryhop. If I were going to do this then I would have replaced the 5 minute and 0 minute charges with Cascade as well. Then you would have had Columbus bitterness, with Simcoe piney flavor and Cascade grapefruit and citrus aromas. I'd just use the Simcoe for the dryhop in this batch.


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Feb 12, 2008
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Portland, OR
Simcoe and Columbus are nice together in the dryhop. Green Flash Westcoast IPA uses those hops in combination through boil and dry hop.

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