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bergman1118

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I'm looking to make a good, hoppy session IPA and was wanting to get some feedback on this first recipe draft:


Style: Unassigned OG: 1.049
Type: FG: 1.012
Rating: 0.0 ABV: 4.85 %
Calories: 160 IBU's: 61.00
Efficiency: 75 % Boil Size: 7.25 Gal
Color:***10.5 SRM** Batch Size: 5.50 Gal
Preboil OG: 1.041 Boil Time: 60
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Grains & Adjuncts
Amount Percentage Name Time Gravity
6.00 lbs 56.87 % Crisp Maris Otter 60 mins 1.038
0.40 lbs 3.79 % Crisp Crystal Dark 77L 60 mins 1.035
0.40 lbs 3.79 % Crisp Crystal Light 45L 60 mins 1.035
0.75 lbs 7.11 % Briess Carapils 60 mins 1.034
3.00 lbs 28.44 % Durst Malz Vienna 60 mins 1.037
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Hops
Amount IBU's Name Time AA %
0.40 ozs 17.78 Simcoe 60 mins 13.00
0.40 ozs 18.05 Citra 60 mins 13.20
0.50 ozs 8.06 Simcoe 10 mins 13.00
0.50 ozs 8.18 Citra 10 mins 13.20
0.50 ozs 4.43 Simcoe 5 mins 13.00
0.50 ozs 4.50 Citra 5 mins 13.20
0.75 ozs 0.00 Simcoe 0 mins 13.00
0.75 ozs 0.00 Citra 0 mins 13.20
1.00 ozs Simcoe 7 days 13.00
1.00 ozs Citra 7 days 13.20
1.00 ozs Centennial 1 days 10.00
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Yeasts
Amount Name Laboratory / ID
1.0 pkg Denny's Favorite 50 Wyeast Labs 1450
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Additions
(none)
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Mash Profile
Medium Body Infusion In 45 min @ 156.0°F
*Add 13.19 qt ( 1.25 qt/lb ) water @ 172.8°F
Medium Body Infusion Out 10 min @ 168.0°F
*Add 6.86 qt ( 0.65 qt/lb ) water @ 201.2°F
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Carbonation
Amount Type Beer Temp CO2 Vols
9.1 psi Force Carbonation 38.0°F

Maris otter is my go to base malt for pretty much any pale ale or IPA, and I've always loved the combo of British C45 and C77 split 50/50 for pale ales, ambers, and IPAs. I split the Maris otter with some Vienna to add more complexity (I think the nuttiness from MO will complement the bready Vienna malt nicely), and finished with c-pils to up the body so it won't finish thin. I've had problems over attenuating lately so I'm doing a pretty high mash temp (156) for 45 mins. Also decided on Denny's yeast to add a little more character to the beer (but not as much as an english strain) and attenuate a little less than 001/1056.

Any thoughts? I feel pretty good about this recipe but am wondering if maybe I should simplify the grain bill or scale back the hops somewhat.
 

Captain2harted

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I was looking to make something very similar to this. Did you use whole hops or pellets? How did it turn out? Anything you would have changed?

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