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drayman86

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I like homebrewing because you can blur the lines between styles. Never having brewed a lager, and loving IPA's, I thought I'd try something like this for a 10 gallon batch:

22.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
2.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM)

3.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (60 min)
1.00 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.00 %] (Dry Hop 3 days)
2.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (30 min)
2.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min)

1 Pkgs San Francisco Lager (White Labs #WLP810), fermented at around 60F.

Whaddaya think? :D
 

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If you love IPAs, you're going to want some later hop additions in there. The 60 and 30-minute additions will give you bitterness and maybe a TINY bit of flavor from the 30, but the dry hopping's only going to give you some aroma. If you want an IPA-like character, you need a bunch of hops added between 15 minutes and flameout.

Even for a 10 gallon batch, 3.5# of crystal malts is a lot.

But, it'll be beer...
 

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Might also be worth your while to move some of the hops to first-wort hops to get the associated flavor/aroma benefits.
 
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Thanks for the comments. I'll consider some later hop additions and backing off on some of the specialty grains.
 
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Right, came up with this:

Great White North IPA

Specialty Beer

Type: All Grain Date: 2/1/2008
Batch Size: 10.50 gal Brewer: Zak
Boil Size: 12.78 gal Asst Brewer: Krapolla
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (15 Gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (10 Gal)


Ingredients
Amount Item Type % or IBU
22.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 84.62 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %
1.00 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %
1.75 oz Chinook [12.00 %] (60 min) Hops 31.1 IBU
1.75 oz Chinook [12.00 %] (30 min) Hops 23.9 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [7.80 %] (20 min) Hops 7.0 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80 %] (10 min) Hops 2.1 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80 %] (5 min) Hops 1.2 IBU
1.00 oz Liberty [3.70 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -

2.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc

1 Pkgs San Francisco Lager (White Labs #WLP810) Yeast-Lager


Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.071 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.022 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.42 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 65.3 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 16.0 SRM Color:
Color


Mash Profile
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 26.00 lb
Sparge Water: 8.57 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
75 min Mash In Add 32.50 qt of water at 169.2 F 154.0 F


Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).


Notes
Ad Whirlfloc tabs at 30 minutes.

Ferment between 55-60F.

Experimental nature of beer: high-gravity, hoppy lager.
 
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