Thoughts on my First IIPA Recipe

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I'm planning on brewing my first IIPA tomorrow, which I am hoping will be similar to Ruination.

I'm shooting for the low-end of ABV for the style, and trying to get a good amount of IBUs from late additions. The only hops I have on hand are Magnum and Centennial, although I could always pick some additional up from the LHBS.

Any thoughts? Too much crystal? Not enough Hops?

TIA
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Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.39 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
13.25 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 86.89 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 6.56 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 6.56 %
1.00 oz Centennial [8.00 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Magnum [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 38.0 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [8.00 %] (30 min) Hops 16.7 IBU
1.50 oz Centennial [8.00 %] (15 min) Hops 16.1 IBU
1.50 oz Centennial [8.00 %] (10 min) Hops 11.8 IBU
1.50 oz Centennial [8.00 %] (5 min) Hops 6.5 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [8.00 %] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
Est Original Gravity: 1.075 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.019 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.30 %
Bitterness: 89.1 IBU
Est Color: 9.9
 

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Go magnum at 60 and centennial on all the other additions. Maybe something like
1.5-1.75 magnum at 60
1 oz centennial at 20 or 30
1 oz centennial at 10
1 oz at flame out 0
I personally would dry hop it with 2 oz centennial or you could go with 1oz.

I recently took a trip to stone and ruination uses all magnum and centennial, but used to use Columbus and centennial.
 

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You NEED sugar in there. The lighter body is what separates an IIPA from a BW. Although, with that low an ABV, it may not be as necessary.
 

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If your dry hopping I see no need for a flameout addition. I would use those as dryhop additions. I use flameout adds when i'm not going to dryhop, you will still get some aroma, just not as intense as dryhopping.

Style wise your recipe is very close to a regular IPA.
 

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When I did a ruination clone

I used US 2-row, carapils, crystal 40L and Munich.

This is also the what stone uses
 

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You mention this is after a ruination so I am not sure if you are trying to clone it or just inspired by it. The BYO clone recipe is like:

94.2% 2-row
5.8% C15

38 AAU magnum @ 90
16 AAU Centennial @15
2oz Centennial dry hopped

They say WLP002 but it has been shown that WLP007 is pretty much their house strain.
 

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That might come out a bit sweet for a DIPA, too much crystal IMO. Personally Id go with something like 0.5 Crystal and 0.5 CaraPils and bump the base malt up by a pound. The last DIPA I did (a Pliny clone) only had 0.3 lb Crystal and it was outstanding (and surprisingly there was still some residual sweetness).
 
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Thanks for all the input everyone. Based on your feedback I've made a few changes. To try and get it as dry as possible (without using sugar) I'm going to mash fairly low (149 or so). Modified recipe below....
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Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.39 gal
Boil Time: 60 min

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
14.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 84.85 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 6.06 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 6.06 %
0.50 lb Carafoam (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.03 %

1.00 oz Magnum [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 36.2 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [8.00 %] (30 min) Hops 15.9 IBU
1.50 oz Centennial [8.00 %] (15 min) Hops 15.4 IBU
1.50 oz Centennial [8.00 %] (10 min) Hops 11.3 IBU
1.50 oz Centennial [8.00 %] (5 min) Hops 6.2 IBU
2.00 oz Centennial [8.00 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -

US-05

Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.081 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.021
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.90 %
Bitterness: 84.9 IBU
Est Color: 10.1 SRM
 
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