« on: December 03, 2012, 06:08:32 pm »
So I finally acquired some choice hops and here is how intend to use them. I've had problems with IPAs before lacking in aroma and flavor and being mostly just unbalanced bitterness so I'm looking to avoid that this go round. Really looking for some aroma/flavor to stand out in at least half the batch (going to use two different yeasts). This will be my first 10 gal IPA batch.
- 19lb 2-row
- 2 lb Munich
- 1lb crystal 20
- .5lb crystal 40
- warrior 1.85 oz at 60 min for bitterring
- at 15 min: 0.5oz each simcoe, citra, Amarillo
- at 5 min:0.5oz each simcoe, citra, Amarillo
- at whirlpool: 0.5oz each simcoe, citra, Amarillo
Dry hop with an ounce each : Amarillo, citra, simcoe (in 2 separate dry hop stages)
Yeast: split to 2 five gal batches (California Ale and Irish Ale), toying around with different strains (one to showcase hops, the other more muted).
Mash x 60 min at 150F
In a 10gal batch does this seem reasonable for flavor/aroma? More/less? Suggestions appreciated.