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Title: All Nugget IPA recipe help
Post by: lupy on November 12, 2009, 01:01:46 am
This is a recipe that I found in a NB thread. I don't know much about recipe formulation but this seemed pretty safe and easy. However, it calls for 1# of Crystal 30L but my shop only had 40L. I am wondering if the 1# of 40L is appropriate? I also have 1# of 15L that I could substitute or mix with the 40L. The 2row, munich and vienna are already mixed but the crystals are separate.
I understand that Nugget is somewhat spicey and I wouldn't mind a little extra sweetness to offset this but I also like my IPA's fairly dry.
I am also interested in any opinions regarding the hop schedule.

A'la Nugget
13.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 86.67 %
***1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 6.67 % ***
0.50 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 3.33 %
0.50 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 3.33 %
2.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (20 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 52.7 IBU
1.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (10 min) Hops 14.3 IBU
1.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (5 min) Hops 7.9 IBU
1.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (1 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops - 
2.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops - 
Title: Re: All Nugget IPA recipe help
Post by: a10t2 on November 13, 2009, 02:32:01 pm
The recipe looks good overall. I doubt you'll notice much difference between 30L and 40L. Even 20L and 40L, I sometimes have trouble. If you're worried about color you can just use 3/4 lb.

What's the target OG? With 15 lb of grain I'd be pushing 1.075. Pretty beefy IPA, but nothing wrong with that.
Title: Re: All Nugget IPA recipe help
Post by: lupy on November 13, 2009, 06:17:50 pm
I ended up mixing half 15/half 40. I was hoping to start at 1.069 based upon 70% eff.
I ended up at 1.062 and left a gallon of trub in the bk for a 63% eff. ugh.
Title: Re: All Nugget IPA recipe help
Post by: mtbrewer on November 15, 2009, 02:59:07 am
I just pitched the yeast on a nugget pale ale. I used 6 0z. nuggets at 60 min. they are homegrown, so i have no idea what the AA's are. I also put in 3 oz. homegrown cascade at 20 and 2 oz. homegrown cascade at 5. I used 15 pounds 2 row and 1.5 crystal 60 plus 2 pounds sugar. I have no idea what this beer will turn out like, OG was 1.050. I would rather have over hopped than under. Bummer on your efficiency, post on how your IPA turns out. I will let you know how this turns out. Cheers! :) BTW this is a 12 gal. batch.