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Beer Recipes / Ralph's Springtime IPA 2016
« on: February 24, 2016, 07:36:11 PM »
I posted some questions in the ingredients forum concerning honey malt in an IPA. After looking at all the pros and cons in the thread I went ahead and brewed it. This is a beer I will absolutely brew again. I had hoped that the honey malt would cancel out the bitter finish of the 10 oz of hops I used. And it did just that. I would put the perceived bitterness at the finish at a little less than what you get from an Odell's IPA. There is absolutely no sweetness to this beer at all. Just a good hoppy beer with enough maltiness to stand up to it. From here on out this will be the grain bill for all of my IPAs. My actually OG was 1.066 and my FG was 1.012 for an ABV of 7.4%. The recipe follows:

Recipe: Ralph's Springtime IPA 2016
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph The Wonderdog
Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.063 SG
Estimated Color: 8.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 117.6 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
8 lbs 8.0 oz          Brewer's Malt, 2-Row, Premium (Great Wes Grain         1        70.8 %       
3 lbs                 Munich 10L (Briess) (10.0 SRM)           Grain         2        25.0 %       
8.0 oz                Honey Malt (25.0 SRM)                    Grain         3        4.2 %         
1.00 oz               Amarillo [9.20 %] - Boil 15.0 min        Hop           4        16.5 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min         Hop           5        23.3 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Amarillo [9.20 %] - Boil 10.0 min        Hop           6        12.1 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min         Hop           7        17.1 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Amarillo [9.20 %] - Boil 5.0 min         Hop           8        6.6 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min          Hop           9        9.4 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Steep/Wh Hop           10       20.3 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Amarillo [9.20 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  30. Hop           11       5.1 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Simcoe [13.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  30.0 Hop           12       7.2 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Nottingham Yeast (Lallemand #-) [23.66 m Yeast         13       -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: bitterness from flame out hop additions
« on: February 14, 2016, 09:16:46 AM »
Wait, you turn the flame off, pick up a kettle of near boiling wort, carry it into the house and then chill?

That's what I was thinking as I read this thread.

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Ingredients / Re: Where to buy quality ingredients
« on: January 31, 2016, 08:12:18 PM »
I love how Yakima valley started packing their hops in resealable mylar bags. I can take an ounce out of a 2 ounce package, squeeze the air out as best I can, ziplock it, and throw it back into the freezer.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Mash Paddle
« on: January 18, 2016, 08:36:45 PM »
I have a cheap plastic paddle from Midwest Supplies. It tends to bend a bit while I am stirring but it works. I have thought about investing in a nice wooden paddle sometime.

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Ingredients / Re: Honey malt in an IPA?
« on: January 13, 2016, 09:47:38 PM »
My highest scoring IPA in a comp has honey malt in it. I neither experience it as too sweet nor as requiring a terribly light hand. I've used the stuff a ton and always get more nuttiness with a subtle sweet character, despite the beers drying out as expected. I treat it just like I do crystal malt.

http://brulosophy.com/recipes/a-lil-slack-ipa/

That grain bill is somewhat similar to mine.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Ralph's Springtime IPA 2016
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph The Wonderdog
Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
--------------------------
Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.063 SG
Estimated Color: 8.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 97.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
------------
Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
8 lbs 8.0 oz          Brewer's Malt, 2-Row, Premium (Great Wes Grain         1        70.8 %       
3 lbs                 Munich 10L (Briess) (10.0 SRM)           Grain         2        25.0 %       
8.0 oz                Honey Malt (25.0 SRM)                    Grain         3        4.2 %         
1.00 oz               Amarillo [9.20 %] - Boil 15.0 min        Hop           4        16.5 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min         Hop           5        23.3 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Amarillo [9.20 %] - Boil 10.0 min        Hop           6        12.1 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min         Hop           7        17.1 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Amarillo [9.20 %] - Boil 5.0 min         Hop           8        6.6 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min          Hop           9        9.4 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Amarillo [9.20 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  30. Hop           10       5.1 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Simcoe [13.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  30.0 Hop           11       7.2 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Nottingham Yeast (Lallemand #-) [23.66 m Yeast         12       -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs

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Ingredients / Re: Honey malt in an IPA?
« on: January 12, 2016, 06:02:59 PM »
I am going to try it as planned. I don't know how a beer can be too sweet with 95 IBUs.


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Ingredients / Re: Honey malt in an IPA?
« on: January 12, 2016, 04:58:29 PM »
I'm assuming the idea here is to use honey malt as a replacement for crystal and not in addition to? If so it seems worth a try.
Right now I'm into a grist of pale malt and munich with nothing else.

Yes I am replacing the crystal 40 I normal use with the honey malt.

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Ingredients / Re: Honey malt in an IPA?
« on: January 11, 2016, 07:31:49 PM »
Thankyou for your reply. I was thinking half a pound. It would be 4.3% of my grain bill.

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Ingredients / Honey malt in an IPA?
« on: January 11, 2016, 07:00:36 PM »
Has anybody ever thought about using honey malt in an IPA? I am thinking it would neutralize the bitter finish somewhat and possibly give a sweetened citrus flavor from the hops. Am I way off base on this one?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Metal Shavings
« on: December 23, 2015, 09:06:45 AM »
Is it possible the screen is discharging small pieces of metal?

I think this is far more likely than the mill. Especially when it has persisted after a second mill. I would be very concerned it doesn't take much of that making it into the final product to become a serious health issue.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hoppy Irish Red - Ooops.
« on: December 18, 2015, 05:56:03 PM »
I always use 4 ounces of Fuggles in my Irish Reds. FWH 1oz, then add 2 oz at 10 and 1 oz at 5 minutes left in the boil. I am sure that takes me "out of style" but I don't brew for competitions. I brew to my taste.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Out of ideas
« on: November 05, 2015, 07:11:59 PM »
AiH sells used dip tubes for something like $5.  I recently picked up 4 of them.  Two, I plan to cut down for some of my smaller kegs where the existing tube doesn't go as low as I like.  The other two I figured were insurance for the future, and helped amortize the shipping.
They appear to be out of stock. Dang. I have bought those from them before, which was nice.
I'm really surprised Farmhouse hasn't gotten about to you, Gymrat. Keep contacting them, I think they'll make it right eventually.

I have given up on them. I dropped $24 on a new dip tube before I read Joe's post. I have a beer in my conicle and need an available keg.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Out of ideas
« on: November 05, 2015, 04:52:12 AM »
It had been over two weeks since I emailed Farmhouse on this issue. They said they would do something but weren't specific then I never heard from them again. I emailed them on Monday with no response. So yesterday I did some searching and found a liquid side dip tube brand new at morebeer.com. $16.99 plus 6.67 for shipping.
Lesson learned, upon receiving any new keg I am going to disassemble it and inspect it immediately out of the box so I can ship it back if it is defective. Shipping it back would have been cheaper than $24 for a dip tube, $7 for a new "in" post, and the loss of almost half a keg of beer.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Year old grains
« on: October 31, 2015, 03:03:33 PM »
Once they have been crushed they do.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First wort hopping and whirlpool
« on: October 27, 2015, 03:47:22 AM »
So I just made an IPA Saturday. I only added 9 grams of magnum for 60, added 2.75 ounces of hops at 5 minutes then 2.75 ounces at flame out, rest for 75 minutes. All the bitterness was at the end then so... I will try the 175* on my next batch. Looking for a more hop flavored beer with little bitterness. Thanks

I avoid bitterness by not adding any bittering charges. I don't add any hops at all until the last 15 minutes of the boil. I usually add 2oz at 15, 2oz at 10, 2oz at 3, 2oz when wort reaches 170F, last time I also added 2 oz dry hop and that worked out nicely.

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