« on: January 12, 2011, 07:07:19 AM »
Happy New Year All..... great snow-day for brewing here in the Northeast.... got JZ's West Coast Red Ale on the boil right now....
Planning to do JZ’s American IPA sometime soon, and he calls for 1oz of Horizon 13% at 60m, 1oz of Centennial 9% at 10m, 1oz of Simcoe 12% at 5m, and 1oz of Amarillo 9% at 0m. Of those hops, I currently only have Centennial in stock, and usually use Magnum as my go-to bittering hop for American ales, so I think I could sub that for the Horizon with little effect…. But what can I sub for the Simcoe and Amarillo? Northern Brewer and Midwest don’t have Simcoe in stock, and NB doesn’t have Amarillo either…. In my freezer I have (in addition to Cent and Magnum) Willamette, Cascade, Hallertau, Czech Saaz, and Tettnang. Any suggestions for how to get a decent IPA out of these? The only one above 6% AA is the Cascade, everything else is low-alpha and so I assume will not be too hot in an IPA. I could just make a Magnum and Cent IPA but wouldn’t that be boring? Or not…. Help appreciated.