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In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« on: January 18, 2012, 07:41:43 AM »
I whipped up this over the weekend ....thoughts ?   Only 31 days until pitchers and catchers report  ;D

Big Phoppy IPA

5 gallon batch
 
Grains:
8oz Caravienne
8oz Gambrinus Honey
8oz Carahelle
25 mins @ 155 deg

Extract
6lbs Pilsen LME
1 lb Light DME
Adjunct
1 lb rice syrup solids

1oz  Citra 60 mins
1oz  Citra 45 mins
1oz  Ahtanum 28 mins
1oz Cascade 15 mins
1oz Cascade 5 mins

Just worked this out on paper and haven't run it through Brewsmith so I don't have any estimates ...my only concern is the hops I don't know if I have enough to hit IPA IBU levels. I have used Citra, Cascade and Amarillo in the past with very good results I really like their flavor profile , just couldn't get any Amarillo so I subbed the Ahtanum.  

« Last Edit: January 18, 2012, 07:44:14 AM by bosoxsbrews »
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Re: In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 07:46:26 AM »
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Re: In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 09:09:22 AM »
I forgot the yeast ....I will be using Coopers dry yeast 7 gr for this batch I normally use liquid but  .... I have used this before for IPA's and find that it really eccentuates the citrus of the hops. 

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Re: In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 11:35:24 AM »
It's hard to say if it is enough BUs without knowing the alphas of the hops.

I haven't calculated the gravity either, but 7g of yeast might be pushing it for my guess at the gravity (over 1.060).  You might want to double up on the yeast.
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Re: In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 11:40:15 AM »
As long as its ready by the time your pitchers report ;D

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Re: In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 12:33:39 PM »
Needs more roids.
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Re: In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 01:32:58 PM »
It's hard to say if it is enough BUs without knowing the alphas of the hops.

I haven't calculated the gravity either, but 7g of yeast might be pushing it for my guess at the gravity (over 1.060).  You might want to double up on the yeast.

I can pitch another pack... I have a few in the fridge.

Narvin ...Sorry I don't use HGH as an adjunct .
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Re: In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 01:35:43 PM »
As long as its ready by the time your pitchers report ;D

Might be a little green on Feb 19th .....  :P

I will cellar it until opening day .... ;D
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Re: In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2012, 01:48:27 PM »
Citra is much better served in aroma and flavoring additions IMO especially given its cost and availability. With your current recipe though it'll be well into IPA ibu's, not knowing the AA's you've got it could get into double IPA range.

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Re: In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2012, 01:57:44 PM »
Dry hop with some Citra or Falconers Flight.  :)
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Re: In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2012, 01:58:25 PM »
Citra is much better served in aroma and flavoring additions IMO especially given its cost and availability. With your current recipe though it'll be well into IPA ibu's, not knowing the AA's you've got it could get into double IPA range.

How about this:
1oz  Citra 60 mins  avg AA 13.2
1oz  Cascade 45 mins  avg AA 7.1
1oz  Ahtanum 28 mins  avg AA 4.5
1oz Citra 15 mins avg AA 13.2
1oz Cascade 5 mins  avg AA 7.1

I don't have the hops yet ...they are in the mail.

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Re: In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2012, 02:15:19 PM »
Citra is much better served in aroma and flavoring additions IMO especially given its cost and availability. With your current recipe though it'll be well into IPA ibu's, not knowing the AA's you've got it could get into double IPA range.

How about this:
1oz  Citra 60 mins  avg AA 13.2
1oz  Cascade 45 mins  avg AA 7.1
1oz  Ahtanum 28 mins  avg AA 4.5
1oz Citra 15 mins avg AA 13.2
1oz Cascade 5 mins  avg AA 7.1

I don't have the hops yet ...they are in the mail.




Do you have /are you getting any bittering hops . Those three are all considered aroma hops. You can use them as you wish of course.  I would save at least a 1/2 ounce each of the citra and cascade for dry hopping. But you gotta make what you want to drink ;)

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Re: In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2012, 02:41:17 PM »
No "bittering" these are what I am using ....I thought about Chinook's but I really like the flavor profile of the Citra and Cascades.
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Re: In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2012, 11:10:04 AM »
Brewed this on Sunday here is the final workup .....

Big Phoppy IPA
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Batch size 5 gallons
Boil size 3 gallons
Boil time 60 minutes
Original gravity 1.066
Final gravity 1.015 target
Alcohol (by volume) 6.7%
Bitterness (IBU) 73
Color (SRM) 7.6°L
 
Yeast
14 grams Coopers dry

Grains/Extracts/Sugars
 
Liquid Malt - Pilsen
    34ppg, 3°L 6 pounds
    63.2%
Dry Sugar - Corn
    42ppg, °L 1 pound
    10.5%
Dry Malt - Golden
    43ppg, 6°L 1 pound
    10.5%
Honey Malt ( Gambrinus)
    30ppg, 20°L 0.5 pounds
    5.3%
CaraVienne
    35ppg, 20°L 0.5 pounds
    5.3%
CaraHelle
    35ppg, 20°L 0.5 pounds
    5.3%

Hops
5 ounces
Cascade hops
    6%, Pellet 2 ounces
Citra hops
    11%, Whole 2 ounces
Ahtanum hops
    6%, Pellet 1 ounce

Additions
16 ounces
Rice solids

Boil
60 minutes, 3 gallons
Ahtanum hops
    6%, Pellet 1 ounce
60 minutes (+0)
Rice solids
    Flavor 16 ounces
60 minutes (+0)
Cascade hops
    6%, Pellet 1 ounce
45 minutes (+15)
Citra hops
    11%, Whole 1 ounce
28 minutes (+32)
Cascade hops
    6%, Pellet 1 ounce
15 minutes (+45) 
Citra hops
    11%, Whole 1 ounce
6 minutes (+54)

 I realize I wont get a full utilization out of the boil but this should be close.
Anyway the sample out of the hydrometer was tasty ...this is bubbling away in the basement....I forgot how vigorous the Coopers yeast was.
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Re: In lieu of baseball being just around the corner ....
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2012, 11:36:20 AM »
I'm just hoping Buster Posey is back behind the plate for the Giants this year.
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