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Liquid Flight IIPA
« on: April 07, 2012, 12:39:23 PM »
So, after having good success with an all Falconer's Flight IPA, I decided to try my hand at making a flight of hops.  Here's what I came up with, and I'm brewing it tomorrow, already ground the grain and weighed all the hops, so I'm all in!


Liquid Flight Hops
 
Alpha: 10.00 %
 Type: Both
Beta: ????
 Form: Pellet   
Notes: Equal parts blend of the following hops - Amarillo, Cascade, Calypso, Centennial, Columbus, Galena, Palisade, Simcoe, Styrian Golding and Warrior.

LBC Liquid Flight IIPA
Imperial IPA

Batch Size: 5.75 gal
 Ingredients
 
Amount Item Type % or IBU
13.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 84.14 %
0.95 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 6.15 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.24 %
1.00 oz Liquid Flight [10.58 %] (90 min) Hops 40.5 IBU
0.50 oz Liquid Flight [10.58 %] (60 min) Hops 18.9 IBU
0.50 oz Liquid Flight [10.58 %] (55 min) Hops 18.5 IBU
0.50 oz Liquid Flight [10.58 %] (50 min) Hops 18.0 IBU
0.50 oz Liquid Flight [10.58 %] (45 min) Hops 17.4 IBU
0.50 oz Liquid Flight [10.58 %] (40 min) Hops 16.6 IBU
0.50 oz Liquid Flight [10.58 %] (35 min) Hops 15.7 IBU
0.50 oz Liquid Flight [10.58 %] (30 min) Hops 14.5 IBU
0.50 oz Liquid Flight [10.58 %] (25 min) Hops 13.2 IBU
0.50 oz Liquid Flight [10.58 %] (20 min) Hops 11.5 IBU
0.50 oz Liquid Flight [10.58 %] (15 min) Hops 9.4 IBU
0.50 oz Liquid Flight [10.58 %] (10 min) Hops 6.9 IBU
0.50 oz Liquid Flight [10.58 %] (5 min) Hops 3.8 IBU
1.00 oz Liquid Flight [10.58 %] (0 min) Hops - 
1.00 lb Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM) Sugar 6.47 %
2 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale 

 Est OG - 1.079
 Est FG -  1.012
Est ABV -  8.7 %


  I've got two ounces of the flight left, I plan to dry hop with one ounce for a week, then add the other ounce for another week.  Two weeks total.

 


 
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Re: Liquid Flight IIPA
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 06:11:00 PM »
I was with you up until the Nottingham.  ;)  Not a fan of the tartness. Let us know how it turns out!

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Re: Liquid Flight IIPA
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 02:53:29 AM »
I am not sure what the Dextrine malt will do for you in this beer. There is plenty of base malt for mouthfeel. Also, instead of all those hop additions at 60 - 20 minutes out I would add them with less than 10 minutes left in the boil. That way you will end up with less harsh bitterness and more flavor / aroma from the hops.
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Re: Liquid Flight IIPA
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 06:44:39 AM »
I've heard others say Notty is tart too, I don't get that at all.   I like it because it gives me a nice dry beer.  Low FG, in other words.

I always add carapils to my ipa's, mabye out of habit, but all my ipas turn out great.  I think I got on the carapils kick after brewing a few Pliny clones, Vinnie's recipe called for it, which turned out awesome.  I always mash really low around 149, so I assume the dextrine gives me a little body.  It's funny, a lot of brewers seems to dislike carapils and notty.  :o I've had great success with both.  I like how clean Notty ferments out, I ferment really low around 60.  To each their own.

The hops are already weighed and portioned out, plus the last continual hopped ipa I made turned out good too.  So, I think I'll stick with this and see what happens!
« Last Edit: April 08, 2012, 07:02:27 AM by liquidbrewing »
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Re: Liquid Flight IIPA
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 07:03:47 AM »
The Pliny recipe uses sugar and CaraPils at the same time, so it isn't unheard of.  I don't know if I'd use that much crystal 40 in a double IPA, but it depends on your preference.

The only thing I'd really say is I'd take a lot of the hops between 60 and 30 minutes and move them later, possibly bumping up the 90 minute addition too.  More flavor and aroma!
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Liquid Flight IIPA
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 02:10:48 PM »
I know the Pliny clone uses cara pils, but personally I don't think it makes any sense at all to add cara pils and sugar.
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Re: Liquid Flight IIPA
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 02:38:13 PM »
I know the Pliny clone uses cara pils, but personally I don't think it makes any sense at all to add cara pils and sugar.

Yeah, seems wacky to me. 
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Re: Liquid Flight IIPA
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2012, 04:18:52 PM »
If you really want to max out the hoppy goodness, then you should consider a hop stand after flameout before you start cooling your wort.

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Re: Liquid Flight IIPA
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2012, 05:52:53 PM »
I've seen recipes with carapils and sugar.  It seems like a conflict of interest to me.  What is gained by this?  Is there something that the dextrins form the carapils brings to the beer?  I have an IPA recipe that I'm brewing this weekend and maybe I'll give it a shot for experimentation.
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Re: Liquid Flight IIPA
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2012, 06:41:56 AM »
If you really want to max out the hoppy goodness, then you should consider a hop stand after flameout before you start cooling your wort.

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That is a good idea!  I actually, unintentionally, did a 2 hour hop stand before I started chilling.  I was pressed for time yesterday, I just barely got done with the boil and we had to leave for a couple hours.  I'm interested to see what the hop stand actually does to an IPA.
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Re: Liquid Flight IIPA
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2012, 07:05:40 AM »
Good thing you're doing an IPA--That would be the right style for a two hour hop stand.
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