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erockrph:
I've got a massive hop-bomb IIPA up next on the brew docket. I'm basically putting hops everywhere I can in the brewing process, trying to maximize the amount of hop flavor and aroma I can get. I'll gladly accept any recommendations on how to stuff more hoppiness in here.

I haven't finished formulating the hop blend I'm planning on using yet, so the 10 AA% is just a placeholder. My IBU's will likely be maxed out anyways, so the actual value isn't a major concern. It should end up in the 10-12% AA range.

The batch size says 3.3 gallons, but I'm figuring I'll net about a case of bottles in the end after everything gets sucked up by hops.

HOME BREW RECIPE:
Title: Gratuitous Waste of Hops IIPA

Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: Imperial IPA
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 3.3 gallons
Boil Size: 4 gallons
Efficiency: 80%

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.086
Final Gravity: 1.017
ABV (standard): 9.01%
IBU (tinseth): 198.38
SRM (morey): 5.65

FERMENTABLES:
7.5 lb - Pale 2-Row (81.5%)
0.5 lb - Flaked Barley (5.4%)
0.8 lb - Cane Sugar (8.7%)
0.2 lb - Caramel / Crystal 40L (2.2%)
0.2 lb - Wheat (2.2%)

HOPS:
1 oz - Amarillo (AA 10.6), Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Mash
1 oz - Amarillo (AA 10.6), Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Mash (Sparge)
1 oz - Citra (AA 12.2), Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Mash
1 oz - Citra (AA 12.2), Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Mash (Sparge)
1 oz - Fruit Bomb Hop Blend (AA 10), Type: Pellet, Use: First Wort
1 oz - Hop Shot (AA 11.74) for 90 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil
1 oz - Fruit Hop Bomb Blend (AA 10) for 30 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil
1 oz - Fruit Hop Bomb Blend (AA 10) for 15 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil
1 oz - Fruit Hop Bomb Blend (AA 10) for 5 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil
1 oz - Fruit Hop Bomb Blend (AA 10) for 0 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil
1 oz - Fruit Hop Bomb Blend (AA 10) for -30 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil
1 oz - Fruit Hop Bomb Blend (AA 10) for -60 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil
1 oz - Fruit Hop Bomb Blend (AA 10) for -90 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil
1 oz - Amarillo (AA 10.6) for 0 min, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Aroma
1 oz - Amarillo (AA 10.6) for -1 min, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Aroma
1 oz - Fruit Hop Bomb Blend (AA 10) for 12 days, Type: Pellet, Use: Dry Hop
1 oz - Fruit Hop Bomb Blend (AA 10) for 9 days, Type: Pellet, Use: Dry Hop
1 oz - Fruit Hop Bomb Blend (AA 10) for 6 days, Type: Pellet, Use: Dry Hop
1 oz - Fruit Hop Bomb Blend (AA 10) for 3 days, Type: Pellet, Use: Dry Hop

MASH STEPS:
1) Infusion, Temp: 153 F, Time: 60 min, Amount: 12.5 qt, Sacc Rest
2) Sparge, Temp: 170 F, Time: 10 min, Amount: 5.5 qt, Batch Sparge

OTHER INGREDIENTS:
1 each - Whirlfloc, Time: 15 min, Type: Fining, Use: Boil
3 each - Fermcap-S, Time: 90 min, Type: Other, Use: Boil

YEAST:
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05

NOTES:
Chillburst -  add first flameout hops and steep 30 min, chill to 170 then add hops and steep 30 min, chill to 110, then add hops and steep/monitor temp. When temp hits 103, add last addition and steep additional 30+ min.

1 oz each of Citra and Amarillo in mash, and 1 oz each in sparge water

"Aroma" addition of Amarillo is a "Hopback" during runoff using a nylon stocking zip-tied to the end of the runoff tube. Second "Aroma" addition is hopback into fermenter.

90 minute addition is 60 IBU from Hop Shot

csu007:
if i remember correctly the human tongue can't taste bitterness beyond 120-130ish IBU, but the flavor/aroma additions could give the impression of "bigger" hop-bomb. In my humble/novice homebrewer opinion and lover hoppy beers this looks very tasty.

In The Sand:
My head exploded while reading this  :o and I'm a hophead!

I think by bottling time you'll be lucky to get that case you're hoping for.  How much $$ is this costing you?

kylekohlmorgen:
I like your style...

How are you doing the dryhops? Adding one addition, pulling them, then adding another?

Definitely stealing the "runoff hops" idea. I usually filter with just a strainer and fine-mesh bag, but why not use hops?!

erockrph:

--- Quote from: kylekohlmorgen on September 05, 2012, 10:33:11 AM ---I like your style...

How are you doing the dryhops? Adding one addition, pulling them, then adding another?

Definitely stealing the "runoff hops" idea. I usually filter with just a strainer and fine-mesh bag, but why not use hops?!

--- End quote ---

For the dryhops, I'm just throwing them in loose every 3 days. I heard about someone doing this on a recent CYBI episode, and figured "why not". Maybe dry hops at 3 days gives a little something different than dry hops at 10+ days. Maybe not. Can't hurt too much either way, I figure. I am going to increase my first dry hop addition to 2oz, just to make sure I max out the dry hop contribution as much as possible.

This is pretty much a "kitchen sink" beer, where I'm trying to put hops everywhere I can think of in the brewing process. I'm even going to chuck a few pellets in my bucket of Star San for good measure.

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