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Full Sail Wassail clone Hops IBU question
« on: October 06, 2012, 11:28:41 AM »
I am planning on brewing this up tomorrow. I found the recipe here http://www.byo.com/stories/recipeindex/article/recipes/98-english-a-scottish-strong-ale/2279-full-sail-wassail-clone
The recipe and the Full Sail website both state 55 ibu's .
My brewing software tells me the recipe as given will have around 27.
Should I bump up the hops to get closer to the 55, or just brew it as the recipe states?


Full Sail Wassail clone
5 gallons/19 L, all-grain; OG = 1.070  FG = 1.014; IBU = 55  SRM = 29  ABV = 7.3%

Ingredients:

13.75 lbs. (6.2 kg) 2-row pale malt
9 oz. (0.27 kg) crystal malt (60 °L)
2 oz. (56 g) crystal malt (120 °L)
2 oz. (56 g) chocolate malt
1 oz. (28 g) roasted barley
1 oz. (28 g) black patent malt
1 tsp. Irish moss (15 mins)
2.5 AAU Northern Brewer hops (75 min) (0.36 oz./10 g of 7% alpha acids)
2.5 AAU Styrian Goldings hops (75 min) (0.5 oz./14 g of 5% alpha acids)
3.75 AAU Hallertau Hersbrücker hops (15 min) (1.1 oz./30 g of 3.5% alpha acids)
3.75 AAU Styrian Goldings hops (15 min) (0.75 oz./21 g of 5% alpha acids)
7.5 AAU Hallertau Hersbrücker hops (0 min) (2.1 oz./61 g of 3.5% alpha acids)
7.5 AAU Styrian Goldings hops (0 min) (1.5 oz./43 g of 5% alpha acids)
Wyeast 1968 (London ESB) or White Labs WLP002 (English Ale) yeast
0.75 cups corn sugar (for priming)

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Re: Full Sail Wassail clone Hops IBU question
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 11:34:16 AM »
What software are you using and what formula is it using for hops?
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Re: Full Sail Wassail clone Hops IBU question
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 12:37:17 PM »
What software are you using and what formula is it using for hops?
A program called Homebrew Formulator.
It uses Tinseth.

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Re: Full Sail Wassail clone Hops IBU question
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 04:35:26 PM »
Someone in my HBC, informed me that the 15 min. steep of the 0 minute hops is like a 20 min. addition and that adds the extra IBU's.
Unfortunately they told me too late.
So if I brewed that recipe with 78 IBU's what kind of beer would you call it?

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Re: Full Sail Wassail clone Hops IBU question
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 03:32:33 PM »
I'm enjoying a couple of this year's FS Wassail. To me it's at least 55 ibu and no doubt has a citrus variety, maybe simcoe. I think it's more of an IPA with dark crystal and chocolate roast.

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Re: Full Sail Wassail clone Hops IBU question
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2013, 03:58:15 PM »
Someone in my HBC, informed me that the 15 min. steep of the 0 minute hops is like a 20 min. addition and that adds the extra IBU's.
Unfortunately they told me too late.
So if I brewed that recipe with 78 IBU's what kind of beer would you call it?
Yep, alot of the brewery recipes can be tricky to duplicate in terms of hop schedule, because many breweries get a significant number of their IBUs post boil by whirlpooling for extended periods.  I agree that 78 IBUs is pretty IPA-ish.
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Re: Full Sail Wassail clone Hops IBU question
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2013, 09:38:48 PM »
Someone in my HBC, informed me that the 15 min. steep of the 0 minute hops is like a 20 min. addition and that adds the extra IBU's.
Unfortunately they told me too late.
So if I brewed that recipe with 78 IBU's what kind of beer would you call it?

I don't know how a 15 minute post boil steep could be equivalent to a 20 minute boil addition. In my experience it would be closer to a 5 minute addition, maybe 10 depending on how fast you lose heat in your system.
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Re: Full Sail Wassail clone Hops IBU question
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2013, 09:55:30 PM »
I was wondering if they confused hop stand with first wort

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Re: Full Sail Wassail clone Hops IBU question
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2013, 02:51:13 AM »
All I know is when I adjusted the hops to get my IBU's up to 55, the beer tasted more hoppy then the commercial beer.
If I did it again I'd follow the recipe only adjusting the hops for AA% and not worry about the IBU number that the software spits out.
I really should brew it again.