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Offline jamminbrew

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And another IPA recipe for comments...
« on: January 27, 2013, 09:25:19 PM »
Here it is, for 5 gal. batch:

12 lbs 2-row,
1 lb crystal 20
1/2 lb carapils dextrine
2 lbs cane sugar

1 oz Belma FWH
1 oz Belma 60 min
1/2 oz each  Mosaic, Aurora Slovenian, Citra, and Sorachi Ace 15 min
1 oz each  Mosaic, Aurora Slovenian, Citra, and Sorachi Ace 10, 5, 0 min
Dryhop with 1 oz each  Mosaic, Aurora Slovenian, Citra, and Sorachi Ace at 10 days, for 5 days

Wyeast 1056, 2 l starter
Ferment at 65* for 10 days, dryhop for 5, or until finished.

Whatcha all think? Thats 20 oz of hops for 5 gallons. Overkill?
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Re: And another IPA recipe for comments...
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 10:45:08 PM »
Overkill? Maybe, but it sure sounds good to me. I've done 18oz in a 3-gallon batch (which only netted me a 12-pack after all was said & done because the hops sucked up so much), so it can be done.

I haven't brewed with Belma yet, but any reason why you're using that as your bittering addition? For a big IPA, I'd want something with a bit more bite like Columbus, Chinook or maybe Nugget for my bittering addition.
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Re: And another IPA recipe for comments...
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 11:11:03 PM »
The Belma comes in at 12.3% aa. I didn't want to burn up my other hops for bittering. I don't really like the IPAs that are over the top bitter. I wanted something with more flavor/aroma.
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Re: And another IPA recipe for comments...
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 05:54:58 AM »
I wouldn't worry about using the Belma as your bittering addition.  The bitterness is rather smooth and fairly mild even though it is 12.3%AA.  It lacks a lot of the awesome flavors and aromatics of some of the newer dual purpose high AA% varieties.  To be honest with you, the beers I have made and others I have tasted with Belma don't have a lot of flavor.  It is probably better suited as a bittering hop, IMHO.