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House IPA search, round three
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:09:19 PM »
Getting closer to what I want. #2 turned out very similar to Mirror Pond but more body and bite. I'm bumping the bitter  hops tomorrow and changing from cascade for late addition

IPA Try #3
9# Washington select
2# Munich
1# crystal 10
154° mash
2oz Simcoe FWH
1oz Amarillo 10min
1oz Mosaic 10min
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1oz Amarillo 2oz Mosaic dry hop 6 days in keg


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Re: House IPA search, round three
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 09:56:51 PM »
That looks really, really tasty.  Mind if I ask why 1# of crystal 10 - color, flavor?  Mosaic is crazy good; the hop schedule as is looks great.


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Re: House IPA search, round three
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 03:26:58 AM »
@ klickitat jim - What is your typical BU/GU on your IPAs? Do you use that ratio to track the movement of the bitterness up or down, or do you just add hops until it tastes right? Mine are right around 1.200-ish (BeerSmith using Tinseth) and while I personally think that's pretty high, I could still see a little more bitterness as being welcome in my IPAs.
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Re: House IPA search, round three
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 06:20:43 AM »
i love your hop profile.  i don't see you you could possibly go wrong.

btw, i have your bottle.  i'll be sending it along soon.
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Re: House IPA search, round three
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013, 07:00:10 AM »
That looks like it will be a tasty brew. 

Is there a certain IPA that you are trying get close to?  Or are you going for one you will call your own?

I have recently started investigating the IPA trail here as well and have been sampling as many different ones my local liquor store has and also look anything different when traveling to different parts of the country.  West coast, midwest, east coast.  Quite the variance and ALL good.  It's not so easy picking one favorite.

Time for some small batch experimentation......
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Re: House IPA search, round three
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013, 07:41:48 AM »
@ klickitat jim - What is your typical BU/GU on your IPAs? Do you use that ratio to track the movement of the bitterness up or down, or do you just add hops until it tastes right? Mine are right around 1.200-ish (BeerSmith using Tinseth) and while I personally think that's pretty high, I could still see a little more bitterness as being welcome in my IPAs.

If you have a BU:GU ratio that high and your still looking for a little more bitterness you could try bumping your sulfate up way way high. like 250-300ppm
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Re: House IPA search, round three
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2013, 07:48:13 AM »
That looks really, really tasty.  Mind if I ask why 1# of crystal 10 - color, flavor?  Mosaic is crazy good; the hop schedule as is looks great.

Good question, I like the taste of it. It might be getting lost behind the Munich but oh well.

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Re: House IPA search, round three
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2013, 07:54:09 AM »
That looks like it will be a tasty brew. 

Is there a certain IPA that you are trying get close to?  Or are you going for one you will call your own?

I have recently started investigating the IPA trail here as well and have been sampling as many different ones my local liquor store has and also look anything different when traveling to different parts of the country.  West coast, midwest, east coast.  Quite the variance and ALL good.  It's not so easy picking one favorite.

Time for some small batch experimentation......

Not trying to clone per se, just design my own house recipe. I'll still be playing around but I want good IPA, APA, and Blonde recipes that are worth repeating.

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Re: House IPA search, round three
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2013, 08:01:12 AM »
@ klickitat jim - What is your typical BU/GU on your IPAs? Do you use that ratio to track the movement of the bitterness up or down, or do you just add hops until it tastes right? Mine are right around 1.200-ish (BeerSmith using Tinseth) and while I personally think that's pretty high, I could still see a little more bitterness as being welcome in my IPAs.

I note the target OG and ibu but I brew by taste. I'm not into water fixes but mort is probably spot on for you.

BTW I calculate my FWH as a 20 minute. Read that somewhere once, but no doubt it's debatable.

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Re: House IPA search, round three
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2013, 08:07:31 AM »
i love your hop profile.  i don't see you you could possibly go wrong.

btw, i have your bottle.  i'll be sending it along soon.

No rush but cool, thanks

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Re: House IPA search, round three
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2013, 08:10:53 AM »
Mosaic is crazy good; the hop schedule as is looks great.

Ya, I bought a pound and a half of mosaic pellets anticipating that I am approaching IPA nirvana

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Re: House IPA search, round three
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2013, 08:20:18 AM »
Not trying to clone per se, just design my own house recipe. I'll still be playing around but I want good IPA, APA, and Blonde recipes that are worth repeating.

Here, here on that.  "Inspired by" brewing.  Very nice.
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Re: House IPA search, round three
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2013, 08:38:49 AM »
@ klickitat jim - What is your typical BU/GU on your IPAs? Do you use that ratio to track the movement of the bitterness up or down, or do you just add hops until it tastes right? Mine are right around 1.200-ish (BeerSmith using Tinseth) and while I personally think that's pretty high, I could still see a little more bitterness as being welcome in my IPAs.

If you have a BU:GU ratio that high and your still looking for a little more bitterness you could try bumping your sulfate up way way high. like 250-300ppm

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Re: House IPA search, round three
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2013, 09:01:41 AM »
I'm bumping the bitter  hops tomorrow and changing from cascade for late addition

What about the beer are you trying to change from the last batch?
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Re: House IPA search, round three
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2013, 09:25:24 AM »
I'm bumping the bitter  hops tomorrow and changing from cascade for late addition

What about the beer are you trying to change from the last batch?

The last batch had plenty of malt so I cut from 3# Munich to 2. It was too common on hop flavor aroma so I dropped the cascade and went Amarillo mosaic. Bitter was getting close so I added a half oz of Simcoe
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