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Black IPA
« on: January 01, 2014, 06:29:02 PM »
Here's my first stab at a black IPA recipe. My biggest question is the grain bill.... whatcha think?

Batch = 5.5
OG = 1.070
60 minute mash @ 150

90% Two-Row Pale Malt = 13 lb
5% Caramel/Crystal 60L = 13 oz
5% Carafa III = 14 oz

FWH = 1 oz Chinook and 1 oz Simcoe
60 minute = 2 oz Columbus
30 minute = 1 oz Chinook
10 minute = 1 oz Simcoe, 1 oz Galaxy, 1 oz Centennial
0 minute = 1 oz Simcoe, 1 oz Galaxy, 1 oz Centennial
Dry Hop = 2 oz Simcoe, 2 oz Galaxy, 2 oz Centennial

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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 06:35:27 PM »
I like it Frank.  Like the hop schedule - that's a good combo. The only thing different I do is to add 3 or 4 oz of chocolate malt, for a slight roastiness. But I think you'll be happy.
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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 06:56:25 PM »
I like it Frank.  Like the hop schedule - that's a good combo. The only thing different I do is to add 3 or 4 oz of chocolate malt, for a slight roastiness. But I think you'll be happy.

Thanks, Jon. I was pondering adding chocolate malt to the recipe. Would you include it in the mash or add at sparge or something else?
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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 07:01:29 PM »
Doesn't really matter.  I would just keep it with the Carafa. You'll have to post on how it turns out !
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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 07:06:49 PM »
Will do. This one probably won't be brewed until late January or early February. I have that hoppy pilsner coming up on the 10th, and doing a 10 gallon batch of my Good Morning Stout on the 20th. So this will be after them.
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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 07:43:56 PM »
Are you using software to build your recipe? Do you have an estimated SRM?
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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 07:55:58 PM »
Are you using software to build your recipe? Do you have an estimated SRM?

No software. I do it the old fashioned way. I don't really shoot for any specific SRM... Just as long as it is blackish  :P
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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 08:05:41 PM »
Are you using software to build your recipe? Do you have an estimated SRM?

No software. I do it the old fashioned way. I don't really shoot for any specific SRM... Just as long as it is blackish  :P
Right on, I wasn't going to suggest a specific number. More just wondering if it would be dark enough for you.
I'm sure it will be fine and I really like the hop bill. 
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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2014, 08:18:41 PM »
I'm going to add the 4 oz of chocolate malt that Jon suggested.
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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2014, 09:07:23 PM »
I'm thinking you want the Carafa III special (i.e., dehusked), right? I made that mistake once and ended up turning an Amber into a Brown Ale. Most Black IPA recipes usually use a dehusked roast malt like Carafa Special or Midnight Wheat for color with minimal flavor. Then if you want to dial in some roastiness, that's what your chocolate malt is for.
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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2014, 09:17:56 PM »
I'm thinking you want the Carafa III special (i.e., dehusked), right? I made that mistake once and ended up turning an Amber into a Brown Ale. Most Black IPA recipes usually use a dehusked roast malt like Carafa Special or Midnight Wheat for color with minimal flavor. Then if you want to dial in some roastiness, that's what your chocolate malt is for.

I have Weyermann Dehusked Carafa III......that's what the label says anyways.
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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2014, 07:37:01 PM »
I'm going to bump this brew up to this weekend since my pilsner yeast won't be ready in time. I currently have an all Zythos IPA fermenting with WLP007. I will rack that to a secondary and use that yeast cake for this brew. I'm really looking forward to brewing this batch since it will be the first black IPA under my belt.
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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2014, 07:52:52 PM »
Looks good,man.  I think you'll like it !
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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2014, 06:22:30 PM »
I brewed this today. All and all I think it was a pretty successful brew day. I missed my target gravity of 1.070 and hit 1.066. I'll take it. That's still a pretty solid number. Aside from thus being my first black IPA, there were a couple other firsts today. Crazy enough, this was the first time things lined up to pitch onto an existing yeast cake. I picked up a bottle of scotch last night so we had our first hot scotchies!
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Re: Black IPA
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2014, 06:47:58 PM »
It'll come out good anyway. Hot scotchy is pretty tasty, huh?  I'm brewing in the a.m., so I'll be having one.
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