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IPA Recipe
« on: June 11, 2014, 06:11:17 PM »
I've been doing lots of belgians, but I want to get back to doing a solid hoppy beast that focuses on hop flavors and aromas and doesn't overwhelm my girlfriend's limited tolerance for bitterness. Therefore I came up with this IPA idea. Simple straightforward strong American IPA recipe with a focus on some hops I got in my freezer from Nikobrew.  Thoughts? 

Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 6.52 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.98 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 4.60 gal
Estimated OG: 1.068 SG
Estimated Color: 6.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 99.2 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 71.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 81.7 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
11 lbs                Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)         Grain         1        86.3 %       
12.0 oz               Munich 10L (Briess) (10.0 SRM)           Grain         2        5.9 %         
8.0 oz                Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)             Grain         3        3.9 %         
8.0 oz                Caramel Malt - 20L (Briess) (20.0 SRM)   Grain         4        3.9 %         
2.00 oz               Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus (CTZ) [15.50 %] - Hop           5        71.9 IBUs     
1.00 Items            Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)        Fining        6        -             
1.00 tsp              Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15.0 mins)          Other         7        -             
10.00 g               Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Boil 15.0 mins Water Agent   8        -             
1.00 oz               Amarillo [9.20 %] - Boil 5.0 min         Hop           9        5.5 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min      Hop           10       6.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Galaxy [14.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min          Hop           11       8.4 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] - Boil 5.0 mi Hop           12       7.4 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Amarillo [9.20 %] - Aroma Steep 30.0 min Hop           13       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Centennial [10.00 %] - Aroma Steep 30.0  Hop           14       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Galaxy [14.00 %] - Aroma Steep 30.0 min  Hop           15       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] - Aroma Steep Hop           16       0.0 IBUs     
2.0 pkg               Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)  Yeast         17       -             
1.00 oz               Amarillo [9.20 %] - Dry Hop 10.0 Days    Hop           18       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 10.0 Days Hop           19       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Galaxy [14.00 %] - Dry Hop 10.0 Days     Hop           20       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] - Dry Hop 10. Hop           21       0.0 IBUs     
0.25 oz               Amarillo [9.20 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days     Hop           22       0.0 IBUs     
0.25 oz               Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days  Hop           23       0.0 IBUs     
0.25 oz               Galaxy [14.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days      Hop           24       0.0 IBUs     
0.25 oz               Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Hop           25       0.0 IBUs     


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge

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Re: IPA Recipe
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 04:27:16 AM »
I like it.  Looks really good. Can't guarantee your GF liking it, but I'm pretty sure you will. Let us know how it comes out. Enjoy!
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Re: IPA Recipe
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014, 10:35:10 AM »
my only complaint is I don't think you need the cara pils.
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Re: IPA Recipe
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2014, 10:44:23 AM »
my only complaint is I don't think you need the cara pils.

Except for the CaraPils !  I rarely if ever use it.  Especially if you mash low, I've never understood using it.
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Re: IPA Recipe
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2014, 02:29:28 PM »
I think that looks tasty except for the carapils as well. The only other comment I would make is with the amount of hops for dry hopping 10 days seems a little long for me. I like 3-5 days so I might suggest the initial 3 days and then add and go another 2-3 days but that's just me:)
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Re: IPA Recipe
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2014, 04:24:52 PM »
So I can bump up C20 to maybe 5% and get rid of Carapils. Dry hopping I agree, I actually generally only do it to about 7 days max first first, and less. I'll dry at end of primary then rack to secondary for 2nd dry hopping for maybe 3-4 days.

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Re: IPA Recipe
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2014, 06:12:46 PM »
I'd just replace it with either more base malt, munich, or melanoidan.
Love the hop blends - great way to get lots of hop complexity.
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Re: IPA Recipe
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2014, 06:34:14 PM »
my only complaint is I don't think you need the cara pils.

Except for the CaraPils !  I rarely if ever use it.  Especially if you mash low, I've never understood using it.


If he mashes low, the body will be thinner and more fermentable.  If he adds some Carapils, it will provide extra body and foam retention without adding sweetness.  It's a dextrin malt.  It makes more sense to use it with a low mash temp than high.  4-8oz is plenty.  Use it if you think your beer is too thin. 

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Re: IPA Recipe
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2014, 06:46:11 PM »
my only complaint is I don't think you need the cara pils.

At GR Jeremy Kosmicki said he does not pay attention to what is said in the interwebz. He brews to his taste, uses a lot of carapils and crystal in his beers, and is after balance, not the West Coast thing.

It was refreshing to hear that. Not that I like carapils and crystal , but I appreciate the end beer.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2014, 05:03:31 AM by hopfenundmalz »
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Re: IPA Recipe
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2014, 04:54:18 AM »
my only complaint is I don't think you need the cara pils.

Except for the CaraPils !  I rarely if ever use it.  Especially if you mash low, I've never understood using it.


If he mashes low, the body will be thinner and more fermentable.  If he adds some Carapils, it will provide extra body and foam retention without adding sweetness.  It's a dextrin malt.  It makes more sense to use it with a low mash temp than high.  4-8oz is plenty.  Use it if you think your beer is too thin. 

Depends on what you're after. If the goal in a low mash temp is to attenuate well (with a low FG) and have,for example, what the Belgians call a 'digestible' beer , then it seems counterproductive to drive the FG back up with unfermentables. I'm not saying it can't ever have a place in beer, but I'd rather control body with mash temp most times. YMMV.
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Re: IPA Recipe
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2014, 06:46:55 AM »
my only complaint is I don't think you need the cara pils.

At GR Jeremy Kosmicki said he does not pay attention to what is said in the interwebz. He brews to his taste, uses a lot of carapils and crystal in his beers, and is after balance, not the West Coast thing.

It was refreshing to hear that. Not that I like carapils and crystal , but I appreciate the end beer.

What about books? Is it ok to listen to what's said in them? If so I'd suggest to consult Mitch Steele's IPA book about the over use of crystal malt in IPA brewing. I'm assuming Mitch brews to his taste too. ;)

Seriously, I agree that everyone should brew to your taste. My tastes don't appreciate the combination of too much crystal malt in addition to american C hops. But I don't think the OP is doing theat here. That said, I still don't think the .5 lb of cara pils really does much for the recipe.
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Re: IPA Recipe
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2014, 06:57:52 AM »
my only complaint is I don't think you need the cara pils.

At GR Jeremy Kosmicki said he does not pay attention to what is said in the interwebz. He brews to his taste, uses a lot of carapils and crystal in his beers, and is after balance, not the West Coast thing.

It was refreshing to hear that. Not that I like carapils and crystal , but I appreciate the end beer.

What about books? Is it ok to listen to what's said in them? If so I'd suggest to consult Mitch Steele's IPA book about the over use of crystal malt in IPA brewing. I'm assuming Mitch brews to his taste too. ;)

Seriously, I agree that everyone should brew to your taste. My tastes don't appreciate the combination of too much crystal malt in addition to american C hops. But I don't think the OP is doing theat here. That said, I still don't think the .5 lb of cara pils really does much for the recipe.

He is one of those West Coast guys.  ;)
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Re: IPA Recipe
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2014, 07:08:23 AM »
With cara pils I consider it a tool. I guess if you are mashing low or want to keep the beer very light but want to still keep more body in the beer (say a basemalt of strictly pils) cara pils is a great tool. For single infusion breweries who may have a problem mashing high, etc. But I'm not sure why it was included in this recipe, which is why I said I don't think you need the carapils.

Anf Jeff, one more thing. When Kosmicki said "don't believe everything you read on the internet" I don't think he meant this forum. :P
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Re: IPA Recipe
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2014, 08:04:06 AM »
my only complaint is I don't think you need the cara pils.

At GR Jeremy Kosmicki said he does not pay attention to what is said in the interwebz. He brews to his taste, uses a lot of carapils and crystal in his beers, and is after balance, not the West Coast thing.

It was refreshing to hear that. Not that I like carapils and crystal , but I appreciate the end beer.

Not that you can't use large amounts of cara malts in a west coast beer.  John Maier does it all the time with great success (at least to my tastes).
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Re: IPA Recipe
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2014, 09:59:39 AM »
my only complaint is I don't think you need the cara pils.

At GR Jeremy Kosmicki said he does not pay attention to what is said in the interwebz. He brews to his taste, uses a lot of carapils and crystal in his beers, and is after balance, not the West Coast thing.

It was refreshing to hear that. Not that I like carapils and crystal , but I appreciate the end beer.

Not that you can't use large amounts of cara malts in a west coast beer.  John Maier does it all the time with great success (at least to my tastes).

And I've made it clear a few times that I'm not a huge fan of Rogue beers. They are obviously well brewed but I prefer my beers drier. Much of this may have to do with Climate. It's hot and sticky where I am and what I want is a dry beer that will quench my thirst, especially when I drink IPAs.
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