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Offline dilluh98

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Double IPA with WLP090
« on: March 17, 2016, 03:59:35 PM »
Hi All,

I'm planning on giving my 5th generation WLP090 pitch a last hurrah by brewing a IIPA. I love this yeast for more rounded/soft APAs and IPAs and have enjoyed every beer I've made with it. This pitch is ready to rock right now so I figure I'll go for a big IIPA. Looking for something that's a bit on the pine/spicy/resin side for hops with big bitterness rather than  rounded/fruity/tropical (using up the 3 oz of Chinook sitting in the freezer would be an added bonus). Malt bill I'm not sure about at all although I just put in an order for a sack of MO for some future bitters brewing so using some of that on this grain bill would be another added bonus. I've never brewed a IIPA before so any other tips/advice would be more than welcome.

Cheers y'all and thanks in advance!

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Re: Double IPA with WLP090
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 04:09:10 PM »
If you are looking for big, sharp bitterness then I might use some of that chinook as your bittering hop. I also recently tried a single hop pale ale from Green Flash that used Pacific Gem hops and it had a level of spicyness that I haven't experienced before, and that's a good thing!

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Re: Double IPA with WLP090
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 04:34:51 PM »
The biggest thing for me is to get a beer that's dry enough to drink more than one of. Way too many IIPAs for my tastes end up like American Barleywine. I mash low (149F/90 mins) and use a lb of sugar to help dry the finish. I also limit crystal to ~ 6 oz of C40 in 5 gallons to avoid cloying sweetness. Keep in mind that the higher alcohol alone will enhance your perception of sweetness.
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Re: Double IPA with WLP090
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2016, 04:40:46 PM »
The biggest thing for me is to get a beer that's dry enough to drink more than one of. Way too many IIPAs for my tastes end up like American Barleywine. I mash low (149F/90 mins) and use a lb of sugar to help dry the finish. I also limit crystal to ~ 6 oz of C40 in 5 gallons to avoid cloying sweetness. Keep in mind that the higher alcohol alone will enhance your perception of sweetness.

Good call. Yes, I absolutely want to avoid barleywine territory with this. Thinking maybe a blend of 2-row/MO with a touch of crystal and a # of sugar at the end.

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Re: Double IPA with WLP090
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2016, 06:01:41 PM »
You can avoid crystal sweetness altogether by using some Light Munich for color and a little malty flavor.  I don't use crystal in American IPA any more.
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Re: Double IPA with WLP090
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2016, 07:17:00 PM »
I almost never use crystal in much either. I also mash at 148-149 for 90 min. When I do an IIPA I also try not to get too many hop varieties in there. I too use about 5% corn sugar. I make sure to ramp my temps to keep it going. 090 is in my fridge, need to break it out. I'm using 007 in my IPA anything beers. Good luck!


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Re: Double IPA with WLP090
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2016, 07:22:29 PM »
I almost never use crystal in much either. I also mash at 148-149 for 90 min. When I do an IIPA I also try not to get too many hop varieties in there. I too use about 5% corn sugar. I make sure to ramp my temps to keep it going. 090 is in my fridge, need to break it out. I'm using 007 in my IPA anything beers. Good luck!


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Funny. I think Mark had suspected that WLP090 is a variant of WLP007 based on performance and also that their krausen look almost identical. I love WLP007 for most of the English stuff I brew. I'll take the "no crystal" under advisement as I continue to put this recipe together.

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Re: Double IPA with WLP090
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2016, 05:21:55 AM »
The biggest thing for me is to get a beer that's dry enough to drink more than one of. Way too many IIPAs for my tastes end up like American Barleywine. I mash low (149F/90 mins) and use a lb of sugar to help dry the finish. I also limit crystal to ~ 6 oz of C40 in 5 gallons to avoid cloying sweetness. Keep in mind that the higher alcohol alone will enhance your perception of sweetness.

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Double IPA with WLP090
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2016, 07:02:33 PM »
I almost never use crystal in much either. I also mash at 148-149 for 90 min. When I do an IIPA I also try not to get too many hop varieties in there. I too use about 5% corn sugar. I make sure to ramp my temps to keep it going. 090 is in my fridge, need to break it out. I'm using 007 in my IPA anything beers. Good luck!


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Funny. I think Mark had suspected that WLP090 is a variant of WLP007 based on performance and also that their krausen look almost identical. I love WLP007 for most of the English stuff I brew. I'll take the "no crystal" under advisement as I continue to put this recipe together.

I've lost interest in Chico. I brewed several split batches with Chico and 007. Every time I like the something extra I get. I have some 1217 I'm going to split with next week. I didn't realize Mark thought they were from the same strain, good to know thanks.


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