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Thoughts on this IPA Recipe
« on: August 18, 2016, 06:50:28 PM »
I am relatively new to home brewing (6 brews under my belt), I brew using the BIAB method with a 10 gallon kettle.  I wanted to get some feedback for my next recipe.

Fermentables:
5.5lbs of American Pale 6-Row
1.5lbs of Munich
1.5lbs of Victory
.5lbs of Carapils
2lbs of local honey

Hops:
2oz Magnum
1oz Cascade
1oz Centennial
(considering additional 1oz of Citra and 1oz of Mosaic)
All during boil

Yeast: Wyeast American Ale 1056

Mash Water: 7.28 gallons
Mash: 150 for 75mins
Boil: 75 mins

Thoughts? Questions?
« Last Edit: August 18, 2016, 06:52:34 PM by hoothout »

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Re: Thoughts on this IPA Recipe
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 06:57:42 PM »
As a quick note, my house IPA (stolen from someone here on the forum) is 75/20/5 on 2row, Munich I, and Victory. No carapils added and have never tried adding honey. I get plenty of good foam and head retention without the carapils in this beer, and the honey might be nice. As a comparison, my recipe calls for 16oz of hops between boil (12ish) and dry hopping (4-6) though. Been very happy with it, but I like the hop profile a good deal
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Re: Thoughts on this IPA Recipe
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 07:04:02 PM »
As a quick note, my house IPA (stolen from someone here on the forum) is 75/20/5 on 2row, Munich I, and Victory. No carapils added and have never tried adding honey. I get plenty of good foam and head retention without the carapils in this beer, and the honey might be nice. As a comparison, my recipe calls for 16oz of hops between boil (12ish) and dry hopping (4-6) though. Been very happy with it, but I like the hop profile a good deal

Cool, so I could ramp up the hops a little more.  Thanks!

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Re: Thoughts on this IPA Recipe
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 07:12:26 PM »
Are you sure you want to use 6 row?
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Re: Thoughts on this IPA Recipe
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 07:20:40 PM »
Are you sure you want to use 6 row?

I am not set on 6 row, why wouldn't it be a good option?

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Re: Thoughts on this IPA Recipe
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 07:41:38 PM »
Are you sure you want to use 6 row?

I am not set on 6 row, why wouldn't it be a good option?

6 row has a harsher, grainier flavor than 2 row.  It is generally only used in high adjunct mashes and seldom even then.
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Re: Thoughts on this IPA Recipe
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2016, 07:43:18 PM »
Are you sure you want to use 6 row?

I am not set on 6 row, why wouldn't it be a good option?

6 row has a harsher, grainier flavor than 2 row.  It is generally only used in high adjunct mashes and seldom even then.

I was just reading about that, I will make the adjustment to 2 row instead of 6 row, thanks!

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Re: Thoughts on this IPA Recipe
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2016, 08:17:02 PM »
Your old eyes are better than my old eyes Denny, I did not even see that. Think my brain auto-corrected it to 2 row when I read it!
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Re: Thoughts on this IPA Recipe
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2016, 08:55:56 PM »
My  question is 16oz of hops (pellets) and should there be more 2row? The most hop I  ever use with 6 ounces in a 5gal batch
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Re: Thoughts on this IPA Recipe
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2016, 09:07:51 PM »
My  question is 16oz of hops (pellets) and should there be more 2row? The most hop I  ever use with 6 ounces in a 5gal batch

Yeah, 2 oz. of Magnum with that little grain will make a very bitter beer.
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Re: Thoughts on this IPA Recipe
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2016, 12:09:02 PM »
For an IPA you are waisting that expensive local honey. Hops will cover up that aroma and flavor. That amount of Victory will also likely over rule any honey flavor as well. Sup regular old sugar or two row and save the honey for a honey focused batch.

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Re: Thoughts on this IPA Recipe
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2016, 12:28:49 PM »
For an IPA you are waisting that expensive local honey. Hops will cover up that aroma and flavor. That amount of Victory will also likely over rule any honey flavor as well. Sup regular old sugar or two row and save the honey for a honey focused batch.

I agree. FWIW I only add sugar to IIPA ( don't brew it very often now), not to IPA. No harm in adding some, but I wouldn't add over 1/2 a lb.
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Re: Thoughts on this IPA Recipe
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2016, 03:35:11 PM »
For an IPA you are waisting that expensive local honey. Hops will cover up that aroma and flavor. That amount of Victory will also likely over rule any honey flavor as well. Sup regular old sugar or two row and save the honey for a honey focused batch.

Ok thanks! This is the guidance that I was looking for.  Much appreciated!