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Flogging a Dead Horse (American IPA)
« on: July 19, 2010, 04:48:22 PM »
Flogging a Dead Horse (American IPA)

Original Gravity (OG): 1.060  (°P): 14.7
Colour (SRM):          8.1   (EBC): 16.0
Bitterness (IBU):      63.4   (Average)

82% Pale Ale Malt
10% Munich I
5% Wheat Malt
3% Caramunich I

0.4 g/L Magnum (14.4% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
1 g/L Hop Mix (Cascade, Centenial, Simcoe, Citra) (9.6% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes (Boil)
2 g/L Hop Mix (Cascade, Centenial, Simcoe, Citra) (9.6% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
4 g/L Hop Mix (Cascade, Centenial, Simcoe, Citra) (9.6% Alpha) @ 2 Minutes (Boil)


Single step Infusion at 66°C for 90 Minutes. Boil for 90 Minutes

Fermented at 20°C with Safale US-05

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Re: Flogging a Dead Horse (American IPA)
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 05:37:33 PM »
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Re: Flogging a Dead Horse (American IPA)
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 09:40:57 PM »
I don't like to use Magnum to bitter an AIPA. Switch that out for some more of your mix, and I'd say you have a winner.

Well, that, and get rid of the 30 minute addition, and use it to dry hop.
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Re: Flogging a Dead Horse (American IPA)
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 09:13:16 AM »
I don't like to use Magnum to bitter an AIPA. Switch that out for some more of your mix, and I'd say you have a winner.

Well, that, and get rid of the 30 minute addition, and use it to dry hop.

Out of curiosity, why don't you like bittering an AIPA with magnum?
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Re: Flogging a Dead Horse (American IPA)
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010, 10:56:45 AM »
I don't like to use Magnum to bitter an AIPA. Switch that out for some more of your mix, and I'd say you have a winner.

Well, that, and get rid of the 30 minute addition, and use it to dry hop.

Out of curiosity, why don't you like bittering an AIPA with magnum?

I don't either and it's becasue I don't find Magnum aggressive enough for the kind of bittering I like in an AIPA.
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Re: Flogging a Dead Horse (American IPA)
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2010, 11:07:20 AM »
I don't like to use Magnum to bitter an AIPA. Switch that out for some more of your mix, and I'd say you have a winner.

Well, that, and get rid of the 30 minute addition, and use it to dry hop.

Out of curiosity, why don't you like bittering an AIPA with magnum?

I don't either and it's becasue I don't find Magnum aggressive enough for the kind of bittering I like in an AIPA.

What's your favorite bittering hop in an AIPA ?

I like Columbus and Chinook.
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Re: Flogging a Dead Horse (American IPA)
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2010, 11:29:10 AM »
I'd say CTZ, Centennial, or Summit.
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Re: Flogging a Dead Horse (American IPA)
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2010, 11:32:28 AM »
chinook
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Re: Flogging a Dead Horse (American IPA)
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2010, 12:42:05 PM »
I guess I am one who likes the less aggressive approach of magnum.  :)
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Re: Flogging a Dead Horse (American IPA)
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2010, 12:50:44 PM »
I guess I am one who likes the less aggressive approach of magnum.  :)

I really like magnum as a bittering hop in most of my American-style beers. It's interesting to hear other opinions though. 
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Re: Flogging a Dead Horse (American IPA)
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2010, 01:32:21 PM »
I can see why others prefer a "more aggressive" hop - but for my tastes I like the smoother background bitterness. I feel it helps showcase the flavor and aroma hops better.
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Re: Flogging a Dead Horse (American IPA)
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2010, 09:15:46 PM »


GOLD, Absolutely love it!

Quite an interesting debate, I'm enjoying all the banter  ;D

I've been thru most of the popular varities and back again but for me Magnum is my go-to hop for anything american (APA, Brown, IPA)

below is my "House IPA" every comp i enter it in it pulls a Gold and i usually brew it for special occasions the latest being my wedding, I was very suprised when it was the first keg to blow dry!


Dirty Celebration Ale (American IPA)

Original Gravity (OG): 1.060  (°P): 14.7
Colour (SRM):          8.7   (EBC): 17.1
Bitterness (IBU):      64.8   (Average)

75% Pale Ale Malt
15% Munich I
4% Carared
4% Wheat Malt
2% Caramunich III

1.2 g/L Nugget (8.5% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
1.0 g/L Amarillo (8.6% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
1.0 g/L Cascade (5.5% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
1.0 g/L Centennial (7.2% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
1.0 g/L Amarillo (8.6% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil)
1.0 g/L Cascade (5.5% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil)
1.0 g/L Centennial (7.2% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil)
1.0 g/L Amarillo (8.6% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil)
1.0 g/L Cascade (5.5% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil)
1.0 g/L Centennial (7.2% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil)

Single step Infusion at 66°C for 60 Minutes. Boil for 60 Minutes

Fermented at 20°C with Safale US-05

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Re: Flogging a Dead Horse (American IPA)
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2010, 12:56:57 PM »
I guess I am one who likes the less aggressive approach of magnum.  :)

I use magnum as well in about 1/2 of my AIPA recipes, the other half is either Columbus or Chinook.
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