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How many total ounces of hops do you use on average when brewing a 5 gallon batch of American IPA?

5 ounces
2 (1.9%)
6 ounces
10 (9.6%)
7 ounces
10 (9.6%)
8 ounces
29 (27.9%)
9 ounces
13 (12.5%)
10 ounces
14 (13.5%)
11 ounces
2 (1.9%)
12 ounces
7 (6.7%)
13 or more ounces
17 (16.3%)

Total Members Voted: 104

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Offline Sonicshrew

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Re: How many ounces of hops in your American IPA?
« Reply #45 on: March 22, 2017, 07:49:45 am »
I average around 16oz for both IPAs and DIPAs (difference being the bittering addition). FWH, 20, 5, and two hop stands. One hopstand after flameout, and then another at 170F. I read an article years ago about whirlpooling (I think it was BYO), and now it's just habit.

Offline bkaider

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Re: How many ounces of hops in your American IPA?
« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2017, 08:44:37 am »
I did a 12 oz/5 gal batch that was pretty good, but the most recent IPA I made was my best yet and was 8 oz.  The schedule was:

45 min - 2 oz Mosaic
15 min - 2 oz Mosaic
05 min - 1 oz Mosaic
00 min - 1 oz Mosaic
Primary - 2 oz Citra

It has a lot of hop flavor and a moderately bitter finish. 

Offline SWSommer

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Re: How many ounces of hops in your American IPA?
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2017, 10:23:45 am »
The American IPA I have cooking now includes Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe, and Columbus hops, the same combo in the DIPA Pliny the Elder, but with about 25% less hops per 5 gallons.

For the current IPA, I used:

1 oz Simcoe, 20 min before end of Mash
1 oz Amarillo, 60 min boil
1 oz Centennial, 1 oz Columbus, 15 min boil
2 oz Centennial, 2 oz Columbus at FO
2 oz Amarillo, dry hop for 7 days

The "young", unconditioned beer 2 weeks into secondary has a pleasant fruit and spice aroma, and a dry, pleasant bitterness.  I expect this to be bottled this weekend and conditioned another 2 weeks.  The grain bill is over-simplified for this brew:  96% 2-row pale malt and 4% Crystal 60L.
Scott S.
Fermenting: Special American Pale Ale, Rebel IPA Clone
Conditioning: Personal Recipe American Strong Ale
In Bottles: Red X Single Malt Strong Ale, Dry Irish Stout, Arrogant Bastard Clone
In the works:  Personal Recipe Porter, Personal Recipe American Amber Ale

Offline Pastamassima

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Re: How many ounces of hops in your American IPA?
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2017, 12:59:46 pm »
I think this survey'd be more accurate if it considered the type of hopping (FW vs bittering vs flavoring vs aroma vs fermentor vs dry hopping)? This is purely quantitative and doesn't take into account the various hopping schedules or even the type of American IPA (West Coast vs East Coast vs Great Lakes etc).

I assume by the big numbers (8+ ounces) that most hopping is done post-30 minutes?

But I'd be down for a grassy IPA (does that mean lawnmower "cuttings" IPA?)  ;D

Cheers,
Christophe

Offline Pastamassima

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Re: How many ounces of hops in your American IPA?
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2017, 01:02:56 pm »
I did a 12 oz/5 gal batch that was pretty good, but the most recent IPA I made was my best yet and was 8 oz.  The schedule was:

45 min - 2 oz Mosaic
15 min - 2 oz Mosaic
05 min - 1 oz Mosaic
00 min - 1 oz Mosaic
Primary - 2 oz Citra

It has a lot of hop flavor and a moderately bitter finish.

What's yr OG here?

C

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Re: How many ounces of hops in your American IPA?
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2017, 02:14:32 pm »
Depends on the hop varieties (alpha acid), but on average about 8oz per 5 gal. batch give or take.
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Re: How many ounces of hops in your American IPA?
« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2017, 02:18:34 pm »
I'm in the 10-18 camp depending on the gravity. I tend to do 50-70 calculated IBU @ 60. I usually do a 5 min, and big dose in whirlpool. I usually dryhop with 6 oz. 3 for 3 days, and 3 more for another 3 days. I tend to use a little more because I usually pitch 007. I'd use less if using Chico.


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Re: How many ounces of hops in your American IPA?
« Reply #52 on: April 09, 2017, 08:19:16 am »
I hop almost exclusively at 5 minute or dry hop.  Since I brew in 5 liter batches, nor worries about the extra hops needed and the outcome is smoother with more aroma.
Jim
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