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IPA water profile
« on: May 20, 2018, 09:23:05 PM »
Does this seem acceptable for a hoppy hoppy IPA?

Starting with RO, then add---

Calcium 104ppm
Mag       0ppm
Sodium  36ppm
Sulfate   88ppm
Chloride 174ppm
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Re: IPA water profile
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2018, 09:36:17 PM »
Flipping the sulfate and chloride would dry it out and accentuate the hops.
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Re: IPA water profile
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 10:04:13 PM »
That profile isn't remotely close to suitable for a regular IPA. You do need much more sulfate and much less chloride.
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Re: IPA water profile
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 11:06:25 PM »
What about your Edinburg profile?  Should have been more clear it's an NEIPA, so lots of hop but not too bitter.   
cal        102
ma        20
sodium  54
sulfate  136
chloride 41
bicarb   170
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Re: IPA water profile
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2018, 11:10:11 PM »
NEIPA is not an IPA. Its a NEIPA. But with your clarification, that water profile could work well. Be sure that you're bringing the mash pH into the 5.3 range.
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Re: IPA water profile
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2018, 11:26:22 PM »
NEIPA is not an IPA.

There, somebody said it! :)
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Re: IPA water profile
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2018, 12:44:37 AM »
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Re: IPA water profile
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2018, 03:31:56 AM »
I've got a water adjustment that is calling for 9.6ml. lactic.  Doesn't this sound like a bit much?
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Re: IPA water profile
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2018, 11:44:41 AM »
I've got a water adjustment that is calling for 9.6ml. lactic.  Doesn't this sound like a bit much?

If you have the acid's strength parameters properly set to match your acid's strength, then NO. The batch volume wasn't stated, but I'm assuming its greater than 5 gal. I would expect well less than 0.5 ml of 88% lactic when starting with RO water and adding that much calcium. 
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Re: IPA water profile
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2018, 02:50:41 AM »
NEIPA is not an IPA. Its a NEIPA.



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Re: IPA water profile
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2018, 06:01:52 PM »
Well whatever it is I want to drink it and I want it to taste good.   :o
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Re: IPA water profile
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2018, 01:30:12 PM »
NEIPA is not an IPA. Its a NEIPA.



And that's from the young Denny Conn himself.


On point

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Re: IPA water profile
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2018, 10:19:04 AM »
NEIPA is not an IPA. Its a NEIPA.



And that's from the young Denny Conn himself.


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Beer styles evolve.  Nothing stays the same forever.

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Re: IPA water profile
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2018, 11:55:26 AM »
NEIPA is not an IPA. Its a NEIPA.



And that's from the young Denny Conn himself.


On point
Beer styles evolve.  Nothing stays the same forever.
But, analogous to biological evolution, when something evolves to a certain degree, it's now something else, a new and separate species as it were. These are now two very different things with a common ancestor, both having evolved in different directions. BA has done well to create a new style category in its guidelines, BJCP should follow suit.  My $0.02.
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