Hey folks, I have been think about one post in the forum what beer your struggle most, for me was the obvious british beers, but second to that is the IPA, I don't know why most don't hit the right spot, the only one I did good was my first beer, it was suppose to be a american pale ale but lost like 2 gallon of beer in the end, so did the abv, ibu and colour of a IPA, it was good for the first one I did. So I'm trying to create a base recipe for my IPA's and need help.
5 Gallon efficienty of 75-80%, and I have 2 options of base of the recipe, in the malt side I mean, the first one I already did and the colour is a beatiful amber red, using:
10 pound of 2 row
14 oz of carared
14 oz of caramunich I
10.5 oz of caragold or caramunich II
This give me 1.065 of OG and with a good attenuation the FG of 1.011, like I said already did use this base and give about 28 EBC, but I'm think going with this one to new base for a IPA:
9 pound of 2 row
2 pound and 6 oz of munich light
10.5 oz of caraamber
7 oz of caramunich I
With this one I get more body and less abv for paring with the bitter of a american or english IPA, what you guys think?
Another help I need is that my friend gonna do a birthday party and ask me 5 gallon of beer, he love IPA and love 60 minute IPA and stone IPA, so I was think doing addition of 5 and 5 minute from the 30 minute to flame out (30, 25, 20, 15, 10 and 5) for this I'm looking the best hop to give a nice flavor, aroma and not a harsh bitterness and I'm gonna give the hops to him, and I have chinook, simcoe and nugget, the first 2 I'm gonna use for sure, he love those 2, but the nugget don't seen the best option, so I was think about cascade or amarillo, but the problem I personaly don't like amarillo, and I love cascade, but the cohumulone is little high and I'm afraid of begin a little to harsh, what you guys sugest to pairing with simcoe and chinook? Amarillo, cascade or nugget?