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IPA recipe help
« on: February 02, 2011, 10:03:17 PM »
Just wondered what people thought of this recipe.  The Hop schedule gets the IBUs right where I want them, I just want some feedback on the grain bill I took the grain ideas from another recipe.  I would do this as a partial mash, and I would like a nice balance of malt and hoppiness.  I am brewing a beer for my groomsmen, and am exploring some different possibilities now.  I'd love to give them something like an IPA that's hoppy, but smooth.  I also don't know if I would do this with Rye, so I'm open to suggestions.  

(For 2.5 gallons)
3 lbs LME
1 lb Flaked Rye
0.5lb Crystal 40L
4 oz Victory
2 oz Wheat

Anticipated OG: 1.063
Anticipated FG: 1.016
Color: 11 SRM

0.5 oz Centennial (60min)
0.5 oz Cascade (30min)
0.5 oz Amarillo (10 min)
Dry Hop with 0.5 oz Amarillo (7 days)

Anticipated IBU: 62.4

I'm not sure as to what yeast I would use yet.  Any good suggestions for an IPA?  I've been using White Labs American Ale Blend for some other beers.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2011, 10:09:13 PM by madscientist »
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Re: IPA recipe help
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 06:41:48 AM »
For it to be an effective partial-mash, you're gonna need some base malt in there to provide the enzymes.  Add a pound or two of regular 2-row and that part should be good to go.
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Re: IPA recipe help
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 07:02:49 AM »
I thought it was fine at first then noticed the very small amount of Victory.  I'd add way more of that, as much as the two pounds that hokerer suggested.  It can convert the enzymes just fine I would think.
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Re: IPA recipe help
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011, 11:05:19 AM »
OK, so I think I'll bump up the victory... maybe the wheat too?  If anyone else thinks I should still add some 2-row I can do that as well. 

This will probably be attempt number 3 at making my own recipe.  I'm slowly trying to move away from Kits.
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Re: IPA recipe help
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2011, 03:24:43 PM »
doesn't wheat need to be mashed?
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Re: IPA recipe help
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2011, 04:25:24 PM »
doesn't wheat need to be mashed?

I'm pretty sure they are talking about a partial mash
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Re: IPA recipe help
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2011, 04:46:45 PM »
doesn't wheat need to be mashed?

I'm pretty sure they are talking about a partial mash

Missed that part!  Carry on  ;)
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Re: IPA recipe help
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 12:38:51 AM »
Isn't 3lbs of LME for a 2.5 gallon batch enough enzymes? Or is the percentage of unmodified grain too high?
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Re: IPA recipe help
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2011, 12:54:48 AM »
LME, unless it's a Diastatic malt of some variety will carry no enzymes.
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Re: IPA recipe help
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2011, 08:39:10 AM »
Use malted rye and your set. Victory doesn't have much DP left in it after being toasted.

I think that is too much crystal malt and not enough hops.
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Re: IPA recipe help
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2011, 10:37:43 AM »
So based on everyone's suggestion, for 2.5 gallons, I came up with:

1 lb American 2 row
1 lb Malted Rye
4 oz Crystal 40:
4 oz Victory (Going on the fact that my enzymes for conversion are coming from the 2 row)
4 oz Wheat
3lb LME

The hop schedule remains about the same, I have it bouncing between 60-65 IBU. 
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Re: IPA recipe help
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2011, 06:56:00 PM »
Not that there is a problem with the 2-row, I just posted about the malted rye because it has enough DP to convert your mash. You don't need the 2-row with it. You could even use malted wheat. All of those malts have high DP levels, enough to convert twice their weight in a mash.

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Re: IPA recipe help
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2011, 10:08:24 AM »
Not that there is a problem with the 2-row, I just posted about the malted rye because it has enough DP to convert your mash. You don't need the 2-row with it. You could even use malted wheat. All of those malts have high DP levels, enough to convert twice their weight in a mash.

Ah ok cool.  Thanks!
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Re: IPA recipe help
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2011, 01:42:52 AM »
No comment on the grain and such but I use White Labs Irish ale 004 and it comes out fantastic.  ;D

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Re: IPA recipe help
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2011, 10:19:21 AM »
Hmm.  I will definately try that in another batch if this one turns out good.  I know a guy who cultures his own and he reccomended using his Old Newark Ale yeast, so I am going to try that.  I'm really excited for this beer.  I've been trying to formulate my own recipes and truly make these beers "my own."  My light/blonde came out really good, my Pale Ale is bubbling away, and I am hoping this recipe comes out just as good.   
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