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IPA recipe
« on: August 10, 2011, 01:38:37 PM »
Was looking for some feedback on this partial mash IPA recipe.

Batch size: 5 gal
Partial Boil (3 gal)
IBU: 74


Mash
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1.0 lb American 2-row
1.0 lb Honey Malt

Extracts
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3.3 lb Liquid Malt extract
3.3 lb Pilsner malt extract

Hops
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Columbus (0.5 oz, 60 min)
Cascade (0.75 oz, 30 min)
Columbus (1 oz, 15 min)
Athanum (1 oz, 10 min)
Cascade (1 oz, flame out)

Dry hop with a combination of Centennial and Amarillo or Athanum. 
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Re: IPA recipe
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 01:46:01 PM »
I think it sounds delicious but I think your IBU calculations are way too high.  I'm assuming you'll be using pale LME too.
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Re: IPA recipe
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 01:52:32 PM »
yes pale LME.  I should have mentioned I am doing late extract addition, so using Beer Calculus I entered the pilsner LME as the late addition, and that's the IBU it came back with. 
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Re: IPA recipe
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011, 06:34:12 PM »
Doing the Pils LME as a late addition and boiling only three gallons in Beersmith says the IBU's will be 65.2.
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Re: IPA recipe
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011, 06:38:41 PM »
Doing the Pils LME as a late addition and boiling only three gallons in Beersmith says the IBU's will be 65.2.

Cool thanks for checking... I can live with 65.2.
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Re: IPA recipe
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 05:55:47 AM »
I actually just downloaded Beersmith (the trial)... and reworked the whole recipe as a partial mash, 5gal batch, 3 gal boil.  Everything is almost the same, and I will be adding the pilsner malt extract late, and I have it at about 68 IBU.  Just really changed the amount of Columbus to 0.63.  Doesn't really matter if i'm at 65 or 75, just as long as it tastes good.  But I do appreciate the help, and I think I will be buying the full version of Beersmith.

I've heard of some beers being dry hopped multiple times, so I might do that with Cascade/Amarillo for one week and then add Centennial/Ahtanum for an additional week.

Edit:  After getting used to the program some more, it turned out I clicked "add after boil" for the pilsner LME... I changed it to 15 minutes before the boil is over and the IBU's went down, so i increased the initial columbus and cascade back up to 1 oz and now i'm at about 57.  Works for me.
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