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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2011, 04:44:54 PM »
 HomebrewWiki - Amarillo Pale Ale

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/AmarilloPaleAle

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Lagunitas IPA Clone - brewed and cloned from the Brewing Network - CYBI

Great  drinking IPA that will not burn a hole in your tongue.

All recipes are 6 gallons post-boil, 70% efficiency, Morey for color, 15% evaporation, 7.27 gallons preboil if 60min boil, Rager IBU, and most hops are in grams not ounces. Most, if not all recipes are primary only (no secondary).

If you brew this, please reply with your results.

SG 1060
FG 1020 (target of 1018)
9 SRM
46.8 IBU

WLP002 or Wyeast 1968 at 66F, increase to 70 over 5-6 days to increase attenuation due to 002 being a low attenuator.

10.9 lbs US 2-row
0.87 lbs wheat malt
0.82 lbs munich
0.55 lbs crystal 60
1.3 lbs crystal 10

4g summit 18.5%AA at 60m
10g horizon %AA at 60m
23g Williamette 4.75%AA at 30min
11g Centennial 9%AA at 30min
34g Cascade 5.75%AA at 1m
21g Cascade dry hop for 5 days
21g Centennial dry hop for 5 days

Mash at 160F [yep, that's no typo. I had to replay it myself.]

Added unkown quantity of gypsum to kettle.

Jamil noted that if he rebrewed he would mash at 158F to hit the SG. He thinks that 160F may be too high on his particular system.

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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2011, 04:50:50 PM »
I'm surprised nobody mentioned the obvious: put some real grapefruit in it! Last month I was in northern Italy, and had a couple beers made with grapefruit. I liked them enough to try it on my own, in a Belgian-American IPA. Added the zest of one large red grapefruit to the last 5 minutes of the boil, and added the juice and pulp of that same grapefruit (after freezing it) to the secondary, which is where it still is. Due to be bottled Friday.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2011, 05:24:49 PM »
How about a Amarillo Citra combo?

IMO, you really need Cascade fro grapefruit.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2011, 05:27:04 PM »
Just finished a keg that I poured half a gallon of ruby red grapefruit juice (no pulp) in.  It was a Kolsch so not too hoppy and the essence of grapefruit came through. Not as pronounced as the hops' effect that one gets but worth investigating. There towards the end of the keg it was really nice.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2011, 05:35:42 PM »
Where Should I all put cascade

The grain bill will be
10 # two row
1 # c40
2 # Munich

Which hops should I add at what time and the amounts
60 min
30 min
15 min
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2011, 05:45:56 PM »
I have brewed that recipe above and it was really nice. The midwife that delivered my son really liked it. Like others have said though, move lots of hops in the last 20 minutes of the boil, like 1 oz @ 20, 1 @15 1 @10 1 @5 and 1 a@ flameout.

In terms of which hops when I would go for the earthier hops earlier and some cascade and amarillo towards the end and dry hop as well
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2011, 05:48:13 PM »
Put them in the last 10 minutes of the boil.


A good IPA hopping would be something like

.5 oz Columbus @ 60
1 oz Centennial @ 20
2 oz Centenial @ 10
2 oz Cascade @ 0
2 oz Amarillo @ 0

You really can;t put too much finishing hops in! ;)
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2011, 07:07:42 PM »
Put them in the last 10 minutes of the boil.


A good IPA hopping would be something like

.5 oz Columbus @ 60
1 oz Centennial @ 20
2 oz Centenial @ 10
2 oz Cascade @ 0
2 oz Amarillo @ 0

You really can;t put too much finishing hops in! ;)

I like that - plus about 2-3 oz of dryhops (equal parts amarillo/cascade/columbus)
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2011, 07:57:44 PM »
Put them in the last 10 minutes of the boil.


A good IPA hopping would be something like

.5 oz Columbus @ 60
1 oz Centennial @ 20
2 oz Centenial @ 10
2 oz Cascade @ 0
2 oz Amarillo @ 0

You really can;t put too much finishing hops in! ;)

I like that - plus about 2-3 oz of dryhops (equal parts amarillo/cascade/columbus)
+1 from me too. I might use citra as another option to those previously mentioned.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2011, 08:52:47 PM »
I like those ideas right above for hop addition I think I am going to go with the grain bill a couple post back. Any suggestion on yeast strains?
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2011, 01:32:31 AM »
WY1272 American Ale II, WY1056 American Ale (Chico), or WY1450 Denny's Favorite 50 are all good choices.

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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2011, 06:13:05 AM »
or WL090 - San Diego Super
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2011, 07:42:22 AM »
or 1968 like the wiki entry suggests.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2011, 08:03:54 AM »
Or WY1056/WL001 - if you don't make starters stick with US-05 dry yeast. You want to make sure you pitch the proper amount of yeast and ferment at the right temp to be sure the beer is clean to let the hops shine through.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2011, 09:45:00 AM »
I've been using Windsor dry yeast. It's a beast and a fast fermenter but finishes about 1.020. Sounds high but I'm finding this is perfect for many of my hoppier bitters. Balances it out whereas if the beer finished at 1.010 it can be a little harsh. It's not as neutral as 05 but it's still pretty clean for an ale yeast.

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