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The Averagely Perfect American IPA Project - Poll #30- Dry Hop quantities

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by VikeMan, Mar 7, 2013.


Choose ONE Quantity for EACH of the three Hops in the Dry Hop Addition

Poll closed Mar 9, 2013.
  1. Simcoe - 0.5 oz

  2. Simcoe - 1 oz

  3. Simcoe - 2 oz

  4. Centennial - 0.5 oz

  5. Centennial - 1 oz

  6. Centennial - 2 oz

  7. Cascade - 0.5 oz

  8. Cascade - 1 oz

  9. Cascade - 2 oz

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. VikeMan

    VikeMan Champion (855) Pennsylvania Jul 12, 2009 Verified

    LAST POLL! (I think.)

    We have determined that Simcoe, Centennial, and Cascade will all be used for the Dry Hop. (more Deja vu again, and again.) Now we'll determine how much of each. In this poll you should click on three checkboxes. One choice for each hop variety. Do not click on more than one choice for each hop. If you want an amount that's not listed for a particular hop, write it in, and don't click a checkbox for that particular hop. Write-ins need to be clear... if I can't understand what you're saying, or if it's not clear that it's a write-in, it will get ignored. I will be computing weighted averages based on the voting, and then rounding to the nearest quarter of an ounce for each hop. I recommend voting in the context of the already determined fact that this addition is one of five flavor/aroma additions.

    Anticipating a potential sentiment for larger additions in the Dry Hop, I have upped the values of the poll choices. Keep in mind, you can still write in a different qty.

    For those looking ahead, at the end of this poll, I will publish 2 Versions of the recipe (one assuming pellet hops, and one assuming leaf hops). Each of those versions will have an all grain option and an extract plus steeped grain option. For a preview (the all grain with pellet hops combination), see this thread...


    This poll will be open for 48 hours.

    If you don't know what this thread is about, please see this thread...

    If you have issues with or suggestions for methodologies used in this project, please Beer Mail me.
    Let's keep the threads themselves on topic to the question at hand (not about how you would have asked the question differently). I will not address methodology questions in the forum any more. I'm not going to risk having a thread deleted due to a flame war. If this irks you, please consider not playing.

    The Averagely Perfect American IPA Recipe so far...
    5 Gallons (into fermenter)
    Target ABV: 6.5%
    Target OG: 1.062
    Target FG: 1.012
    Apparent Attenuation: 81%
    Recommended Mash Temp: 151F
    64 IBUs (per Tinseth Calc)

    Grain Bill:
    Two-Row Brewer's Malt (92%)
    Crystal 40 (5%)
    Carapils (3%)

    Bittering Hop:

    Flavor/Aroma Hop Schedule:
    15 minutes - Simcoe 0.5 oz, Centennial 0.5 oz, Cascade 0.5 oz
    10 minutes - Simcoe 0.5 oz, Centennial 0.5 oz, Cascade 0.5 oz
    5 minutes - Simcoe 0.75 oz, Centennial 0.5 oz, Cascade 0.5 oz

    FO/Whirlpool/Stand - Simcoe 1.0 oz, Centennial 0.75 oz, Cascade 0.75 oz
    Dry Hop - Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, Qtys TBD

    Wyeast 1056/WLP001/US-05
  2. mountsnow1010

    mountsnow1010 Savant (370) Vermont Jan 23, 2009

    I am of the opinion that 6 oz of dry hops in a 1.062 OG IPA would be excessive....1 of each it is.
    wspscott and rmalinowski4 like this.
  3. hara94

    hara94 Aficionado (245) Minnesota Apr 15, 2012

    also voted one oz of each
  4. koopa

    koopa Champion (835) New Jersey Apr 20, 2008

    2oz Simcoe, 1oz Centennial, 1oz Cascade for me.

    It gives the overall hop recipe 3.25oz of Centennial, 3.25oz of Cascade, and 4.75oz of Simcoe which yields about 37% myrcene, 12% Caryophyllene, 25% Humulene, and 1% farnese. That oil composition is similar to some great commercial IPA's featuring Simcoe hops (like Russian River Pliny Alpine Duet).
    SenorHops likes this.
  5. mattbk

    mattbk Savant (425) New York Dec 12, 2011

    Why mess with the program now? 1 oz of each it is. I can't waste to taste this Simtennade IPA.
  6. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Champion (810) Texas May 21, 2010

    I will be ordering grain for this one soon. :cool:

    Great job on this Vikeman!
  7. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (440) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    Holy cow! That's a ton of hops for a 5 gallon recipe.
  8. BumpkinBrewer

    BumpkinBrewer Savant (455) Massachusetts Jan 6, 2010 Verified Subscriber

    This is getting expensive.
    MADhombrewer likes this.
  9. utahbeerdude

    utahbeerdude Savant (475) Utah May 2, 2006

    I pretty much have all the ingredients for this recipe (sans some Cascade pellets for dry hopping). I'll likely get the starter going this weekend and then be brewing it up next week sometime! I would never have put this much finishing hops in a standard IPA, but it ought to be fun. BTW, this is the beer that has nudged me over the edge to get my kegging operation going.
  10. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    I don't see a fermentation temperature or schedule ;)

    Edit: Also no packaging method. This beer ain't gonna pour itself.
  11. Thank you for doing this. It was a lot of fun and I am excited to brew this. Cheers!
  12. VikeMan

    VikeMan Champion (855) Pennsylvania Jul 12, 2009 Verified

    Fermentation Temp: Oops. Poll #31 posted. Thanks.
    Fermentation Schedule: Ladies' Choice
    Packaging Method: Flip Top Growlers. Primed with Jolly Rancher Candies. I thought that would be obvious.
    PortLargo, psnydez86 and leedorham like this.
  13. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Savant (445) Pennsylvania Jan 4, 2012 Verified

    I vote for green apple!! I find that the watermelon jolly ranchers conflict with Simcoe.
    leedorham likes this.
  14. DAllspaw

    DAllspaw Savant (305) Indiana Nov 7, 2009 Subscriber

    Indeed it is. I brewed today, knowing the dry hop poll will be done by the time I'm ready. Glad I have strainer.
  15. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Advocate (535) Minnesota May 11, 2007

    If I had my way, 2 ounces wouldn't even be an option in this...so I voted for 1/2 ounce of each to try and balance that possibility out.
  16. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Champion (810) Texas May 21, 2010

    It's gonna be bottles here hoss. :cool:

    Kegging is on the way, but upgrading equipment and finishing the "man cave" / brewhaus is next on the agenda. :D
  17. VikeMan

    VikeMan Champion (855) Pennsylvania Jul 12, 2009 Verified

    Weighted Averages, rounded to the nearest quarter ounce...
    Simcoe 1.25 oz
    Centennial 1.0 oz
    Cascade: 1.0 oz

    Don't forget to vote in #31, fermentation temp.