Glaxay IIPA Recipe Thoughts.

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  1. TIMMYJ21

    TIMMYJ21 Apr 29, 2010 Minnesota

    New Recipe
    14-B American IPA

    Size: 5.64 gal
    Efficiency: 58.0%
    Attenuation: 75.0%
    Calories: 243.3 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

    Original Gravity: 1.073 (1.056 - 1.075)
    Terminal Gravity: 1.018 (1.010 - 1.018)
    Color: 14.6 (6.0 - 15.0)
    Alcohol: 7.19% (5.5% - 7.5%)
    Bitterness: 101.8 (40.0 - 70.0)

    Ingredients:
    13.00 lb (62.8%) American 2-row - added during mash
    1.50 lb (7.2%) White Wheat - added during mash
    1.50 lb (7.2%) American 6-row Pale - added during mash
    1.50 lb (7.2%) Red Wheat - added during mash
    0.80 lb (3.9%) Munich 10L Malt - added during mash
    0.80 lb (3.9%) Cara-Pils® Malt - added during mash
    0.80 lb (3.9%) Caramel Malt 60L - added during mash
    0.80 lb (3.9%) Aroma 100 EBC Malt - added during mash
    New Recipe
    14-B American IPA

    Size: 5.64 gal
    Efficiency: 58.0%
    Attenuation: 75.0%
    Calories: 243.3 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

    Original Gravity: 1.073 (1.056 - 1.075)
    Terminal Gravity: 1.018 (1.008 - 1.018)
    Color: 14.6 (6.0 - 15.0)
    Alcohol: 8.0% (6.0% - 8.5%)
    Bitterness: 101.8 (40.0 - 70.0)

    Ingredients:
    13.00 lb (62.8%) American 2-row - added during mash
    1.50 lb (7.2%) White Wheat - added during mash
    1.50 lb (7.2%) American 6-row Pale - added during mash
    1.50 lb (7.2%) Red Wheat - added during mash
    0.80 lb (3.9%) Munich 10L Malt - added during mash
    0.80 lb (3.9%) Cara-Pils® Malt - added during mash
    0.80 lb (3.9%) Caramel Malt 60L - added during mash
    0.80 lb (3.9%) Aroma 100 EBC Malt - added during mash
    1.0 oz (14.3%) Simcoe® (13.0%) - FWH+60 Min
    0.5 oz (7.1%) Citra™ (12.0%) - added during boil, boiled 13 m
    0.5 oz (7.1%) Galaxy (14.0%) - added during boil, boiled 13 m
    0.5 oz (7.1%) Galaxy (14.0%) - added during boil, boiled 10 m
    0.5 oz (7.1%) Citra™ (12.0%) - added during boil, boiled 10 m
    1.0 oz (14.3%) Citra™ (12.0%) - added during boil, boiled 5 m
    1.0 oz (14.3%) Galaxy (14.0%) - added during boil, boiled 5 m
    1.5 oz (14.3%) Galaxy (14.0%) - added during boil, boiled 1.0 m
    1.5 oz (14.3%) Citra™ (12.0%) - added during boil, boiled 1.0 m


    Schedule:
    Ambient Air: 89.0 °F
    Source Water: 65.0 °F
    Elevation: 0.0 m
     
  2. jlpred55

    jlpred55 Jul 26, 2006 Iowa

    Have you had luck with your flavor hops (citra and galaxy) adding then 1/1 ratio? I've not had luck using those hops in that fashion. I prefer to let one shine like the galaxy and use less citra. They are both powerful hops and I find they struggle to give a non muddled flavor against each other. Im very partial toward galaxy. Its one if those hops that give the dank with the fruit. Yum! I like the rest of the recipe however.
     
  3. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey

    It seems like there's a lot going on in the malt bill for a style that's supposed to be pretty hop centric. Also, I don't see any dry hops scheduled, which is a bit uncommon for a IIPA
     
  4. scoppi

    scoppi Sep 27, 2008 Michigan

    I'd really love to hear the rationale behind the 6-row, two types of wheat malt plus carapils, and the aroma malt in an IIPA. What exactly do you hope to have these contribute to the beer?
     
  5. Pnell316

    Pnell316 Aug 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I've had good results mixing those 2. I bought a pound of each and been mixing up ever since. I've always done each hop at separate times not 50/50, but i dont think it would make that much difference. The only thing I'd change would be 2 oz of each at flame out, but thats just me.
     
  6. Pahn

    Pahn Dec 2, 2009 New York

    i'm all for needlessly complicated malt bills, but i'd suggest some dry hopping (probably taking some out of 5min and flame-out).

    some homebrew all-stars may come by and say that they get more hop aroma without dry-hopping than you do with dry-hopping--and maybe they do... but why not dry hop? because some hot shot makes a better beer w/o doing so? i'd rather have the best beer possible, myself.

    edit: p.s. 1:1 galaxy/citra sounds great to me, by the way.
     
  7. sergeantstogie

    sergeantstogie Nov 16, 2010 Washington

    Ditch all the wheat and 6 row. Up the 2 row.
     
  8. dmamiano

    dmamiano Nov 18, 2005 West Virginia

    58 % efficiency sounds way low to me? Seems if you can improve on that number you could save a lot of grain.
    And yes, the complicated grain bill may be a bit interesting.
     
  9. TIMMYJ21

    TIMMYJ21 Apr 29, 2010 Minnesota

    @pahn, Yeah I am dry hoping 1.5 oz each citra/Galaxy. Yeah I know i should prolly go buy a false bottom instead of a bazooka tube for my tun. And I have changed a bit of my hop schedule for 1.5 oz of both at flame out. By the way this recipe as complicated of a malt bill it is, Has won a few 1st and 2nd place and 2 best of shows. So hopefully it turns out for me. Thanks for all the input guy's!!!
     
  10. JayS2629

    JayS2629 Oct 23, 2010 Alabama

    My tweaks for what they are worth. Why 6 row? Just up the 2 row unless there is some unique flavor that 6 row provides that I don't understand. I understand the wheat for the head. Otherwise the grain bill looks good. Your hop bill is what I would tweak and this is only off my personal experience. Simcoe is a good aroma hop, but in my experience when used to bitter it makes a cat piss flavor. I would keep the simcoe but put it at the end for dry hopping. Bitter with something else. Perhaps magnum for a cheap one. I would keep everything else the same except bitter with something else and use the simcoe for dry hopping. A little Amirillo would be nice close to the end of the boil with this mix too, but it is all up to you.
     
  11. JayS2629

    JayS2629 Oct 23, 2010 Alabama

    The tropical fruit, mango and and floral notes of Amarillo will compliment the citrus, passionfruit, stone fruit flavors and aromas of the galaxy. This will fit right in with the citra flavors of melon, lime, passionfruit, and citrus/tropical flavors of citra as well.
     
  12. utahbeerdude

    utahbeerdude May 2, 2006 Utah

    Don't necessarily blame the bazooka tube for your low efficiency. I use one in a 7 gallon SS tun and regularly get 80% efficiency. You may simply need to crush your grains slightly harder or change your sparging technique.
     
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