What are your guy's thought on my IPA Recipe

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  1. TIMMYJ21

    TIMMYJ21 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2010 Minnesota


    10lb Pilsner 2 row
    7lb American 2 row
    4oz corn sugar
    4oz table sugar


    1 oz 60 min-Cent
    1 oz 50 min Chinook
    .5 oz 40 min Cascade
    1.5 oz 15 min Citra (leaf hop)
    1.0 oz 10 min Citra(leaf hop)
    0.5 oz 5 min Casade(leaf hop)
    0.5 oz 1 min Citra( leaf hop)

    Aprox - Not calc- IBU 72

    Wyeast American 1056

    O.G- 1.070
    Looking to get F.G 1.025
  2. OddNotion

    OddNotion Pooh-Bah (1,853) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
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    10 gallon batch?

    Any reason behind using the two types of sugar?

    Looks like a high FG for the beer and pretty poor attenuation for the strain (65% apparent). What would your mash temp be? Hops look good to me, I prefer dry hopping as well so thats something to look at if it interests you. I really like using Pilsen malt in my IPAs as well.
  3. scurvy311

    scurvy311 Savant (1,111) Dec 3, 2005 Louisiana

    Mash low, around 148 degrees. You will probably find 1.025 too sweet. You really want to be somewhere around 1.010-1.018 for style, and realistically for drinkability I like it more around 1.010-1.014. I like 1056 around 65-66 degrees.

    Also, just use table sugar. The yeast won't know the difference. Also, make a little more wort then you need because that much hops will absorb more wort than usual. My $0.02
  4. TIMMYJ21

    TIMMYJ21 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2010 Minnesota

    5 gallon batch, No reason behind the two sugar have a local brewer that suggested it to me, Mash temp was 149 , Gravity was right at 1.070 after first running's( I batch sparge). Use 1056 in most IPA's I brew, and turn out pretty damn good.
  5. TIMMYJ21

    TIMMYJ21 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2010 Minnesota

    Yeah used 7 gallons of sparge water, 5.5 for strike, got about 4 gallons out of first run, then manged to get about 7 gallons or so total wort.
  6. TIMMYJ21

    TIMMYJ21 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2010 Minnesota

    Gotcha on the FG, I was just looking at my, brew calac and says FG should be around 1.011-1.013
  7. OddNotion

    OddNotion Pooh-Bah (1,853) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
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    I guess my efficiency is just above average because 17 pounds of grain and 1/2lb of sugar would put probably put me almost at 1.100 if not above. I feel like 1056 will take it lower than 1.025 if you have a good starter though.
  8. lotsaswigs

    lotsaswigs Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2006 Michigan

    Your actual O.G. will probably end up being quite a bit higher than 1.070 if that's what you're reading pre-boil. As OddNotion mentioned that's enough grain, especially with the sugar, to take you well into DIPA territory. I personally wouldn't do the 50 and 40 minute additions and think the Citra may overpower the cascade for the most part but I've never used them together so it's just a hunch. I would also maybe add a little caramel malt to add some malt character.

    Not trying to say it will be a bad beer, just what I'd do if I were in your shoes...
  9. tngolfer

    tngolfer Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Tennessee

    1.012 would be 82% attenuation based on an OG of 1.070. 1056 maxes out at 77% according to Wyeast's website. I agree if you are 1.070 preboil you are going to get quite a bit higher and you will probably end up with a pretty sweet beer.
  10. OddNotion

    OddNotion Pooh-Bah (1,853) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
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    The stats on the site aren't completely accurate there as I just took a 1.094 DIPA down to 1.011 for some nice 88% apparent attenuation with a healthy pitch and low mash temps. Too bad it came out too boozy.
  11. Beejay

    Beejay Pooh-Bah (2,485) Dec 29, 2008 Virginia
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    Personally I'd skip the pils, and just use 2 row. I'd also throw in a little caramel, or wheat, or rye for interest. I don't usually do a 50 or 40 min addition.. But whatevs.
  12. goddamnbatman

    goddamnbatman Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2010 California

    Since you're not getting much flavor out of your 60m and 50m additions, why not move some IBU and most importantly flavor forward to the under 20 minute range. With that much malt you're going to be unbalanced towards the malt range and a high abv I'd assume.
  13. TIMMYJ21

    TIMMYJ21 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2010 Minnesota

    Cool thanks for all the info, I brewed it up yesterday, Deff more on a DIPA then IPA for dure, really good fermentation going on ,checked this morning, looks like it will be higher Abv and on the sweeter side:rolling_eyes: , but what the hell,just decided i'll brew it and see what happen's, Smells amazing though:sunglasses:
  14. inchrisin

    inchrisin Pooh-Bah (2,013) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    I brew this way a lot. Shit happens, I get something stronger/weaker than I had planned, and I roll with it. It's still tasty.
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