I’ve changed my mind on this so many times that I’ve paralyzed myself into not being able to make a decision. I’m planning a DIPA with Galaxy hops this weekend, and could use some feedback or suggestions for the malt bill and hopping schedule. While I like highly hopped west-coast IIPAs, I prefer more balance. 2-hearted in cans is absolutely phenomenal.
Here’s what I’m planning at the moment…
Water corrected to pH 5.4, sulfate around 300 ppm
6.4 oz Crystal 20
4 oz wheat malt (just to use it up)
8oz Demerera sugar
Hopshot to 100 IBUs
.5 oz Galaxy 10 min
.5 oz Galaxy 5 min
.5 oz Galaxy 1 min
1 oz Galaxy, steep 20 min
Vermont Ale Yeast
1.5 oz Galaxy dry hop
I’m looking for around 1.08 OG, ~150 IBUs (probably 70-80 in reality)
Good/Bad idea? Any suggestions for what would work better?