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Can anyone give opinions on how this recipe may turn out?
I started with a rough outline of hop stoopid, but scaled it down in IBU and OG for a pale ale, and changed some other stuff.

Is the malt bill to simple?
Do chinook and cascade work well together?
How is nugget for bittering or should I use something like magnum?

Thanks, I’m still a noob.

Batch Size: 5.50 gal Style: American Pale Ale
Boil Size: 7.24 gal
Color: 4.9 SRM Batch size-5.5gal
Bitterness: 39.6 IBUs Boil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.056
Est FG: 1.013
ABV: 5.6%

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
11 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
7.2 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 2
0.7 oz Nugget [13.0%] - Boil 60 min Hops 3
1.10 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 4
0.3 oz Cascade [5.5%] - Boil 12 min Hops 5
0.3 oz Chinook [13.0%] - Boil 12 min Hops 6
0.8 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - Boil 0 min Hops 7
1 pkgs American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) Yeast 8
0.6 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Dry Hop 5 days Hops 9
0.3 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - Dry Hop 5 days Hops 10
0.1 oz Chinook [13.0%] - Dry Hop 5 days Hops 11

I would pull some pale malt and replace with some Munich. Maybe half a lb to a lb.

Nugget is great as a bittering hop. And yes Chinook and cascade work together.

But I would do 0.5oz chinook at 10, 0.5 cascade at 5, and 1.0 simcoe at flameout.

[quote=“Trapae”]Can anyone give opinions on how this recipe may turn out?
I started with a rough outline of hop stoopid, but scaled it down in IBU and OG for a pale ale, and changed some other stuff.

Is the malt bill to simple?
Do chinook and cascade work well together?
How is nugget for bittering or should I use something like magnum?

Thanks, I’m still a noob.

Batch Size: 5.50 gal Style: American Pale Ale
Boil Size: 7.24 gal
Color: 4.9 SRM Batch size-5.5gal
Bitterness: 39.6 IBUs Boil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.056
Est FG: 1.013
ABV: 5.6%

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
11 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
7.2 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 2
0.7 oz Nugget [13.0%] - Boil 60 min Hops 3
1.10 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 4
0.3 oz Cascade [5.5%] - Boil 12 min Hops 5
0.3 oz Chinook [13.0%] - Boil 12 min Hops 6
0.8 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - Boil 0 min Hops 7
1 pkgs American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) Yeast 8
0.6 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Dry Hop 5 days Hops 9
0.3 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - Dry Hop 5 days Hops 10
0.1 oz Chinook [13.0%] - Dry Hop 5 days Hops 11[/quote]

Do you really boil off almost 2 gals in an hour? Seems like your starting boil vol is a bit high. Recipe looks good.

[quote=“Chris-P”]
Do you really boil off almost 2 gals in an hour? Seems like your starting boil vol is a bit high. Recipe looks good.[/quote]
His recipe is considering other factors like loss due to trub.

To the OP, as far as the grain bill is concerned, I suggest experimenting until you find what you like. I have found for APA and IPA, simple is better. If it were me, I would add maybe 4-5% crystal 40. I’m not a huge crystal fan, but I think it can be nice in an APA if used with moderation. OR I would increase the victory into the 6-8% range. Personally I don’t see the point of using Munich (bready) when you’re using Victory (biscuity).

Nugget works well as a bittering hop.

Two things stand out to me in your dry-hop schedule. The more important one is, I’ve found that a minimum of 2 oz. is necessary when dry hopping a 5g APA. The lesser observation: Conventional wisdom suggests using the same hops that you use in the kettle, although clearly not required. The more hops you add, the more risk you have of muddling the hoppy nuances. If you have a specific purpose for adding the Columbus, go for it. Personally I would replace the Columbus with Cascade.

Yes, my starting boil volume does take into account the half-gallon loss in bottom of kettle and another half in fermenter in primary, secondary, and then into keg for my equipment.

Thanks everyone for the advice. I will probably add some crystal as well as dry hopping with half cascade and half Simcoe or half cascade and half Chinook.

I will leave the nugget for bittering. I have only used magnum and my first 2 all grains, but if it works, I will try it.

[quote=“Chris-P”]
Do you really boil off almost 2 gals in an hour? Seems like your starting boil vol is a bit high. Recipe looks good.[/quote]

I do. I lose exactly 2 gallons per hour when boiling and I have very little loss to trub or kettle dead space.

I don’t boil that vigorously either

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