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IPA recipe opinions

Brew day coming up soon and wanted a good IPA. I wrote this recipe and wondered if anyone wants to throw out any advice. I’ve never used munich and don’t know if it will work or how much. Also never used these hops in this combination.
Sock it to me…

Batch Size: 6.00 gal Style: American IPA
Color: 7.5 SRM
Bitterness: 71.8 IBUs Boil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.069
Est FG: 1.014 SG
ABV: 7.2%

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
10.00 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60 min)
13 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
1 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)
0.25oz Centennial [10.0%] - First Wort Hops
0.25 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - First Wort Hops
0.25 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - First Wort
0.4 oz Magnum [14.0%] - Boil 60 min
0.25 oz Centennial [10.0%] - Boil 15 min
0.25 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Boil 15 min
0.25 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - Boil 15 min
1.00 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min)
0.25 oz Centennial [10.0%] - Boil 10 min
0.25 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Boil 10 min
0.25 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - Boil 10 min
0.25 oz Centennial [10.0%] - Boil 5 min
0.25 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Boil 5 min
0.25 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - Boil 5 min
1.0 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Boil 0 min
Starter California Ale (White Labs #WLP001)
1.0 oz Centennial [10.0%] - Dry Hop 5 days

[quote=“Trapae”]Brew day coming up soon and wanted a good IPA. I wrote this recipe and wondered if anyone wants to throw out any advice. I’ve never used munich and don’t know if it will work or how much. Also never used these hops in this combination.
Sock it to me…

Batch Size: 6.00 gal Style: American IPA
Color: 7.5 SRM
Bitterness: 71.8 IBUs Boil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.069
Est FG: 1.014 SG
ABV: 7.2%

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
10.00 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60 min)
13 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
1 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)
0.25oz Centennial [10.0%] - First Wort Hops
0.25 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - First Wort Hops
0.25 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - First Wort
0.4 oz Magnum [14.0%] - Boil 60 min
0.25 oz Centennial [10.0%] - Boil 15 min
0.25 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Boil 15 min
0.25 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - Boil 15 min
1.00 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min)
0.25 oz Centennial [10.0%] - Boil 10 min
0.25 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Boil 10 min
0.25 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - Boil 10 min
0.25 oz Centennial [10.0%] - Boil 5 min
0.25 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Boil 5 min
0.25 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - Boil 5 min
1.0 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Boil 0 min
Starter California Ale (White Labs #WLP001)
1.0 oz Centennial [10.0%] - Dry Hop 5 days[/quote]

Those hops rock as a combination. A wee bit oniony/garlicky/dank from the CTZ, but will be balanced out by the citrus/pine of the cent and orange citrus of the simcoe. If anyone says simcoe gives you cat pee then smack them upside the head. My only feedback on the hops would maybe be a similar variety/self-made blend at flameout/dry. Other than that, love the FWH, Magnum bittering and heavy late hops. This is similar to my house IPA.

Grain bill looks good too (similar to what i like to make). Munich will give it a good malt backbone/light melanoidins that will help balance out the hops. Little bit of light crystal goes a long way in an IPA too, which you’ve done here.

Finally, I can PM you my address to send me a bomber :mrgreen:

Give it a whirl. Looks good enough to me!

Looks like a decent recipe. Grain bill is solid. I would definitely increase the flameout and dry hop quantities to boost the hop flavor and aroma. I’ve adopted the position that 2 oz is the minimum requirement for dry hopping a 5 gallon IPA. In your recipe, I’d add .5 oz each of Simcoe and CTZ to the 1 oz. already there for dry hopping.

Cool, thanks everyone, I will report back as to how it turned out, then darts and IPA in my garage for all.

Sorry for the late reply but how did this turn out? Looking at your FG of 1.014, I hope it ended lower than that because the IPA may have been a little sweet.

Thanks for the interest. I actually haven’t brewed it yet, some things came up and brew day got pushed off. I will definitely post after I am done and drinking a pint. I think it will finish lower than 1.014. My last IPA also said 1014 and it’s finished at 1.008. Cheers.

I did an IPA earlier in the year that went from 1.072 to 1.014. I bittered it to the low 80s. I was going for a balanced IPA and got it. My son-in-law who is not a hop monter fan thought it was excellent, as did I.

I would increase your dry hop for sure. I would double your flameout. I like to use 2 dry hop additions. One for 7 days and add 1/2 my first addition at 7 days and leave for 4 days. Your recipe looks good to me. :cheers:

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