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What do you think of this APA recipe?

1 pound of Cara Hell Malt Steep for 30minn at 165deg.
6 pounds extra light extract… (2 pounds are powder)
1oz Chinook - bittering - 60minn
2oz Fuggle - Flavor - added at 1oz at15minn and 1oz at 30minn
1oz Simcoe - Aroma - added at 55minn
1Tsp. irish moss at 55minn
1pk dry yeast
ferment for 7 days transfer into secondary and dry hop with 1oz of Fuggle for 5days…

WHat ya think?

Should be about 45 IBU’s…

I assume the Simcoe and Irish moss are a 5 minute addition rather than 55?

You have a high IBU/SG ratio, about 1.16. With that kind of bitterness I would probably substitute the Carahell with a darker crystal malt to get a bit more sweetness to balance out the bitterness. That’s just me though, some like very light bitter APAs,

YEs the last 2 additions are in the last 5minn… SHould i substitute one hop for another to balance it?..

I wouldn’t necessarily say that it’s unbalanced, it’s just going to be really hoppy. NB’s Tongue Splitter kit

has a similar IBU/SG ratio. I plugged your recipe into Beersmith and assuming a 3 gallon boil the numbers looked like this:

1 lbs Carahell Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 1 14.3 %
2 lbs Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 2 28.6 %
4 lbs Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 3 57.1 %
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 29.7 IBUs
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 5 7.9 IBUs
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 6 5.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 5.9 IBUs

Est Original Gravity: 1.047
Est Final Gravity: 1.012
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.6 %
Bitterness: 48.7 IBUs
Est Color: 7.3 SRM
IBU/SG: 1.031

If you boil more than 3 gallons the bitterness really spikes, 4 gallons it goes to 59 IBU, 5 goes to 67.

Why the fuggle? Doesn’t seem to fit in an APA. Is this a clean out last years ingredient stash beer?

I like the high IBU’s so I think im going to really enjoy brewing this… !!!
I wanted to try a hop you don’t necessarily see in many beers… Its in the IPA and APA realm so says the chart)…

I would like to try liquid yeast rather than a dry yeast… any thoughts on this? Ive only used dry yeast to this point.

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