Flyfisherwes' Light IPA
  • ThymThym
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    This was split from an off topic discussion.
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  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    I want something kinda light dry and maybe citrusy/floral.

    HOP AA%
    columbus 12.8
    Magnum 11.6
    Cascade 6.6
    willamette 6
    Tettnanger 4
    Magnum 11.6
    cascade leaf 8.8
    crystal leaf 3.3

    Galena 13.2
    Nuggett 12.4
    Colombus 13.3
    Summit 15.5
    Warrior 16
    Willamette 4

    My malts:

    Two Row
    Marris Otter
    Crystal 60
    Crystal 120
    Vienna
    Aromatic
    Victory
    Unmalted Wheat



  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    I only have about 26oz of corn sugar...
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    And I want about the lowest IBU value to consider it an IPA.
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    My other ones are 60ish and 80ish IBU....
  • ThymThym
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    I want something kinda light dry and maybe citrusy/floral.

    HOP AA%
    columbus 12.8
    Magnum 11.6
    Cascade 6.6
    willamette 6
    Tettnanger 4
    Magnum 11.6
    cascade leaf 8.8
    crystal leaf 3.3

    Galena 13.2
    Nuggett 12.4
    Colombus 13.3
    Summit 15.5
    Warrior 16
    Willamette 4

    My malts:

    Two Row
    Marris Otter
    Crystal 60
    Crystal 120
    Vienna
    Aromatic
    Victory
    Unmalted Wheat





    When you say light, do you mean 5% abv? More or less? I assume color wise you want to shoot for light color also. I would shoot for a solid mouthfeel though since everything else it cut back
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
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    My other ones are 60ish and 80ish IBU....



    I wouldnt go below 40 ibu, but i would pick up moat of it with late additions because a light beer is goong to show astringency easy.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
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    give me a few minutes, I'll pull something together as a starting point
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    I figured 40-45 with late additions. I can't find this wicked angel you speak of.
  • ThymThym
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    5 gals?
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    so far Ive only used cascade colombus magnum chinook and a little crystal for aroma in my AG beers...
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    Lakewood said:

    5 gals?



    yeah... I'm doin BIAB and I use this special calculator thing I found (its an excel spreadsheet) to calculate how much stuff I need to hit my gravities and IBUs. So far as long as I get close on the efficiency I put in it has accurately converted all the recipes. I just need the proportions of grains and the OG and I should be good. As well as the hop schedule... it converts it too...
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    Name Amount (lbs) Bill % SRMg (Grain)
    American 2-Row Barley 7.5 93% 3
    Carastan (Crystal), 15 0.5 6% 15
    Wheat Malt (GWM) 0.1 1% 3



    Post Boil Fermentable Sugar Adjuncts Non-Fermentable Sugar Adjuncts
    Boil Additions
    Name Alpha Acid Content Amount (oz) Boil Time IBU Contribution
    Columbus 12.8% 0.3 60 10.7
    magnum 11.6% 0.2 60 5.8
    Cascade (U.S.) 6.6% 0.8 30 12.7
    Cascade (U.S.) 6.6% 0.8 30 12.7
    Cascade (U.S.) 6.6% 1.0 1 0.9
    Willamette 6.0% 2.0 1 1.7
    0.0
    0.0
    Other Adjuncts

    Key Parameters
    Boil Gravity 1.041
    SGs 1.054
    SGf 1.012
    SRMb 5
    IBU 44.6
    % ABV (Miller) 5.60%
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
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    in excel format
    flyfishIPA.xlsm
    83K
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    Lakewood said:

    Name Amount (lbs) Bill % SRMg (Grain)
    American 2-Row Barley 7.5 93% 3
    Carastan (Crystal), 15 0.5 6% 15
    Wheat Malt (GWM) 0.1 1% 3



    Post Boil Fermentable Sugar Adjuncts Non-Fermentable Sugar Adjuncts
    Boil Additions
    Name Alpha Acid Content Amount (oz) Boil Time IBU Contribution
    Columbus 12.8% 0.3 60 10.7
    magnum 11.6% 0.2 60 5.8
    Cascade (U.S.) 6.6% 0.8 30 12.7
    Cascade (U.S.) 6.6% 0.8 30 12.7
    Cascade (U.S.) 6.6% 1.0 1 0.9
    Willamette 6.0% 2.0 1 1.7
    0.0
    0.0
    Other Adjuncts

    Key Parameters
    Boil Gravity 1.041
    SGs 1.054
    SGf 1.012
    SRMb 5
    IBU 44.6
    % ABV (Miller) 5.60%



    that sounds ok
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    what do i do about that crystal with me only having crystal 60 and crystal 120?
  • ThymThym
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    what do i do about that crystal with me only having crystal 60 and crystal 120?


    oh, sorry let me correct for using the 60.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
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    Lakewood said:

    what do i do about that crystal with me only having crystal 60 and crystal 120?


    oh, sorry let me correct for using the 60.


    i would just swap the 60 in for the 15, it darkens it from an SRM 5 to 7.5 but unless you are really nailing the light colors, you won't see a difference. and dropping the amount with have a detrimental effect on flavor IMHO
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
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    Primary Grains, Malts and Boil Adjuncts
    Name Amount (lbs) Bill % SRMg (Grain)
    American 2-Row Barley 7.5 93% 3
    Crystal 60 0.5 6% 60
    Wheat Malt (GWM) 0.1 1% 3


    Key Parameters
    Boil Gravity 1.040
    SGs 1.054
    SGf 1.012
    SRMb 8
    IBU 44.7
    % ABV (Miller) 5.57%
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
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    that should be pretty tastey
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    Lakewood said:

    Primary Grains, Malts and Boil Adjuncts
    Name Amount (lbs) Bill % SRMg (Grain)
    American 2-Row Barley 7.5 93% 3
    Crystal 60 0.5 6% 60
    Wheat Malt (GWM) 0.1 1% 3


    Key Parameters
    Boil Gravity 1.040
    SGs 1.054
    SGf 1.012
    SRMb 8
    IBU 44.7
    % ABV (Miller) 5.57%



    What would happen if I upped the wheat to half a pound? I've been doing this recently to get good head.
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    I have some rye and crystal 10 coming soon. It should be here friday. I plan on doing a rye IPA as well. I love hops.. haha
  • ThymThym
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    Lakewood said:

    Primary Grains, Malts and Boil Adjuncts
    Name Amount (lbs) Bill % SRMg (Grain)
    American 2-Row Barley 7.5 93% 3
    Crystal 60 0.5 6% 60
    Wheat Malt (GWM) 0.1 1% 3


    Key Parameters
    Boil Gravity 1.040
    SGs 1.054
    SGf 1.012
    SRMb 8
    IBU 44.7
    % ABV (Miller) 5.57%



    What would happen if I upped the wheat to half a pound? I've been doing this recently to get good head.


    i have the wheat in there for head retention. I don't think putting more than 1-2% of the bill is really required. but leaving all else equal it will boost gravity to about 1.056
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
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    which gets you an ABV of 5.8
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    will it change the flavor? I really have a lot of unmalted wheat to get rid of....