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Belgian IIPA
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    Here is recipe number 1. I hope to be able to brew it this weekend. I also hope the LHBS will sell me 9 oz of hops

    What do you guys think? Any changes?
    BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
    Recipe: Belgian IIPA
    Brewer: Yo Momma
    Asst Brewer:
    Style: Imperial IPA
    TYPE: All Grain
    Taste: (30.0)

    Recipe Specifications
    --------------------------
    Boil Size: 6.93 gal
    Post Boil Volume: 5.72 gal
    Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
    Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
    Estimated OG: 1.085 SG
    Estimated Color: 11.1 SRM
    Estimated IBU: 78.5 IBUs
    Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
    Est Mash Efficiency: 82.5 %
    Boil Time: 60 Minutes

    Ingredients:
    ------------
    Amt Name Type # %/IBU
    14 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 93.3 %
    1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2 6.7 %
    1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 29.5 IBUs
    1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 4 17.8 IBUs
    1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 5 14.6 IBUs
    1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 10.7 IBUs
    1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 5.9 IBUs
    2.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 8 0.0 IBUs
    2.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
    1.0 pkg Belgian Wit Ale (White Labs #WLP400) [35 Yeast 9 -


    Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
    Total Grain Weight: 15 lbs
    ----------------------------
    Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
    Mash In Add 19.75 qt of water at 167.1 F 152.0 F 60 min

    Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (0.45gal, 3.59gal) of 168.0 F water
    Notes:
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    @ceannt what you think?
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 47,224
    Grain bill looks good
    damn thats a lot of hops .....
    Perfect
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  • jlwjlw
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    ceannt said:

    Grain bill looks good
    damn thats a lot of hops .....
    Perfect



    you said "a lot"
  • ceanntceannt
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    If it don't make me cringe .... it ain't enough
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    I've wondered this for a bit, what makes an IPA Belgian? Is it the yeast alone? Anything else?
  • ceanntceannt
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    You got it .... the yeast
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    Do you get some fruity esters from it? What temp do you ferment at?
  • ceanntceannt
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    Benvarine said:

    Do you get some fruity esters from it? What temp do you ferment at?



    Typical Belgian esters and phenolics .....
    Start off cool and ramp up
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  • C_BC_B
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    This looks pretty good. Another simple one. And I like the Centennial.
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  • ThymThym
    Posts: 100,767
    i need to try a few commercial examples of this before i would commit to a batch. For me, the thing i really enjoy in an IPA is a very clean palate behind a big hoppy punch to the throat. so the idea of messing that all up with an estery begian yeast just seems wrong.
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  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    Update: Kegged this beer last week and I have to say its pretty good. Malty but with a strong hop presence that makes it fairly well balanced. I'll be curious to see how well it improves over the next week or two.
  • ThymThym
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    does it taste like Belgo?
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  • jlwjlw
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    I haven't had belgo. But it's kind of close to flying dog raging bitch.
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    I haven't had belgo. But it's kind of close to flying dog raging bitch.



    it's pretty widely distributed, and my only reference to the style. if you try it let me know how it compares.
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  • jlwjlw
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    Lakewood said:

    jlw said:

    I haven't had belgo. But it's kind of close to flying dog raging bitch.



    it's pretty widely distributed, and my only reference to the style. if you try it let me know how it compares.


    I'll look for it and give it a try for comparison.