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Offline Dave Savoie

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Daves IPA
« on: January 19, 2011, 07:10:22 PM »
The reason I designed this IPA is I find alot of IPA's I dont like due to the initial hop bitterness I love hops but not the bitterness. Bitterness is almost always the main point of focus If one goes somewhat easy on the 60 Min additions as I have with only 0.5 OZ but go heavy in the last 20-30 min on the hops you will achieve the perfect balance enough bitterness to say yes its an IPA but a very very forward hop flavor and aroma and residual sweetness in the aftertaste from the caramel malt used in the recipe .

Feel free to comment as I'm curious about what you think of this  

11.5 lbs.     American 2-row
0.5 lbs.    Weyermann CaraMunich® III
1 lbs.    Wheat Malt

0.5 oz.    Northern Brewer (Pellets, 8.00 %AA) boiled 60 min
2.0 oz.    Amarillo (Pellets, 8.50 %AA) boiled 20 min
2 oz.            Cascade (Pellets, 5.50 %AA) boiled 1 min

Yeast :     Fermentis S-04 Safale S-04

Original Gravity     1.064
Terminal Gravity     1.013
Color     10.66 °SRM
Bitterness     49.9 IBU
Alcohol (%volume)     6.7 %
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Re: Daves IPA
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 07:17:41 PM »
I'd love to try this. That line of thinking re: hop flavour/bitterness is something I'd been hoping to pursue for a while.

you're dry-hopping it, right?
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Re: Daves IPA
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 07:24:31 PM »
Well to be honest I don't think it will need it based on the amount of Flavor and Aroma hops Amarillo is extremely pungent very very pungent this will be my next brew which I'm hoping to do Sunday if you wanna come by that is if your not still dieing

I Will be adjusting the hops slightly
1OZ Amarillo & 1 OZ Cascade @ 20 Min
1 OZ Amarillo & 1 OZ Cascade at flameout

If I was to Dry Hop it would be Cascade 1-2 OZ in the secondary for 7 days  

my previous IPA's Ive never really dry hopped and all have been fantastic

I am considering instead of dry hopping racking on to some Apricot puree to make an Apricot IPA still undecided may wait until I try this recipe first and then if its good make another batch and add Apricot
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Re: Daves IPA
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 07:26:33 PM »
please dry hop at least a little for comparison; i think it would be a worthwhile experiment given the purity of the baseline.


perhaps even 4-ways: plain, apricot, hops, apricot + hops.


beer and science were made for each other. I have a couple of spare carboys if you want to borrow them; for science!
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Re: Daves IPA
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 07:30:05 PM »
Im lacking in Yeast Im out looks like ill be ordering a bunch of dry yeast S-04 and US-05 hope Noble Grape has some in stock
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Re: Daves IPA
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 07:38:26 PM »
i have a packet of both, either of which I would donate to this worthy cause :D

(save you going to the south side)


also I'd be interested in a bulk order of S-05. Anywhere we can go online?
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Re: Daves IPA
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 07:39:03 PM »
Cool are you able to stop by on sunday or you tied up ?
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Re: Daves IPA
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2011, 07:43:38 PM »
22nd is a saturday unless my computer is broken. I'll be at the meeting -- won't you?
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Re: Daves IPA
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2011, 07:45:39 PM »
yes Ill be there but im brewing on Sunday if you wanted to catch an all grain brew
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Re: Daves IPA
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 07:49:52 PM »
Ah right. my SWMBO (er.. wife... I don't drive here yet) is potentially in halifax. I'd love to catch things regardless so I'll get a cab if she's able to go. Cheers man :)
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