First time, would love some feedback

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  1. Kormz

    Kormz New Member

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    Hi Guys

    I have brewed a fair few beers but never made my own recipe before. I am trying to get something close to my favorite 4 Pines beer (see attached pic).

    I have made up a recipe i am hoping will be close or at least taste good. Would love some feedback on the recipe from someone that knows what they are doing.

    https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/820101/f-e-a-r-aussie-ipa

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    Your ibu level is way higher then the one listed for the original. I'd love all the hops to close to flame out or in the whirlpool.
     
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    What he said^^^..
    Also, there's no need for 2 types of Pale Ale Malt and I don't think you need any Cara/Crystal malt in a beer like this...the oats are doing the heavy lifting in terms of body and head and the fruit is giving you a lot of flavor that will be percieved as sweet.

    These beer descriptions don't necessarily list all the ingredients in the grist or even all the hops (sometimes there's a standard bittering hop that breweries default to) but I'd start with the simplest version of just what's listed and see what you need to add or change from there.
     
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    #4 Kormz, May 5, 2019
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    Thanks guys,

    I have already ordered the grains so i will have a go with those for now and next time ill stick with 1 Ale malt and ditch the Cara/Crystal malts.

    I have tweaked the hops to get the ibu down to 30, is this still to high ?? if so how would i get it all the way down to 16 ??
    Do i just remove some of the hops all together ?
     
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    I think you've probably gone too far with the hops. That doesn't seem to be much to work with overall. If your whirlpool unilization is on 10%, that's likely a little high. I use 4% and it seems to do pretty well in terms of predicting perceived bitterness. I'd look at dropping your utilization and seeing where you are and hit something at 10-15 minutes to establish a little something in the hops that will stick around through the process.
    I did a juicy, hazy pale at a predicted 31 IBU and it was defnitely not too bitter. And I did a Citra IPA using a lot of Citra in the whirlpool at 4% utilization and the taste definitely seemed to match up pretty well with predicted IBUs based on comparison with a very similar commercial beer.
     
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    Thanks again,
    I have got it down to 26 ibu now and have some hops going in at 15 mins and 5 mins so i will see how that goes.

    Cheers for the help.
     
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    Also your water profile can chang percieved bitterness if using more sulphate it will really give the hops some bite. But looks like your using a miniscule amount anyways.
    I'd double your dry hop amount too if your going for a juice bomb if not tripple them.
     
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