I'm still working on my first recipe. https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/817828/smashbomb-atomic-inspired-ipa A few people have tried to clone the same beer: https://beersmithrecipes.com/viewrecipe/22149/flying-monkeys-smashbomb-atomic-ipa- and this: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/smashbomb-atomic-clone.320685/ The part I'm still trying to understand is how to "whirlpool" and "dry" hop. For whirlpool, it sounds like I can just dump in the hops when I start the chill process... cause it takes me about 20 minutes to do that. does this sound right? For dry hops, I'm planning on adding during the secondary fermentation period... for 7 days. I've been reading this article: https://byo.com/article/dry-hopping-techniques/. it sounds like maybe I'm overhopping? Any comments about my plans or the amount of hops? Regarding the temperature I should maintain during primary and secondary fermentation - the handful of store bough recipes ive tried seem to start at lower temps like 64F for the 7 days... and finish at 68F for the secondary. But those were for darker beers. How does one decide? Any guiding princples or rules? Lastly, per their website http://www.flyingmonkeys.ca/smashbomb-atomic-ipa/ they use the following malts and hops: - Pale Malt, Weyerman’s Munich Type II, Weyerman’s Melanoidin Malt, and Great Western Crystal 60. - Citra, Citra, and more Citra. Dry-Hopped. (then later on the same page, they say they use " mad additions of Victory and Crystal specialty malts" and a concoction of Citra, Centennial, and Cascade hops) Here are my questions: Is citra just a generic term for a family of hops that centennial and cascade falls into? similar questions with the victory malt. wondering which item in their ingredients list would be classified as a victory malt? I'm trying to create this "clone" as a gift for someone who loves smashbomb atomic. tall order for a newbie, I know. But it'd be cool if i could pull it off. If there's anything else you see about my recipe that needs fixing ... please let me know! I'm all ears. Thanks!