Maris Otter IPA

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What hop(s) should Beer_Pirate use in an IPA?

  1. Cascade Only

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  2. Centennial Only

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  3. Azacca Only

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  4. MB Only

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  5. Cascade + Azacca

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  6. Other (response in thread)

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  1. Beer_Pirate

    Beer_Pirate Active Member

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    I'm doing a single malt IPA with maris otter. I can't decide on the hopping. At my disposal I have Cascade, Centennial, Azacca, and Mandarina Bavaria. I'm leaning towards Cascade and Azacca, but all input/feedback would be appreciated.
     
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    Do you have your hop additions figured out?
     
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    It depends on what you like and/or the goal. A smash with a bittering forward hop profile and little flavor/aroma would feature the MO mashed @ 153. On the other hand, some people like less bittering and and more IBU contribution from flavor/aroma hops. Then there are English, West Coast, Double, etc styles. I like your leaning and expect you will get suggestions based on what others like.

    For my taste, I would lean towards over 50% IBU contribution from Centennial @ 60, Azacca for flavor and aroma @ 15 & 5, and a good dose of Azacca and Cascade dry hops for 5 days (primary or secondary if you do that). 70 IBUs, 6.5 ABV, SO4:Cl 4:1, mashed @ 149.

    Sorry for the long response. It will be nice to see the final product. Cheers!
     
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    Cascade and Centennial.
     
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    Not at all. Once I decide on the hop combos I’ll work on the scheduling
     
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    #6 sbaclimber, Jan 24, 2019
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    I am not saying, "do it", but I have brewed a few Pale Ales recently with a mix of Cascade and Mandarina Bavaria (as well as just MB, MB + Comet and a mix of all 3).
    I like the combination of MB with one or more "C" hops. MB alone is nice and fruity but tends to lack the citrus component, imo.
    I am in fact drinking this (https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/732414/2018-11-gpa-74-real-2-) as I type, and really enjoying the balance the Comet and Cascade bring to the MB.
    To make it a "proper" IPA, you would need to bump the IBUs a bit.
     

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