Please troubleshoot my new IPA Recipe

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  1. Brewer #50528

    Brewer #50528 New Member

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    The goal is a Dank Session IPA somewhere at or under 5% ABV.

    I want more body than a pale, but not creamy. The grains are already purchased.

    Questions: Which DME? Amber or lighter?

    Would you re-order or change any hops? I really want this beer to be a happy punch in the face, hop-wise, like burying your nose in a three-finger bag, with a tasty finish that makes you stare at your glass and want more.

    Also would appreciate yeast suggestions, as I'm really green in that area.

    thanks!!



    Brew Method: Extract
    Style Name: American IPA
    Boil Time: 60 min
    Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
    Boil Size: 3 gallons
    Boil Gravity: 1.082
    Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only)

    STATS:
    Original Gravity: 1.045
    Final Gravity: 1.011
    ABV (standard): 4.4%
    IBU (tinseth): 88.99
    SRM (morey): 12.14

    FERMENTABLES:
    5 lb - Dry Malt Extract - Amber (62.5%)

    STEEPING GRAINS:
    2 lb - American - Victory (25%)
    0.5 lb - American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) (6.3%)
    0.5 lb - American - Caramel / Crystal 20L (6.3%)

    HOPS:
    1 oz - Simcoe, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 12.7, Use: Boil for 30 min, IBU: 23.02
    1 oz - Chinook, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 13, Use: Boil for 30 min, IBU: 23.56
    1 oz - Mosaic, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 7, Use: Boil for 20 min, IBU: 10
    1 oz - Apollo, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 20, Use: Boil for 20 min, IBU: 28.56
    1 oz - Willamette, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 4.5, Use: Boil for 10 min, IBU: 3.85
    1 oz - Cascade, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 7, Use: Boil for 0 min (Keep in chilled wort for a half hour or so?)
    1 oz - Willamette, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 4.5, Use: Dry Hop for 7 days
    1 oz - Simcoe, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 12.7, Use: Dry Hop for 7 days
    1 oz - Columbus, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 15, Use: Dry Hop for 7 days


    ***I DON'T WANT TO USE CITRA, BUT WANT A SLIGHT CITRA FINISH, HOW MIGHT I ARRANGE THE ABOVE HOPS FOR THAT EFFECT?



    YEAST: *****NEED ADVICE HERE PLEASE.



    TARGET WATER PROFILE:

    I use Crystal Geyser.
     
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    everything looks fine but I think the Willamette will not be noticed, the other hops will drown it out, might try replacing it with something stronger flavored but if you haven't got it it will still work
     
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    OK, I ended up going with this:


    HOPS:
    1 oz - Chinook, 60 min
    1 oz - Simcoe, 40 min
    1 oz - Columbus, 30 min
    1 oz - Mosaic, 20 min
    0.5 oz - Cascade, 15 min
    0.5 oz - Cascade, Dry Hop for 7 days
    1 oz - Columbus, Dry Hop for 7 days
    1 oz - Amarillo, Dry Hop for 7 days
     

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