Simonh82
I've been playing around with this recipe for a while.  It started out as a Simcoe only beer but I added Columbus because I wanted it to be more than a one note beer.

Any thoughts on the recipe would be appreciated.

Brew Method: BIAB
Batch Size: 23 liters (fermentor volume)
Efficiency: 78% 

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.056
Final Gravity: 1.013
ABV (alternate): 5.88%
IBU (tinseth): 68.24
SRM (ebcmorey): 13.39

FERMENTABLES:
3.8 kg - United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale (71.7%)
0.3 kg - United Kingdom - Crystal 15L (5.7%)
0.2 kg - Torrified Wheat (3.8%)
1 kg - German - Munich Light (18.9%)

HOPS:
20 g - Simcoe, 60 min, IBU: 32
15 g - Columbus, 60 min, IBU: 26.23
15 g - Columbus, 5 min, IBU: 5.23
15 g - Simcoe, 5 min, IBU: 4.78
20 g - Columbus,  Whirlpool for 20 min at 75 °C
40 g - Simcoe,  Whirlpool for 20 min at 75 °C
30 g - Columbus,  Dry Hop for 4 days
125 g - Simcoe, Dry Hop for 4 days

MASH GUIDELINES:
1) Infusion, Temp: 65 C, Time: 80 min, Amount: 24 L

OTHER INGREDIENTS:
0.33 each - Protofloc tablet, Time: 15 min, Type: Fining, Use: Boil
12 g - Calcium Sulphate, Type: Water Agt, Use: Mash
2 g - Yeast nutrient, Type: Other, Use: Primary

YEAST:
Essex Ale Yeast WLP022
Fermentation Temp: 18 C

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Clibit
Great hops, looks delicious. [thumb]
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HisDudeness
I bet this is a resinous monster of a beer! I'd definitely give it a go
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GHW
It's very bitter but then you knew that. Right up my street.

That rain bill looks near identical to my pale go-to grain bill.

Stop tinkering and get in in the fv!
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Simonh82
HisDudeness wrote:
I bet this is a resinous monster of a beer! I'd definitely give it a go

I thought I'd go big on the resinous/dank flavours but Simcoe can also really deliver on the tropical fruit front. It's one of my favourite hops.

Somehow I've not used Columbus before. Chinook is normally my go to for piney American bittering hops.
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Simonh82
GHW wrote:
It's very bitter but then you knew that. Right up my street.

That rain bill looks near identical to my pale go-to grain bill.

Stop tinkering and get in in the fv!


I do like my beers on the bitter side. I made a session rye IPA recently which was 4.2% but 70 IBU. I love it but I'm sure it isn't everyone's cup of tea.
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HisDudeness
Yeah simcoe is great, to me it always delivers a really strong passion fruit aroma. I like it in American ambers/reds especially
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GHW
Funnily enough Simon I have a rye mosaic and simcoe lined up as my next main brew. Looking forward to that one ALOT
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HisDudeness
Rye mosaic and simcoe!!!! Now you're talking [smile]
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Clibit
HisDudeness wrote:
Rye mosaic and simcoe!!!! Now you're talking [smile]


Lob some Orbit in the mix and.... . Oh. 

I like the Rye/Simcoe idea. : thumb:
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HisDudeness
Clibit wrote:


Lob some Orbit in the mix and.... . Oh. 

I like the Rye/Simcoe idea. : thumb:


Hey I haven't written them off just yet!
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Clibit
HisDudeness wrote:
Hey I haven't written them off just yet!


I never said you had.  [thumb]
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Simonh82
Rye mosaic and Simcoe does sound amazing.

I put Citra,Centennial and Eldorado in my rye beer. It's nice but I've come to the conclusion that I'm not a big fan of Citra, at least not in large quantities.

I've had it in a few commercial beers too recently and I think it can give a odd full flavour that I can't really describe but I don't find that pleasant.

The strange thing is I really love Adnams Ghost Ship which is a mostly Citra beer.
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HisDudeness
I love citra but it doesn't always work well, I did a pale with simcoe and citra assuming I would love it but even though I am a fan of both it just didn't really do it for me. A lot of the best flavours from both seemed to be lost and it brought out a more catty character that was a bit disappointing. Citra and cascade on the other hand gives a massive citrus hit which I really enjoy. I read an article recently that said it pairs very well with motueka which could be one to try?
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