It's been a long time since I've brewed a hoppy beer. I haven't brewed an IPA since my extract days several years ago. After looking through my freezer and realizing I had a lb of Amarillo, a lb of Zythos blend, a lb of Centennial, and several ounces each of Simcoe and Chinook I decided I would brew an IPA today.
I had originally hoped to brew a 100% Vienna "German Barleywine" but without proper yeast and missing my friend's giant mash tun I put that off for now.
brewed on: 7/23/12
mash temp: 150F
6 gallon batch
60 minute boil
75% efficiency assumed
15 lbs Canadian 2-row
8 oz Fawcett Crystal 65L
4 oz Victory
48 gm Zythos blend @ 10.9% - 60 minutes
12 gm Zythos blend @ 10.9% - 50 minutes
28.3 gm Centennial @ 8.7% - 10 minutes
28.3 gm Simcoe @ 12.2% - 5 minutes
28.3 gm Chinook whole leaf (from John) @ ? - 5 minutes
28.3 gm Simcoe - flameout
28.3 gm Centennial - flameout
28.3 gm Centennial - 5 minutes after flameout
28.3 gm Simcoe - dry hop (7 days)
28.3 gm Amarillo - dry hop (7 days)
I let the hops sit in the kettle for 20 minutes prior to chilling.
2 packs - US05