Anyone have a Mad Tom IPA equivalent?

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WoodlawnDon
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Anyone have a Mad Tom IPA equivalent?

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I today bottled my first batch, I was trying for a very hoppy IPA but I don't think I got there. I'd like to post my recipe and get some critique on how I can improve if you don't mind. It didn't taste very hoppy before bottling (not bad taste overall though).

Pre-Boil

500 gm Crystal malt III
225 gm 2-row Pale Malt

1 hour Boil

3.25 Kg Amber malt extract
56 gm Cascade pellets
28 gm Zythos pellets

30 minutes boil

28 gm Zythos pellets
28 gm Falconers Flight pellets

2 minute boil

28 gm Falconers Flight pellets

Yeast
US-05 dry ale

Any suggestions?

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How are you cooling your wort? If you are just ice bathing it, your late boil hop additions may have some utilization going on and contributing to bitterness not flavour and aroma. Could try some flame out hop additions to get more flavour and aroma or even dry hop.
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Thanks for the help. How do you guys normally dry hop, is it just a matter of tossing some pellets into the fermenter a few days before bottling?
Don

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Most guys use a sanitized hop sock (fine mesh bag) and place it in fermenter immediately after fermentation has finished for 3-7 days. Big issue is obviously the risk for infecting the brew.
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Post by Midnite »

Woodlawn,

You're recipe seems alright, but you're not using the right hops.

Centennial, Chinook, Cascade, and something to give you 15% AA (ie Zeus, Columbus).

I have an all grain version, I'll do an extract recipe conversion and post it tomorrow when I get a chance.

As for dry hopping, a bag is ok but why not dry hop and let the hops float. They hit more surface area that way. At the hops with 3-5 days left in primary fermentation. Then rack to a secondary to avoid the grassy notes unless if the hops are left too long.


http://www.muskokabrewery.com/mad-tom-ipa.php

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Post by ECH »

For dry hopping, if I am using a glass carboy as my fermentor, I just throw the pellets in as is. If I am using my fast ferment, I put them in a sanitized muslin bag, and drop the bag into the fermentor.

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Re: Anyone have a Mad Tom IPA equivalent?

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Thanks again for your help guys, it's starting to make sense. Yes please, I would very much like to have your extract conversion recipe.
Don

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