I am planning on brewing up a handful of quasi-pale ales using only a single hop varietal per batch. The goal is to get a feel for the bittering, flavor ,and aroma of some varieties I want to understand better. I was thinking of a schedule like this:
60min -35 IBU
20min -15 IBU
5min -5 IBU
Dry Hop- (1oz)
I’ll figure the IBUs base upon the Alpha content of each variety I plan to use, which is why I didn’t list it in ounces. Except for the dry hop, which will really contirbute no IBUs and why the 5min is so low in IBUs.
I plan to shoot for a 1.048-1.052 OG beer brewed with 90% 2-row, 5% Crystal 60L, and 5% Victory malt. Of course, American ale yeast to keep it clean and simple.
Here are the questions:
Should I drop the 5 minute and just go with more dryhop?
And should I change the time on the flavor addition?
I was thinking of using these hops:
Nugget, Cascade, Columbus, Citra and Amarillo