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I'm making the infamous Diablo IPA again and wanted to see if any of you have tried various recipes (hops, grains, etc).  Last time I dry hopped with Galaxy hops, but was looking to do something a little different with adding grains and a various hop schedule.

 

Let's hear those ideas!

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Really? No suggestions or ideas? Don't let me down fellow brew masters! 

 

I think I'm going to use cascade & galaxy hops. Probably use some 2 row to up abv a tad and add some carapils, caramel, victory grains.

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If you want an interesting stout (your upcoming brews), try the Cerealicious Milk Stout.  Based on the St Patricks, it has Lucky Charms cereal and is really nice.

It is a good conversation opener among friends or even people you don't know yet.

This  support site has all the old recipes but I had to search for it, I can't see how to find it from the Mr Beer main site which is a shame.

http://support.mrbeer.com/support/solutions/articles/5000623207-cerealiously-lucky-charms-milk-stout-recipe-instructions

 

I have one targeted in my pipeline. I got the cereal already (3 of them in case - I think they last longer than the HMEs - lol.)

 

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Diablo is good on its own, and a great base for some adventurous IPA-brewing.  I've made it with Cascade hops (a 30-minute boil, if I remember, followed by dry-hopping using 1 oz of hops total, evenly split) which was excellent.  Most recently, I made a Black IPA using 4 oz of Black Malt and another 1 oz of added hops, this time Centennial. This came out quite well, although I definitely prefer the flavor that Cascade brings to the beer.  Next time I'll be continuing my tour of the "C" hops with some Columbus; not sure what malt I'll be using for the partial mash.  All I have on hand is Munich, which might be an interesting addition.  Might look for something else to play with before I make the brew. I also use carapils in all my brews for mouthfeel and head generation/retention. I'd be interested to know what you end up using with your Diablo and, some weeks down the road, how you liked it.  

 

One good thing (of the many!) about brewing IPAs is that they are best when "young," so that you can start drinking them a bit sooner than some other beers. 3 weeks of bottle conditioning (or even less, for the impatient) is enough.  

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I made the Barley's Brew "CHIPA" Cherry IPA recipe. It is one of my favorites. It's a different twist on an IPA.

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13 hours ago, Bach's Brews said:

Really? No suggestions or ideas? Don't let me down fellow brew masters! 

 

I think I'm going to use cascade & galaxy hops. Probably use some 2 row to up abv a tad and add some carapils, caramel, victory grains.

I just brewed one up a week ago, it was a gift for a buddy of mine ( a full kit- I just swapped out extracts to give him an ipa experience), he was suppose to learn how to brew, but instead passed out on my couch drunk, so me, feeling pretty buzzed too, miraculously finished brewing it. 1 can of diablo, 1/2 oz of azzaca hop boil @ 60 min., 1/2 oz of moteaka hop @ 10 min aroma, 4 oz. of 2 row pale malt steeped @ 150-160 degrees for about 30 min. of course, 1- booster added at flame out, (but prepped with dissolving in  cold water slowing bringing to a boil.), mangrove jack burton ale yeast. 3 rd week will be adding a 1/4 oz. dry hop of citra. so far smells pretty good going on second week fermenting.

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7 hours ago, MichaelL said:

Diablo is good on its own, and a great base for some adventurous IPA-brewing.  I've made it with Cascade hops (a 30-minute boil, if I remember, followed by dry-hopping using 1 oz of hops total, evenly split) which was excellent.  Most recently, I made a Black IPA using 4 oz of Black Malt and another 1 oz of added hops, this time Centennial. This came out quite well, although I definitely prefer the flavor that Cascade brings to the beer.  Next time I'll be continuing my tour of the "C" hops with some Columbus; not sure what malt I'll be using for the partial mash.  All I have on hand is Munich, which might be an interesting addition.  Might look for something else to play with before I make the brew. I also use carapils in all my brews for mouthfeel and head generation/retention. I'd be interested to know what you end up using with your Diablo and, some weeks down the road, how you liked it.  

 

One good thing (of the many!) about brewing IPAs is that they are best when "young," so that you can start drinking them a bit sooner than some other beers. 3 weeks of bottle conditioning (or even less, for the impatient) is enough.  

 

That sounds like some good ideas. I have another can of Diablo that I can make still with some of these ideas. I appreciate it!  I ended up not having any 2 row on hand (disappointing), but ended up using 2 oz caramel 120, 2 oz carapils, 2 oz victory.  I did a hop boil with 1 oz cascade and plan to dry hop with 1/2 oz galaxy.  I thought about adding 1/4-1/2 cup brown sugar, but decided against it.  I want to see how this turns out.  I like the idea of adding some black malt, then again this should already be a dark IPA as is.  I used Munich with my IPA I made over the weekend, really excited about that one.

 

I'll let you know how it turns out!

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14 hours ago, Nickfixit said:

If you want an interesting stout (your upcoming brews), try the Cerealicious Milk Stout.  Based on the St Patricks, it has Lucky Charms cereal and is really nice.

It is a good conversation opener among friends or even people you don't know yet.

This  support site has all the old recipes but I had to search for it, I can't see how to find it from the Mr Beer main site which is a shame.

http://support.mrbeer.com/support/solutions/articles/5000623207-cerealiously-lucky-charms-milk-stout-recipe-instructions

 

I have one targeted in my pipeline. I got the cereal already (3 of them in case - I think they last longer than the HMEs - lol.)

 

 

That sounds interesting!  I'd probably split my 5 gallon batch and do half with that.  Not sure if the Lucky Charms sounds good at the moment.  Plus, I don't have any LME's.  This base kit is from Midwest Supplies. 

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7 hours ago, Bach's Brews said:

 

That sounds interesting!  I'd probably split my 5 gallon batch and do half with that.  Not sure if the Lucky Charms sounds good at the moment.  Plus, I don't have any LME's.  This base kit is from Midwest Supplies. 

Uh Oh..... this recipe is Mr Beer based, but I am sure you could modify any Stout recipe to fit.  It also requires Lactose milk sugar. I ordered mine online.

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13 hours ago, MRB Josh R said:

MrB Josh R.

This older recipe/support site does not seem to readily accessible from the main site - at least I could not find the link. Can you check that our please and see if it can be made  easier or present if not present. The FAQ does not even go here to support site.

You do have archived recipes but I can't see how to get to these.

Thanks!

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2 hours ago, Nickfixit said:

MrB Josh R.

This older recipe/support site does not seem to readily accessible from the main site - at least I could not find the link. Can you check that our please and see if it can be made  easier or present if not present. The FAQ does not even go here to support site.

You do have archived recipes but I can't see how to get to these.

Thanks!

 

Yes, we were made aware of this by another customer via email and it should be resolved soon. Until then, I recommend bookmarking it.

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3 hours ago, MRB Josh R said:

 

Yes, we were made aware of this by another customer via email and it should be resolved soon. Until then, I recommend bookmarking it.

That could have been me, I did that also.

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19 hours ago, Nickfixit said:

Uh Oh..... this recipe is Mr Beer based, but I am sure you could modify any Stout recipe to fit.  It also requires Lactose milk sugar. I ordered mine online.

 

Yeah, I can easily modify what I need to.  The possibilities are endless! That's the hard part! Haha!

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Tried the Diablo IPA I made with some different grains from this posting and it turned out really good!  Lots of flavors hit the mouth all at once.  I'm really proud of this one.  I think the cascade/galaxy hop additions were a nice combo.

 

Even gave a couple away to get feedback and all of them really like it.  So that's a plus!

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two weeks ago I bottled up my Diablo experiment,,

I added

2 ounces of 2 row

2 ounces of carapils

4 cocao nibs

4 ounces of lactose sugar...

 

at bottling it tasted like chocolate beer,, which is what i was going for ,,instead of a chocolate stout or porter,,gonna try one this Saturday on brew day...

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On ‎1‎/‎16‎/‎2017 at 11:33 PM, Stroomer420 said:

two weeks ago I bottled up my Diablo experiment,,

I added

2 ounces of 2 row

2 ounces of carapils

4 cocao nibs

4 ounces of lactose sugar...

 

at bottling it tasted like chocolate beer,, which is what i was going for ,,instead of a chocolate stout or porter,,gonna try one this Saturday on brew day...

 

Sounds interesting. Let me know how this one turns out!  I never thought of using cocoa nibs and lactose with the diablo base.

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Couldn't you kind of "Wheat it up" a bit?  After tasting, and LIKING, Sierra Nevada's Wheat IPA I'm kinda on the pursuit of home brewing something similar.  Possibly add red flaked wheat, 2-row, & carapils or is this just a bit of a stretch?

*also, a lot of extra hops... I'm thinking Centennial. 

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2 hours ago, Bach's Brews said:

 

Sounds interesting. Let me know how this one turns out!  I never thought of using cocoa nibs and lactose with the diablo base.

got one in the fridge now ,,gonna try on Saturday,,still a little early bit figure I'd get an idea of which way this thing is going....Saturday is brew/drink day ,,,soooo prob be flooding the forum with pics and drunken babble... 😃 will let yall know..

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welp here it is,,Diablo ...tweaked.. Only two weeks old... So still green but tastes like Diablo still,, just chocolate is a little enhanced and the bite as it normally has is faded a little.. Think its gonna be pretty good in a month or so... Looks really good though...check that now that its warming up the bite fades and turning nice and creamy

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3 hours ago, Stroomer420 said:

welp here it is,,Diablo ...tweaked.. Only two weeks old... So still green but tastes like Diablo still,, just chocolate is a little enhanced and the bite as it normally has is faded a little.. Think its gonna be pretty good in a month or so... Looks really good though...check that now that its warming up the bite fades and turning nice and creamy

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#lacing #beerporn

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4 hours ago, Stroomer420 said:

welp here it is,,Diablo ...tweaked.. Only two weeks old... So still green but tastes like Diablo still,, just chocolate is a little enhanced and the bite as it normally has is faded a little.. Think its gonna be pretty good in a month or so... Looks really good though...check that now that its warming up the bite fades and turning nice and creamy

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Love the way it keeps getting lower & lower in each pic, Stroom!!!! :):)

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17 hours ago, Stroomer420 said:

welp here it is,,Diablo ...tweaked.. Only two weeks old... So still green but tastes like Diablo still,, just chocolate is a little enhanced and the bite as it normally has is faded a little.. Think its gonna be pretty good in a month or so... Looks really good though...check that now that its warming up the bite fades and turning nice and creamy

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I admire your glassware!!!

 

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