An IPA for the summertime!
IPA or Indian Pale Ale is a classically hoppy beer but is categorized within Pale Ale. IPA is a great mid-summer beer because it offers in addition to hop flavor, hints of fruits, florals, citrus notes, and piney flavors.
- Batch Size (Gal): 5.50
- Total Grain (Lbs): 12.25
- Anticipated OG: 1.058
- Anticipated SRM: 3.7
- Anticipated IBU: 57.3
- Brewhouse Efficiency: 72 %
- Wort Boil Time: 90 Minutes
- 81.6% – 10.00 lbs. Rahr 2-Row Brewers Malt
- 8.2% – 1.00 lbs. Flaked Corn (Maize)
- 6.1% – 0.75 lbs. Weyermann CaraFoam
- 2.0% – 0.25 lbs. Weyermann Acidulated Malt
- 2.0% – 0.25 lbs. King Arthur All-Purpose Flour
- 1.38 oz. Magnum (Pellet, 11.50% AA) @ 60 min.
- 2.00 oz. Simcoe (Pellet, 14.00% AA) @ 0 min.
- 2.00 oz. Galaxy (Pellet, 12.00% AA) @ 0 min.
- 3.00 oz. Galaxy (Pellet, 12.00% AA) Dry Hop Primary
- 3.00 oz. Simcoe (Whole, 14.00% AA) Keg Hop
- 0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient @ 8 min.
- 0.50 Whirlfloc @ 8 min.
- WYeast 1318 London Ale III
- Water Profile
- Profile: Washington, Hoppy
- Mash Schedule
- Sacch Rest – 30 min @ 154F
- 5/23/15 – 2 L stir-plate starter with a 3-month-old Wyeast pack of 1318.
- Brewed 5/24/15
- Note: this recipe was actually double everything listed, half was run off after 30 minutes for souring.
- Mash was 3 gallons of distilled, plus 4.25 filtered DC tap. 2 tsp of 10% phosphoric acid. 6 g each CaCl and Gypsum. Mash pH = 5.33 after 5 minutes of recirculation. 1 gallon of distilled added as a cold sparge. 120 PPM chloride and 140 PPM sulfate, including mash and sparge water.
- Collected 6.5 gallons of 1.045 runnings. Boiled 30 minutes without hops. Topped off the boil with 3/4 gallon of filtered tap water.
- Added flame-out hops. Whirpooled for 5 minutes, settled for 25. Down to 170F naturally. Thanks to warm-weather groundwater only able to chill to 72F. Left at 62F to chill for five hours before pitching.
- 5/27/15 Added the 3 oz of Galaxy dry hops. Warmed to 66F to encourage fermentation to finish strong.
- 6/4/15 Kegged with 3 oz of whole Simcoe. Still very cloudy. Right into the fridge. FG 1.013.
This post was written by Zach Savastano