Saturday 4 January 2020

NEIPA Extract Recipe

NEIPA (New England IPA)

Date: 4/1/2020
Batch Number: 7
  • 1 x 1.5kg Light Liquid Malt Extract (LME)
  • 1 x 1.0kg Light Dry Malt Extract (DME)
  • 1 x 0.5kg Wheat Dry Malt Extract (DME)
  • 300g Naked Oats
  • Super Alpha (Bittering) - you can substitute this for any other bittering hop if you prefer
  • Centennial (Whirlpool)
  • Mosaic
  • Simcoe
  • Citra
Yeast: Safale S04
IBU: 23.4
Expected OG: 1.047
Expected FG: 1.012

Hop Schedule

  • 60min - 17g Super Alpha - 11%AA - 20.49IBU
  • 0min (5 min steep) - 27g Centennial - 9%AA - 3.4IBU
  • Dry Hop (High Krausen - approx 48 hrs after fermentation begins) - 10g Citra, 30g Mosaic, 30g Simcoe
  • Dry Hop (3-4 days prior to bottling) - 10g Citra, 30g Mosaic, 30g Simcoe

Notes: Hop schedule is a little unusual - essentially using up the centennial and citra hops I have left over from previous brews, and also using new packets of Mosaic and Simcoe which I've been keen to try.
Not sure I have enough hops to get a true NEIPA but this will certainly be the most amount of hops I've used in a brew before.
Concerned I may have been too light on with the bittering but wasn't sure how this volume of dry hopping would work, and also the significant amount of whirlpool centennial hops added which will likely add some bitterness as well.


  1. Put 7.5L of tap water into kettle/large pot and bring to the boil (put lid on pot to help it heat up faster)
  2. While waiting for the large kettle to boil, add 2.1L of tap water to a smaller pot/saucepan and heat to 71C
  3. While waiting for both pots to boil, add the 300g Naked Oats into a hop/grain bag
  4. Once the small pot reaches 71C, turn off the heat and steep the hop/grain bag in it for 30 mins.  You can dunk/move the grain in the pot like a tea-bag to ensure all the grain is wetted
  5. After 20 minutes (10 minute left of steeping), soak the 1.5kg light liquid malt extract in a tub of hot tap water to soften contents
  6. After the 30 mins has elapsed, sparge (rinse) the grains with 1L of hot tap water. Discard the used grain
  7. Remove the large kettle from the heat (regardless of whether or not it has boiled), and add all the liquid from the small pot and also add the 1.5kg light liquid malt extract - stirring whilst adding to help it dissolve
  8. Fill the light liquid malt extract container with hot tap water - leave to stand for a few minutes to dissolve the remaining contents. Add the contents to the large kettle
  9. Return the large kettle to the heat and wait for it to boil (ensure lid is not on the pot/kettle at this point)
  10. Once the large kettle is boiling, start a 60 minute timer and add the first bittering hops (as per hop schedule below)
  11. After 60 minutes has elapsed (ie. 0 minutes remaining in the boil), remove the kettle from the heat and add the final set of hops (as per hop schedule above)
  12. Place kettle in sink of water/ice water to cool (or use other cooling method - eg. immersion chiller)
  13. Whilst waiting for the wort to cool, add 5L of cold tap water to the fermenting vessel (FV)
  14. Add the light and wheat dry malt extract to the FV and stir to dissolve
  15. Once the wort in the large pot has cooled to less than 26 degrees, tip all the contents in the FV and stir to mix. You can use a filter/strainer to filter out the trub/large particles from the boil - I don't do this but you can if you prefer
  16. Top up the FV to 23L with cold tap water - ideal pitching temperature should be 20-24C - stirring constantly to mix and aerate the wort
  17. Pitch yeast
Pitched at 26C - put into fermentation fridge and dropped to 17.5C
Fermentation underway within 12 hours

Hydrometer Readings

Actual OG: 1.042 (+3 points for inaccurate hydrometer = 1.046)

Day 8: 1.008 (+3 points for inaccurate hydrometer = 1.011)

Actual FG: 

Tasting Notes

  • Tasted on Day 8 of fermentation and it tasted super juicy and great. Wondering if the secondary set of dry hopping is actually required - will do it anyway but I feel it would be great to bottle it as it is
Another top brew - would definitely do this one again! Not as hazy as I would like - potentially need more oats and/or wheat to help increase the haziness

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