Wednesday 24 June 2020

I-Pete-A - American IPA Recipe

I-Pete-A - Extract IPA Recipe

Date: 20/6/2020
Batch Number: 10
Beer: American IPA
  • 2 x 1.5kg Light Liquid Malt Extract (LME)
  • 200g Light Crystal
  • 100g Wheat Grain
  • 500g Dextrose
  • Magnum (Bittering)
  • Ekuanot (Bittering/Flavour)
  • Mosaic (Flavour/Aroma)
  • Cascade (Flavour/Aroma)
  • Amarillo (Flavour/Aroma)
Yeast: US05
IBU: 59
Expected OG: 1.055
Expected FG: 1.012

Hop Schedule

  • 60min - 12g Magnum - 13.2%AA - 19.01 IBU
  • 30min - 14g Ekuanot - 14.7%AA - 19.01 IBU
  • 15min - 15g Mosaic - 15.5%AA - 13.84 IBU
  • 10min - 15g Cascade - 6%AA - 3.90 IBU
  • 5min - 15g Amarillo - 9%AA - 3.21 IBU
  • Dry Hop (High Krausen - approx 48 hrs into fermentation)
    • 2g Ekuanot (leftover)
    • 18g Amarillo
    • 15g Mosaic
    • 15g Cascade

Notes: This is basically a thrown together recipe using a bunch of leftover hops and grain that I had. My first attempt at a highly bittered IPA - by far the most IBU's I've had in one of my beers. For something different I've tried dry hopping early during high krausen only, so may not have as much fruity front end flavours as previous brews where I've dry hopped after 10 or so days of fermentation (ie. when fermentation is well and truly over)

Boil Details:

Initial Pot Volume: 8L
Steeping Grains: 2.5L
Grain Sparge/Rinse: 1L (I actually forgot to do this, oops)
LME: ~1L
LME Rinse/Sparge: ~1L
Pitched at approx 23-24C. Temp dropped to 18C - raised to approx 19.5C during fermentation

Hydrometer Readings

Actual OG: 1.050 (+4 points for inaccurate hydrometer = ~1.054)

Tasting Notes

A little to bitter for my liking. I think the 30 minute addition was a little pointless and would have been better off being added later to impart less bitterness and more floral and fruity flavours from the hops.

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