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Batch #11 | Bottoms-Up Imperial IPA


Brew Day: 10/06/12

Original Gravity: 1.08

Final Gravity: 1.019

ABV(%): 8.01

Brewing Notes:

I came home 24 hours after pitching the yeast and the presure had blown the top off the carboy and it was foaming all over. I was careful to clean it up after I had replaced it with a new (sanitized) airlock. It made a mess but smelled terrific! (Not sure my wife would agree.) I'm not sure if its normal for IIPA's to be that active.

Rating (1 - worst, 10 - best): 7

Review:

I used some old hops in this beer and I think you could taste it. A slight cardboard taste.

First Tasting on: 11/17/12


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India Pale Ale

Bottoms-Up Imperial IPA

Tasting Notes:

Light in color, rich in maltiness and the maddening amount of hops was incredible. My intent is to build a recipe that was motivated by Pliny. That recipe boasts over a pound of hops for a 5-gallon batch. I’m stopping at 12 ounces (I know…I’m a wuss). I’m also going to scale this up to 6.5 gallons to allow for loss due to the incredible amount of sludge I’m going to end up with.

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Ingredients
Malt
  1. 1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM
  2. 1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)
  3. 0.25 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM)
  4. 18.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
Hops
  1. 1.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (Dry Hop 14 days)
  2. 1.00 oz Centennial [9.50%] (10 min)
  3. 1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.90%] (10 min)
  4. 1.00 oz Crystal [3.50%] (10 min)
  5. 1.00 oz Summit [16.50%] (Dry Hop 14 days)
  6. 1.25 oz Amarillo Gold [8.90%] (Dry Hop 14 days)
  7. 1.25 oz Cascade [6.10%] (Dry Hop 14 days)
  8. 1.00 oz Nugget [11.50%] (45 min)
  9. 1.00 oz Centennial [9.50%] (30 min)
  10. 1.25 oz Cascade [6.10%] (15 min)
  11. 1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [12.20%] (First Wort Hop)
Yeast
  1. Safale-50
Specialty
  1. 1.00 lb Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM)

Steps
  1. Mash/Grains: Mash at 153F for 90 minutes
  2. Other: Add Columbus(Tomahawk) hops to kettle before you transfer the mash to the kettle. (This is FWH aka First Wort Hopping)
  3. Fermentation: Pitch yeast into fermentor
  4. Boil: Bring Wort to a boil
  5. Boil: At 45 minutes add 1oz Nugget hops
  6. Boil: At 30 mins add 1oz Centennial
  7. Boil: At 15 mins add 1oz Cascade
  8. Boil: At 10 mins add 1oz Centennial, 1.00 oz Amarillo Gold, and 1.25 oz Cascade
  9. Boil: At flame out add 1lb Corn Sugar
  10. Fermentation: After 14 days of fermentation, add the following hops (dry hop): 1.00 oz Summit, 1.25 oz Amarillo Gold, 1.25 oz Cascade, 1.25 oz Centennial

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Beer Stats
  • Style: India Pale Ale
  • OG: 1.082
  • FG: 1.017
  • ABV: 8.5%
  • IBU: 100.5
  • Color: 7.8
Recipe Stats
  • Type: All-Grain
  • Batch Size: 6.5 gal.
  • Boiling Time: 60 min.

Recipe Brewing History
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Batch #11 brewed by tom on 11/17/12 Rating: 7 / 10 Comments (0)

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