Sketching up an IPA
I haven’t made this one yet, but I just sat down to formulate the recipe. I’m looking for some definite bitterness, but I’m more concerned with having some generous aroma and flavor hops. Here’s what I have this far:
my goal is an OG of 1.070 with BU’s around 45-50. This is going to be a definite American IPA.
Yeast: American Ale Yeast
Hops: Eroica or chinook for the boil (whole leaf) as shown in the chart below and cascade for the hopback (1 oz. whole leaf) and dry hopping (1-2 oz. pellet).
|Batch Volume (Gal)||5.5||Wort Gravity (O.G)||1.07|
|Hop Weight (oz.)||Hop Alpha Acid (%)||Boil Time (min)||IBU|
|Hop Addition 1||1||12||60||35.7|
|Hop Addition 2||0.5||12||15||8.9|
|Hop Addition 3||0.25||12||12||4.5|
|Hop Addition 4||0.25||12||6||1.9|
|Hop Addition 5||0||0||0||0|
7-8 lb Extra Light Dry Malt Extract
1.5-2 lb Crystal Malt (maybe half ligh, half darker for some added complexity)
.75-1 lb Malted Barley (toasted at 350° for ~10 min.)
I may reduce the malted barley and add .25 lb of chocolate to give it a richer color.
Now I just need to get to Hops and Berries and get my ingredients!
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