Sketching up an IPA

January 17, 2008 at 4:03 am Leave a comment


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
      Total IBU: 51
Rooftop Brew IBU Calculator

Malt Bill:
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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