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Homebrew: UJ IPA

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Today I brewed an IPA inspired by Can You Brew It’s Firestone Walker Union Jack episode, since it is one of my favorite commercial beers. The original beer features a really nice hoppy aroma and a perfectly balanced flavour. I am hoping to achieve something even remotely similar, and looking to have it ready for drinking in the beginning of May when the weather starts to get warmer. The malt bill featured a base of Pilsner and Munich malt, together with dashes of CaraPils and CaraAroma. The original gravity (consequently the ABV%) ended up slightly lower than the original/CYBI clone, but hopefully it shouldn’t affect the final product much. I used Herkules for bittering, since I have some 2012 harvest left in the freezer. The flavour and aroma hops were equal doses of Cascade and Centennial. The calculated IBUs clocked in at 75, so there should be plenty of bitterness to go with the hop flavours and malt tones. I’ve been having some problems getting WLP002 to ferment dry enough, so I thought I’d try WLP007 instead. The brewday went very smoothly for once and the post-boil wort tasted promising, so am really looking forward to seeing how this one turns out!

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
22 L 120 min 75.0 IBUs 12.9 EBC 1.063 SG 1.014 SG 6.5 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
American IPA 14 B 1.056 - 1.075 1.01 - 1.018 40 - 70 11.8 - 29.6 2.2 - 2.7 5.5 - 7.5 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Pilsner 5.5 kg 79.14
Munich II (Weyermann) 1 kg 14.39
Carafoam (Weyermann) 0.3 kg 4.32
Caraamber (Weyermann) 0.15 kg 2.16

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Herkules 30 g 90 min Boil Pellet 14.5
Cascade 20 g 30 min Boil Pellet 5.5
Centennial 20 g 30 min Boil Pellet 10
Cascade 50 g 0 min Boil Pellet 5.5
Centennial 50 g 0 min Boil Pellet 10
Cascade 35 g 4 days Dry Hop Pellet 5.5
Centennial 35 g 4 days Dry Hop Pellet 10
Chinook 15 g 4 days Dry Hop Pellet 13
Citra 15 g 4 days Dry Hop Pellet 12
Cascade 25 g 0 min Dry Hop Pellet 5.5
Centennial 25 g 0 min Dry Hop Pellet 10
Amarillo Gold 15 g 0 min Dry Hop Pellet 8.5
Simcoe 15 g 0 min Dry Hop Pellet 13

Miscs

Name Amount Time Use Type
Calcium Chloride 6.50 g 60 min Mash Water Agent
Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) 6.50 g 60 min Mash Water Agent

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
Dry English Ale (WLP007) White Labs 75% 18.33°C - 21.11°C

Notes

18.5 liter sparge

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