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Homebrew: New Year IPA

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Tomorrow it’s time for the last brewday of the year. We will be trying to get rid of some opened packages of 2012 hops, so the obvious choice for beer style is an Imperial IPA. We will be using our classic malt bill, with Pale Ale, Munich, Carapils and Crystal malt, coupled with a slight amount of cane sugar to dry out the beer since we’ll be using a low-attenuating yeast strain. For hops, we will be using our standard bittering hop Herkules, while for flavour and aroma we will be using Amarillo, Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin and Simcoe. We are aiming for 100+ theoretical IBUs. I like the use of English yeast strains in hop-forward beers, since they lend a slightly fruitiness that often complements the hoppiness. Since I have some Wyeast 1318 English Ale III slurry from a previous fermentation, we will be using it for this beer. Hoping to reach an FG of around 1.013-1.015 and an ABV of around 8.5-9%.

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
21 L 90 min 95.1 IBUs 19.3 EBC 1.082 1.021 8.1 %
Actuals 1.046 1.01 4.7 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
Imperial India Pale Ale 53 1.075 - 1.1 1.012 - 1.02 65 - 100 9.9 - 31.5 2.2 - 2.8 7.6 - 10.6 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Pale Ale (2-row) 6 kg 71.86
Munich 1.2 kg 14.37
Cara-Pils/Dextrine 500 g 5.99
Crystal Malt - 60L (Thomas Fawcett) 250 g 2.99
Cane (Beet) Sugar 400 g 4.79

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Amarillo 15 g 90 min First Wort Pellet 9.2
Simcoe 15 g 90 min First Wort Pellet 13
Herkules 10 g 90 min Boil Pellet 16
Amarillo 30 g 15 min Boil Pellet 9.2
Simcoe 30 g 15 min Boil Pellet 13
Amarillo 50 g 15 min Aroma Pellet 9.2
Galaxy 50 g 15 min Aroma Leaf 14
Nelson Sauvin 50 g 15 min Aroma Leaf 12
Simcoe 50 g 15 min Aroma Pellet 13
Galaxy 50 g 7 days Dry Hop Leaf 14
Nelson Sauvin 50 g 7 days Dry Hop Leaf 12
Amarillo Gold 50 g 4 days Dry Hop Pellet 8.5
Mosaic (HBC 369) 50 g 4 days Dry Hop Pellet 12.3

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
London Ale III (1318) Wyeast Labs 73% 17.78°C - 23.33°C

Mash

Step Temperature Time
Saccharification 62.8°C 90 min
Mash Step 69°C 15 min
Mash Out 75°C 10 min

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