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2017-05-12 · Northeast IPA

Spec

Beer Style:
American IPA
Batch Size:
10L
Brew Type:
All Grain
Boil Duration:
60mins
Mash Type:
Single infusion (65°C, 60mins)
Mash Method:
BIAB
Mash Size:
14L
Sparge:
None
Chill Method:
No-Chill Cube
Original Gravity:
1.055
Final Gravity:
1.010
ABV:
5.9%

Dates

2017-05-12:
Brewed
2017-05-15:
Pitched
2017-06-10:
Kegged

This recipe is based on the "Northeast" Style American IPA recipe from Home Brew Talk. I used Danstar's BRY-97 yeast in place of the recipe's Conan strain. This is the first time I've tried the BRY-97, and like the guy at my LHBS said, it took quite a long time before it started showing any signs of fermentation, around four days after pitching.

I used a slightly different hop profile, and moved all of the recipe's flame-out hop additions into the fermentation keg as dry hop (after about a week or so of fermentation). I kept the dry hop filter in the keg for the rest of the fermentation. About a week before transferring to the serving keg, I made a potion from the rest of the dry-hop bill with vodka, which I've added to the serving keg before transferring the beer.

I first tasted the beer after a week in the serving keg. It had a wonderful fruity hop aroma. It was pretty bitter, but it seemed to have mellowed out considerably after another week. I took some to work with me and got a very good feedback. At least two people described the aroma as that of passion fruit.

Overall it's a great batch of beer and a wonderful IPA. The hop aroma really shines through. It cleared quite nicely in a relatively short time too.

Recipe

Stage Ingredient Duration Quantity
Mash Pale Ale Malt 60mins 1200g
Maris Otter Malt 60mins 1200g
Flaked Oats 60mins 240g
Flaked Barley 60mins 120g
Wheat Malt 60mins 120g
Torrified Wheat 60mins 60g
Melanoidin Malt 60mins 60g
Boil Warrior (16.5%) 60mins (40mins)* 15g
Fermentation Danstar BRY-97 6g
GoFerm 6.5g
Citra (12.0%) 14days 15g
Mosaic (12.5%) 14days 15g
Lemon Drop (5.1%) 14days 15g
Citra (12.0%) 7days 15g
Mosaic (12.5%) 7days 15g
Lemon Drop (5.1%) 7days 15g

* Hop additions adjusted 20 minutes down to account for greater utilization due to using the no-chill method.

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