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Brewlog -- Citrus-Earth-Spice IPA (all grain)

akueck

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Jun 26, 2006
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Ithaca, NY
Definitely need more hoppy beer, so I decided to try out a combination of hops that I have not done before.

Mash:
15 lbs Great Western Organic Pale Ale malt
3 lbs Victory
0.5 lb German Vienna
0.5 lb Special Roast
0.25 lb Cara Amber

Mashed in with 22 qts at 168 F, mash temp 149 F. 1 hour mash, ended at 148 F.
Mashed out with 13 qts boiling.
Batch sparge with 12 qts at 170 F.

First runnings about 6.5 gallons @ 1.066.
After second runnings about 9.5 gallons @ 1.062.

Took 6.5 gallons of sweet wort for this IPA, and the rest went to a spruce beer.

Hop Schedule:
1 oz Magnum @ 15.2% 65 mins
1/2 oz Amarillo @ 9% 50 mins
1/2 oz Czech Saaz @ 3.8% 20 mins
3/4 oz Ahtanum @ 5.2% 15 mins
1/4 oz Ahtanum 5 mins
1/2 oz Willamette 0 mins

Boiled down to SG 1.073, collected 4.45 gallons. Plan is to dilute this down to 5 gallons, since my efficiency was higher than anticipated (new grain mill!!). OG will then be 1.065, anticipated IBU about 64 (after dilution).

Yeast: US-05.
 

akueck

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Jun 26, 2006
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Ithaca, NY
This turned out delicious! I wouldn't mind just a touch more bitterness. Perhaps next time I'll throw in a little first wort hops too. Also a bit of Saaz in the dry hop would be nice. Overall though, a success and it did turn out earthy-citrus-spice.
 

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