Sunday, June 03, 2007

Brew #48: India Pale Ale

The IPAs I make seem to disappear rather quickly, so I do have to make them quite often. In order to keep the hop levels in the blood stream up throughout the summer it's time to make another one.

This one is intended to be a little nutty and somewhat on the rich and malty side. I used the new digital thermometer, so we'll see if the fermentability is a little lower this time. When comparing the measurements with the old thermometer there seemed to be a 2C difference between the two, with the new one giving the lower result. Given the recent experiences that makes sense.

There is quite a bit of finishing hops in this beer. Since I had reached the bottom of the big bag of Warrior hop pellets I thought that I just as well might add the rest of it. I have a 1.5 kg bag left, so it's going to take quite a while before I run out of Warrior hops. In my opinion there can never really be enough aroma hops in an IPA.

This batch will be fermented in one of the brew fermentation buckets.

The batch was brewed 2007-06-03.

India Pale Ale
All grain, batch sparge
24 EBC (Deep amber)
64 IBU
5500g Pale malt
700g Munich malt
500g Carapils
300g Wheat malt
300g Crystal malt, 130 EBC
250g Victory malt
67C, 60 min
76C, 10 min (mashout)
72% efficiency
30g Warrior pellets, 13.8%, 60 min (first wort and bittering hops)
30g Warrior pellets, 13.8%, 10 min
30g Palisade pellets, 9.3%, 10 min
140g Warrior pellets, 13.8%, 1 min
70g Palisade pellets, 9.3%, 1 min

Safale US-05, 2 packs, dry yeast, best before date 2008-11-01.
90 min
OG: 1.068 FG: 1.017 (estimated) abv: 6.7%

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi, great of you to share your brewing experiences. I'm brewing in Telemark, currently extracts, but have just bought a cooler for mashing. You mention 1.5kg bags of hop pellets, I guess you didn't get those in Norway?