Heroes IPA

Rob’s brew posted by Tom

Grain Bill-
  • 15 lbs Golden Promise
  • 10 lbs 2 Row
  • 2 lbs White Wheat
  • 1 lbs Caramel Crystal 60
  • 1 lbs Flaked Rice
  • 1 lbs Flaked Oats
Hops…Glorious Hops!
  • 4oz Simcoe
  • 6oz Citra
  • 6oz Mosaic
  • 2oz Amarillo
Yeast- American Ale Wyeast 1056
Adjuncts 
  • 2oz Tangerine peel
  • 2oz Grapefruit peel
  • 2 Whirlfloc tablets
  • 3 tsp Yeast Nutrient
Projected Stats by Brewtoad (Check Brew Toad link here)
  • OG 1.069 ( I measured the OG at 1.071)
  • FG 1.017
  • IBU 65
  • SRM 7
  • ABV 6.8
Brew Day- January 18, 2016
Batch Sparge
Strike temp of 170 with 11 gallons of water. Held mash for 60 minutes and hit projected mash temp of 155. Vorlauf for 5 minutes wort cleared up quickly ran off a 6 gallons of wort. Added 8 gallons of 170 degree Sparge water. Vorlauf and ran off another 7 gallons for combined total of 13 gallons of wort.
  • 60 minute boil
  • 2oz of Simcoe at boil
  • 2oz of Citra at 15 minutes
  • 4 oz of Mosaic at 5 minutes
  • 2 oz of Citra at 5 minutes
  • 2 Moss tablets at 15 minutes
  • Added Chiller at 15 minutes
  • 3 tsp yeast nutrient at 10 minutes
  • 2oz of Tangerine peel at 10 minutes
  • 2 oz of Grapefruit peel at 10 minutes
  • 2oz of Amarillo at 0 minutes
  • 2oz of Mosaic at 0 minutes
After boil notes 
The chiller and the cold weather took the temp down to 70 in about 40 minutes.  At this point had about 11.5 gallons. I managed to get about 10 gallons in the fermenter with the hops soaking up the rest. Pitched yeast and started cleanup. All in all a decent brew day. Had to contend with the cold and a frozen water line along the way. The fermenter is chugging along just fine now. I will dry hop this with 2oz each of Citra and Mosaic after I transfer to secondary.  The sample tasted quite bitter and somewhat unbalanced but in a good way.
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