Time to learn.
Never brewed an IPA, an American one anyway. I’ve done a lot of studying. Hard to sift through all the internet nonsense to know what’s necessary.
Grain Bill- 48# total
- 22# 2-Row, Proximity base malt, US
- 15# Maris Otter, UK
- 6# Wheat, DE
- 5$# Flaked oats, US
- 6 oz Amarillo 8.2% 60′
- 6 oz Amarillo 8.2% flame out
- 4 oz Citra 12.8%, 4 oz Mosaic 12.0, 4 oz El Dorado 11.2% whirlpool in 4 additions:
- 3 oz Citra 12.8%, 2 oz Mosaic 12.0, 1 oz Amarillo 8.2% dry hop at primary fermentation for 2 days
- 3 oz Citra 12.8%, 2 oz Mosaic 12.0, 1 oz Amarillo 8.2% dry hop #2 goes in at day 2 for 2 days
- 3 oz Citra 12.8%, 2 oz Mosaic 12.0, 1 oz El Dorado 11.2% cold hop in keg 2 days
- 3 oz Citra 12.8%, 2 oz Mosaic 12.0, 1 oz El Dorado 11.2% cold hop in keg 2 days after first cold hop comes out.
Yeast- Wyeast 1318 London Ale III
Water- 30g STL County tap treated 4 oz calcium chloride and 12 tablespoons of calcium sulfate (gypsum) and 2 Campden tablets
- OG = 1.064
- IBU = 54
- ABV 6.11%
- SRM 4.3
Brew Day- April 30, 2021
Charles came over to help. We had a great day weather wise, and the brew went well. The only number we didn’t hit was the gravity. Came in way low at 1.050. We questioned the crush of the grain; was in not ground enough? Or was the Maris Otter old and weak? Did we do something wrong while brewing? Regardless the sample was good with the hops shining through. Disappointed with gravity, but otherwise all signs point to a good beer.
- Strike 15g @ 160F
- Mash in @ 148F for 50′
- Bump w/ 5g to raise mash temp to 154F for 15′
- Vorlauf 15′
- Runoff 45′, collected 25g
- Boil and add 6 oz Amarillo
- 6 more oz of Amarillo @ flameout
- Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado additions during whirlpool as noted above.
- Collected 21g in fermenter and pitched yeast.
Bubble in airlock started by next morning and added the first addition of hops in a nylon hop sack: 3 oz Citra, 2 oz Mosaic, 1 oz Amarillo. The Amarillo was supposed to be El Dorado at this point, but couldn’t source enough hops. I had the extra Amarillo, so I used it.