Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Dark/Black India Ale Help...summit hop recipe
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-23-2009, 05:01 AM   #1
permo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 2,711
Liked 23 Times on 21 Posts

Default Dark/Black India Ale Help...summit hop recipe

I am looking to make dark india style ale, a hoppy dark beer, that uses summit hops exclusively. I don't want to do anything to overpowering or crazy, but I want a nicely balanced brew here. Here is what I was thinking:

13.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 89.66 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 6.90 %
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 3.45 %
1.00 oz Summit [18.00 %] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -
0.50 oz Summit [18.00 %] (60 min) Hops 25.9 IBU
0.50 oz Summit [18.00 %] (30 min) Hops 19.9 IBU
0.50 oz Summit [18.00 %] (10 min) Hops 9.4 IBU
0.50 oz Summit [18.00 %] (5 min) Hops 5.2 IBU
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.070 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 FG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.81 %
Bitterness: 60.4 IBU Calories:
Est Color: 21.8 SRM


I usually first wort hop but I decided against it for this recipe. Sometimes I think for an IPA style recipe the sharper bitternest of a 60 minute addition is spot on for the style.

Any suggestions or improvement I can make. I am still a little green as this is only my 12th batch of beer....I tend to use specialty grains heavily, usually in 1 pound increments.

__________________
permo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-23-2009, 12:50 PM   #2
Poobah58
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Poobah58's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Milford, CT
Posts: 2,249
Liked 57 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default

I'd go with darker crystal and cut the chocolate to 2-4 oz. Maybe even drop it. Might be too much roastiness for an IPA. Dehusked Carafa would be a better choice if you want to use it. I've used Cararoma and Special B in an IPA with good results.

__________________
Mead Lane Brewing
The liver is evil and must be punished
Poobah58 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-23-2009, 02:27 PM   #3
permo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 2,711
Liked 23 Times on 21 Posts

Default

13.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain
0.25 lb Black Patent (350.0 SRM) Grain
1.00 oz Summit [18.00 %] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -
0.50 oz Summit [18.00 %] (60 min) Hops 25.9 IBU
0.50 oz Summit [18.00 %] (30 min) Hops 19.9 IBU
0.50 oz Summit [18.00 %] (10 min) Hops 9.4 IBU
0.50 oz Summit [18.00 %] (5 min) Hops 5.2 IBU
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale

I changed it to 4 oz black patent.....will that be subtle enough? I don't know if that will make it black enough though. I suppose dark copper would be fine too.

I am just looking to brew something different. I was also thinking about using the same hop schedule on a beer that is about 25% amber wheat malt.

__________________
permo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-24-2009, 01:56 AM   #4
Poobah58
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Poobah58's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Milford, CT
Posts: 2,249
Liked 57 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default

Add the BP or Chocolate just before sparge and it should give you plenty of color. I still say use some darker Crystal but YMMV. The 30 min hop addition doesn't do much. Might want to go with .75 oz at 60, 10 & 5 along with the DH. I think S-04 or S-05 would work with this!

__________________
Mead Lane Brewing
The liver is evil and must be punished
Poobah58 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-25-2009, 06:37 PM   #5
permo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 2,711
Liked 23 Times on 21 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poobah58 View Post
Add the BP or Chocolate just before sparge and it should give you plenty of color. I still say use some darker Crystal but YMMV. The 30 min hop addition doesn't do much. Might want to go with .75 oz at 60, 10 & 5 along with the DH. I think S-04 or S-05 would work with this!

Maybe go with all first wort and 15 minute or less hop additions?
__________________
permo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All-Grain - India Black Ale mrkeeg India Pale Ale 8 10-29-2012 03:25 PM
Cascadian Dark Ale/ Black IPA - No Carafa! alexdagrate All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 17 11-21-2011 02:56 PM
anybody ever make a dark/black ipa? chainsawbrewing Recipes/Ingredients 15 11-07-2009 03:14 AM
Suggestions to enhance Black Rock East India Pale Ale homebrewjapan Recipes/Ingredients 3 11-05-2009 02:02 AM
Perle hops and an India Dark Ale blue800 Recipes/Ingredients 0 03-14-2009 05:44 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS