My buddy had his third daughter born today and I'd like to brew up a semi-commemorative beer for him. She was born at 12:34pm, 21.5" long, and 10 pounds 3oz.
Based in those numbers I decided to write up a recipe. From the pictures I saw (I haven't met her yet...) she seems to have a little bit of red hair, so I decide to go for a Red IPA. Here's the recipe I quickly scribbled down, what do you think?
FG: 1.015 (expecting 1.011 based on experience)
IBU: 89 (perhaps way high, Tinseth calc)
3# Maris Otter
(for the ten pound three ounce birth weight)
3.5oz Black Malt
(21.5oz total, for the length)
10.3oz Dextrose to bump up OG.
1oz Warrior (continual addition from 45-30)
1oz Citra 15min
1oz Citra 10 min
1oz Galaxy 10min
1oz Galaxy 5min
1oz Galaxy 0min
2oz Cascade dry hop 1
2oz Cascade dry hop 2
(For the 12:34 birth time, 1oz bittering, 2oz flavor, 3oz flavor/aroma, 4oz dryhop)
Yeast: Nottingham w/starter
Primary: 7 days
Secondary: rack, dryhop, 7 days
Secondary 2: replace dryhops, 7 more days
Bottle: 14ish days
I'm thinking I might just mix the Citra and Galaxy together and just continually hop that portion.