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Old 10-12-2009, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default First bottle of my Black IIPA...

OMG this is heaven... and aptly named Heavenly Scourge Black IIPA...
The head is like playdoh and sticks around for 10 minutes or more... amazing.
This really is a style that has surprised me...

Excuse the crappy iphone photo...

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Old 10-12-2009, 11:34 PM   #2
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Got a recipe?

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Very nice looking. What's your recipe?

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I will post it up here in a sec

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Here we go - now also in My Recipes section...


Heavenly Scourge Black IPA
Imperial Black IPA




Beersmith File HERE

Taste Notes:
A very creamy IPA with trace notes of roast, but checked with a very forward Amarillo and Centennial hops presence. Balanced bitterness and smooth to drink. My most favorite beer I have ever created.

Brewer: Brrman
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.92 gal
Boil Time: 60 min

Ingredients
Grains
15.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 88.57 %
1.00 lb Carafa III (525.0 SRM) Grain 5.71 % (last 10 mins of mash)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 5.71 %
Hops
3.00 oz Magnum [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 110.4 IBU
2.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (1 min) Hops 1.9 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial (ReadHouse) [8.80 %] (0 min) Hops -
2.00 oz Centennial (ReadHouse) [8.80 %] (Dry Hop 5 days) Hops
2.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (Dry Hop 5 days) Hops -
Other
1 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [Starter 1500 ml]


Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.080 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.019 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.01 %
Bitterness: 112.3 IBU
Calories: 369 cal/pint

Mash Profile
Total Grain Weight: 17.50 lb
Mash at 154.0 F for 60 min

Notes
Indianapolis Water Additions:
Cut mash with 50% Distilled water...
CaCL2: 4/5 tspn (3 grams)
CaSO4: 3/4 tspn (3 grams)

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Why only last 10 mins of the mash on the Carafa?

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I did not want too much of the roast character of the carafa... No idea if it worked or not since I have never brewed it with the carafa for the full 60 mins... I use a HERMS system so it did not take long for the recirculated wort to become black after adding the carafa. You would need to sir it a lot if you batch sparge i would think - or just add it for the full mash time.

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Very cool, if you had some simcoe in there, you would have the Stone 11th anniversary beer.

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I've heard that to avoid the roast character you use Carafa Special. Carafa special has been de-husked so that's why you don't get the roast character. Your recipe uses Carafa III. Do you know if that is the de-husked one?

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That looks phenomenal. This recipe is definitely going on my short list of upcoming brews...

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