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Old 08-19-2009, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default Anyone mash an IPA at 160?

I was thinking of brewing the Lagunitas IPA clone recipe from "Can You Brew It." The mash temp is supposed to be 160, but that temp scares me more than a carboy full of StarSan foam. Anyone ever mashed an IPA at this temp? Seems nuts to me, but they said (on the show) that it worked out fine and the beer was cloned.

Any experiences with high mash temps on a beer like this?

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I have gone as high as 158*F right off the bat.

If you are looking for lots of body and a chewy beer, I say go for it. It's how the scotts roll.

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Yeah, use a big grain bill and mash lower.

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I mashed a double IPA 3 weeks ago at 160, It took a long time to convert completely and I was about 5 points shy of my target when I got done. If I do this recipe again I will adjust my bill for 70% eff, down from 75.

My recommendation is to do your Iodine tests, and make sure your conversion is complete before starting your sparge.

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I mashed a double IPA 3 weeks ago at 160, It took a long time to convert completely and I was about 5 points shy of my target when I got done.


That’s odd. The opposite should be true. 160F is well in the optimum for the a-amylase and as a result the conversion should be much faster and possibly more complete than mashing at 150F.

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I mashed one at 155°F last month. IMO, that's getting right around the limit of where I'd want to be. It's very full bodied. Not overly sweet, but the malty/sweetness character is competing pretty well with the hops. I was at about 75IBU, so maybe if you're getting up near 100IBU, then 160 might be OK.

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I mashed one at 155°F last month. IMO, that's getting right around the limit of where I'd want to be. It's very full bodied. Not overly sweet, but the malty/sweetness character is competing pretty well with the hops. I was at about 75IBU, so maybe if you're getting up near 100IBU, then 158 might be OK.
The recipe in question is designed for about 46 IBU's with an OG of 1.060, and calls for WLP002. The mash temp seems crazy, but that's what the brewer from Lagunitas spec'd and that's what Jamil brewed it at as well, though on the show he speculated that it may have been a degree or two cooler. Still it was at least 158.

I'm tempted to try it. What's the worst that could happen, eh?
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I listened to that show as well. If they called it cloned at 158 or so, I'd try it. Lagunitas is tasty stuff.

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I've mashed stouts at 158, but never an IPA. I had Lagunitas imperial stout the other day. It was like a sherman tank in a bottle.

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