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pkrath84 04-01-2013 12:18 AM

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To make things easier:

7 lb 4 oz English Maris Otter
7 lb 4 oz Briess 2 row malt
1 lb 4 oz Americal Crystal 10L
12 oz Acidulated Malt
8 oz Dextrose

Mash @ 152*F

60 min 1.25 oz Casdade Pellet
60 min 1.25 oz Citra Pellet
30 min 0.75 oz Cascade Pellet
30 min 1.0 oz Citra Pellet
05 min 1.0 oz Cascade Pellet
05 min 1.75 oz Citra Pellet
Dryhop 6 oz Citra Pellet

Yeast: Wyeast 1056
Ferment @ 66-68

Adjuncts: 3 oz cold brewed coffee @ bottling

Beer Calculus give this:
SG: 1.089
FG: 1.022
SRM: 11 (copper to Red/Lt Brown)
Mash Efficiency: 75%
IBU: 63.3
ABV: 8.9

I think I landed right about where I wanted to be in terms of malt/bitterness too


pkrath84 04-08-2013 06:53 AM

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I just picked up a few 3 gal carboys. I'll probably pickup the ingredients for this tomorrow and brew on Tuesday late afternoon.

Here's what I came up with on beersmith. I'll probably do the extract brew and steep the crystal malt


pkrath84 04-08-2013 06:53 AM

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I just picked up a few 3 gal carboys. I'll probably pickup the ingredients for this tomorrow and brew on Tuesday late afternoon.

Here's what I came up with on beersmith. I'll probably do the extract brew and steep the crystal malt


pkrath84 05-31-2013 07:32 PM

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So now that the wedding's come and gone I finally found a few hours to put this recipe in the pot. I made this as an extract recipe.

After a few boil overs and a bunch of fuss, I came up short on my gravity by .005 at 1.075. I also changed things up and decided to do a late malt addition with half of my extract and didn't care to adjust my hop additions to make up for the utilizaiton since I was using so much hop later on in the boil. Things taste fine so far. The wort's nice and sweet with a lot of citrus/grapefruit from all of the citra pellets I used.

This one's sitting in a swamp cooler in my downstairs tub as the garage is a little on the warm side these days. Ferm temperature is about 65 and I MAY put forth the effort to bring it down a few more degrees. A fan perhaps. She's chugging along with a blow off tube but the Wyeast 1056 I used isn't much of a violent fermentor that I can recall.


pkrath84 06-10-2013 04:12 AM

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I took my gravity reading today and ended up at 1.016 down from 1.075 with an estimated attenuation of 78% not bad!

My wife did me proud when she screamed after tasting it and said "It tastes like pliney!" bless her little heart

She's a tasty brew and since I already had the sample I messed around with some heavy instant coffee just to get an idea of where I want to end up in the next week or so. I must say, the Citra and Cascade combo is AMAZING for this. The coffee provides a nice full body and tones down the alcohol astringency immensely, but still gives that burnt coffee taste. I hope my cold brew does OK in this!

The last photo is a side by side of the original beer (left) and coffee IPA (right). Dont mind the haze, I went too far down with my thief!

Here's some photo's. I wish there was smell-o-vision!


pkrath84 06-10-2013 04:12 AM

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I took my gravity reading today and ended up at 1.016 down from 1.075 with an estimated attenuation of 78% not bad!

My wife did me proud when she screamed after tasting it and said "It tastes like pliney!" bless her little heart

She's a tasty brew and since I already had the sample I messed around with some heavy instant coffee just to get an idea of where I want to end up in the next week or so. I must say, the Citra and Cascade combo is AMAZING for this. The coffee provides a nice full body and tones down the alcohol astringency immensely, but still gives that burnt coffee taste. I hope my cold brew does OK in this!

The last photo is a side by side of the original beer (left) and coffee IPA (right). Dont mind the haze, I went too far down with my thief!

Here's some photo's. I wish there was smell-o-vision!


pkrath84 06-10-2013 04:12 AM

4 Attachment(s)

I took my gravity reading today and ended up at 1.016 down from 1.075 with an estimated attenuation of 78% not bad!

My wife did me proud when she screamed after tasting it and said "It tastes like pliney!" bless her little heart

She's a tasty brew and since I already had the sample I messed around with some heavy instant coffee just to get an idea of where I want to end up in the next week or so. I must say, the Citra and Cascade combo is AMAZING for this. The coffee provides a nice full body and tones down the alcohol astringency immensely, but still gives that burnt coffee taste. I hope my cold brew does OK in this!

The last photo is a side by side of the original beer (left) and coffee IPA (right). Dont mind the haze, I went too far down with my thief!

Here's some photo's. I wish there was smell-o-vision!


pkrath84 06-10-2013 04:12 AM

4 Attachment(s)

I took my gravity reading today and ended up at 1.016 down from 1.075 with an estimated attenuation of 78% not bad!

My wife did me proud when she screamed after tasting it and said "It tastes like pliney!" bless her little heart

She's a tasty brew and since I already had the sample I messed around with some heavy instant coffee just to get an idea of where I want to end up in the next week or so. I must say, the Citra and Cascade combo is AMAZING for this. The coffee provides a nice full body and tones down the alcohol astringency immensely, but still gives that burnt coffee taste. I hope my cold brew does OK in this!

The last photo is a side by side of the original beer (left) and coffee IPA (right). Dont mind the haze, I went too far down with my thief!

Here's some photo's. I wish there was smell-o-vision!


pkrath84 06-17-2013 10:20 AM

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This beer got bottled early this morning. The night before I cold steeped about 1.25lb of fresh coarse ground french roast from sprouts for 14 hours in 9 cups of water. At bottling, I ended up using about 4oz for a 4 gallon batch, starting with 2oz + 1 + 1. The flavor I ended with provided a bold enough coffee flavor but left enough for the hops to come through not only in flavor but in the nose as well.

This should taste interesting in 3-4 weeks once it's had time to carb up and the flavors have melded. Normally I'd give this beer 4 weeks, but with the weather lately, I think it'll be carb'd in 3.


pkrath84 06-28-2013 05:37 AM

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Well, its DONE!

It took a while but my Imperial Coffee IPA is finished and it tastes quite good.

Right now I feel I'm getting about 75% of the IPA flavor and about 25% coffee flavor with the 4oz of extract that I used. I think I'll step it up to 4.5-5oz next time around to hit about 30-35% coffee flavor but allowing the IPA to still come through firmly. Any more coffee and I'm sure I'd have to adjust the hop schedule a little bit (more flavoring hops).

Aroma gives off bright hoppy character of Citra, a little tropical fruit on the nose and the coffee comes through just enough to let you know its there and mellow/round things out. On the pour you get a nice dark amber color with a bit of that chocolate tint and a 2.5 finger head that floats up lusciously (more airy and foamy much like a cappuccino) that's got a mocha tint.

On the tongue, you get a nice hint of tropical IPA that melds well with the cold brewed coffee. Nice coffee, chocolate, caramel notes supported by the hop bitterness but not dragged down by any astringency that you typically see from hot steeped coffee. In fact, I believe that's why I need more cold brew than expected to let it shine through a bit more. This beer has a real decent malt backbone that is NOT cloyingly sweet. I think the 50/50 blend of light malt and maris otter really made it here.

If you're sick of drinking Coffee IPAs and are sick of tasting burnt coffee... I HIGHLY suggest you try this out and then post back here to let us know what you thought.

I'll be sending out a few bottles of this to some people on the board with trades for some feedback.

Anyone in Orange County that wants to try and give feedback? Hit me up and let me know.



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