Originally Posted by Monty420th
adam, you da man hoss
now I guess my other question will be in the hops and the addition times...also is this an extract or AG?
sorry for the additional questions, I am not an expert on recipes, only on my own mistakes :-)
Saint Arnold's Website says the OG is 1.061.
It says the IBU is around 60. I know for a fact they use strictly Cascade hops in their IPA. Its all on the website: http://www.saintarnold.com/beers/elissa.html
I tossed this together, though I haven't personally tried it out... it would be my best bet at a Elissa IPA clone in extract form.
BeerSmith Recipe Printout - www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Elissa IPA clone
Brewer: Adam C.
Style: India Pale Ale
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 2.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.062 SG
Estimated Color: 6.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 60.4 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: - %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.00 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 87.5 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 6.3 %
0.50 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 6.3 %
4.00 oz Cascade [5.50%] (60 min) Hops 38.8 IBU
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50%] (30 min) Hops 14.9 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50%] (15 min) Hops 4.8 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50%] (5 min) Hops 1.9 IBU
1 Pkgs English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) Yeast-Ale
I drank an Elissa IPA at the new brewery and it tasted amazing. The cascade came through very nicely. Its definitely a beer you want to drink as fresh as possible. In fact, I liked the cascade hops so much that I used them for about half of my hop schedule in my IPA.
I have been racking my brain over what yeast they use. They have said in numerous articles that the yeast strain they use is from a major yeast bank, but they won't tell what strain. They filter all of their beers, so harvesting yeast from a bottle is near impossible, but I would love to get some...
If you want some more direction drop me a PM.