FIrst recipe, good idea?
I wanted to start with reliable recipes but it is pretty difficult to get most ingredients in Ireland so I had to adapt some recipes I found here. Beersmith seems to be OK with that but I would like your opinion before ordering everything. I am aiming (loosely) for an acid IPA (Brewdog's Punk IPA style), not a bitter one.
Type: Extract Date: 11/11/2012
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal Brewer:
Boil Size: 3.67 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Pot ( 4 Gal/15.1 L) - Extract
End of Boil Volume 3.38 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 4.60 gal Est Mash Efficiency 0.0 %
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 30L (30.0 SRM) Grain 1 11.1 %
8 lbs Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 2 88.9 %
1.00 oz Summit [17.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 3 24.6 IBUs
1.00 oz Summit [17.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 4 15.9 IBUs
1.00 oz Summit [17.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 5 11.6 IBUs
1.00 oz Summit [17.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 6 6.4 IBUs
1.00 oz Summit [17.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 7 0.0 IBUs
2.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml] Yeast 8 -
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Summit [17.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
Est Original Gravity: 1.071 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.3 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %
Bitterness: 58.6 IBUs Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 7.1 SRM
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs
Sparge Water: 1.75 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.20
Sparge Step: Remove grains, and prepare to boil wort
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage
Carbonation Type: Bottle Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Pressure/Weight: 3.61 oz Carbonation Used: Bottle with 3.61 oz Corn Sugar
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 70.0 F Age for: 30.00 days
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage Storage Temperature: 65.0 F
Thanks for your input.
Looks like a tasty IPA, but it's not going to be that close to Punk IPA. They use Nelson Sauvin hops which has a fairly distinct flavor.
Looks good to me. I don't brew IPA's so one of those experts will have to comment on hops.
Thanks guys! I just ordered everything, I might brew this on Sunday (quite excited actually).
A4J, if I get a drinkable and not too bitter IPA, it will already be a huge success!! Then, I ll invest the money required to get something really close the the Punk IPA (I love that stuff)
Just to let you know, it is bubbling happily in the fermenter! ;)
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