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Old 01-11-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Four Horsemen IIPA

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: California Ale Yeast WLP001
Yeast Starter: 2L
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.084
Final Gravity: 1.011
IBU: 93
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 9
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14
Tasting Notes: Huge nose of grapefruit, passionfruit and citrus. Mellow hop bite and good backbone

10 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 63.5 %
5 lbs Caramel Malt - 10L (Briess) (10.0 SRM) Grain 2 31.7 %
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 3 16.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 4 14.6 IBUs
12.0 oz Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 5 4.8 %
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 14.6 IBUs
1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 7 37.1 IBUs
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 8 10.2 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 9 -
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 10 7.2 IBUs
0.75 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Aroma Steep 5.0 min Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35.49 ml] Yeast 12 -
4.00 oz Oak Chips (Secondary 14.0 days) Flavor 13 -
1.00 oz Ahtanum [6.00 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days Hop 14 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days Hop 15 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days Hop 16 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days Hop 17 0.0 IBUs
0.50 tsp Gelatin (Secondary 5.0 hours)


Mash for 60 minutes at 148. I racked to secondary after 2 weeks and then added the 'four horsemen' and oak chips. The use of first wort hopping is really important here. It seems to truly mellow out the big bite a high IBU IPA tends to hit you with. The bittering is there, but it comes at the finish to scrub the palate for the next sip.

Also, 5lbs of caramel 10 may seem like a lot, but it is a low crystal malt and it serves to pump the malt up enough to put it in balance. I was planning on experimenting with this component, but I love this brew the way it is, and as they say -if it ain't broke...

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