Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > India Pale Ale > Extract - Green Flash IPA clone

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-04-2009, 02:05 PM   #1
bhughes
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fayetteville
Posts: 92
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default Extract - Green Flash IPA clone

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: White Labs WLP001 California Ale
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.073
Final Gravity: 1.018
IBU: 90 ish
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: Medium Gold
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 4 weeks
Tasting Notes: Great Floural Aroma, hop bitterness that smacks your lips upon contact.

I used a recipe off northern brewer as the base of this recipe. This was only my 4th batch, all of which have been IPA's, and this was by far my best. Even with all the hops used in this recipe, I still don't think it quite matched the bitterness and hop aroma from the actual Green Flash IPA from the tap, but I feel my beer actually turned out to be more drinkable (I would say the hoppiness is toned down just enough to where it isn't like a double IPA which I believe the Green Flash IPA to be very close to).

Here is the basic recipe I used:

Grain:
9.9 lbs of Light LME in a full boil starting with about 6.5 gallons of water. (This is the amount I always use for my IPA's since they come in 3.3lb bags)

Specialty Grains: Steeped at 160 degrees for about 30 minutes.
1 lb - 40L Crystal Malt
.5 lb - 120L Crystal Malt
.5 lb - Vienna Malt
(This is just a combination I had left over, you could take out the 120L for a lighter colored beer).

Hops:
0.50 oz. Simcoe Pellet 11.90 24.5 90 min.
0.25 oz. Columbus Pellet 14.00 13.1 60 min.
0.25 oz. Simcoe Pellet 11.90 11.1 60 min.
0.25 oz. Columbus Pellet 14.00 6.7 30 min.
0.25 oz. Simcoe Pellet 11.90 5.7 30 min.
0.75 oz. Columbus Pellet 14.00 10.5 15 min.
0.75 oz. Simcoe Pellet 11.90 8.9 15 min.
1.00 oz. Cascade Pellet 5.75 4.3 10 min.
0.50 oz. Columbus Pellet 14.00 4.4 1 min.
0.50 oz. Simcoe Pellet 11.90 3.7 1 min.
0.50 oz. Amarillo Pellet 7.50 0.0 Dry Hop
0.50 oz. Centennial Pellet 10.50 0.0 Dry Hop
0.50 oz. Columbus Pellet 14.00 0.0 Dry Hop
0.50 oz. Simcoe Pellet 11.90 0.0 Dry Hop

Note: I tweaked this a bit for the actual brew as I did not use the Amarillo in the dry hop addition, but substitued it with some left over simcoe.

I let this ferment for about 3 weeks, then added dry hops for another week (did not use a secondary).

Would love to see anyone else's variations or recommendations for this clone. I will definitely be brewing this again soon.

__________________
bhughes is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 02:33 PM   #2
PseudoChef
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
PseudoChef's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: West Chicago 'Burbs
Posts: 3,423
Liked 102 Times on 75 Posts
Likes Given: 39

Default


Yours looks right on target. Here is the clone recipe straight from Chuck Silva and discussed on Can You Brew It?:

Green Flash Co.: West Coast IPA

6 Gal. batch
OG: 1.069
FG: 1.013-1.014
SRM: 8.8
IBU: ~93

14# American Two Row
1.31# British Carastan 30-37
1.31# CaraPils

0.5oz Simcoe @ 90min
0.5oz Columbus @ 90 min (optional)
0.25oz Simcoe @ 60min
0.25oz Columbus @ 60min
0.25oz Simcoe @ 30min
0.25oz Columbus @ 30min
0.75oz Simcoe @ 15min
0.75oz Columbus @ 15min
1oz Cascade @ 10min
0.5oz Simcoe @ Flameout
0.5oz Columbus @ Flameout

0.5oz of each: Amarillo, Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial, Cascade for Dry Hop

Mash Temp: 152F, Boil Time 90min

Yeast : WY1056 or WLP001
Ferment Temp: 68F -> 72F

__________________
PseudoChef is offline  
LateraLex Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 02:41 PM   #3
rsmith179
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 973
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default


Funny this recipe should show up on HBT. Just transferred my batch from primary to secondary after 5 days of dry hopping. Total of 2 weeks in primary. Tasted great from the gravity sample. Haven't been able to find the commercial version of this, but I was going for a very hoppy beer along the lines of "Hop Slam" made by Bell's Brewing.

It will be in the secondary for one more week before transferring to the keg. Hopefully I'll have this on tap and ready to go by our 4th of July party this year. If the sample from the hydro test is any indication of the finished product, I will be one happy camper.

To all of you reading this recipe, you may be thinking this is an insane amount of hops. In total, I believe this batch costed right around $60.00 with all of the grains and hops (excluding yeast, used washed WLP001). Well worth the time, money, and effort to make this batch. Hats off to the guys over at the BN!

__________________

"Brewers enjoy working to make beer as much as drinking beer instead of working."
-Harold Rudolph

rsmith179 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 02:54 PM   #4
spitfire
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bloomsburg, PA
Posts: 232
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default


This sounds awesome, would anybody have a PM recipe for this?

__________________
spitfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2009, 02:47 PM   #5
dstar26t
If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ridley Park, PA
Posts: 1,155
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts

Default


"Would love to see anyone else's variations or recommendations for this clone."

For your extract recipe, I would replace some of the LME with corn sugar to get it to finish closer to 1.014. Maybe try a half pound next time either added at flameout or at the end of fermentation. If you add it at the end of fermentation, add it to boiling water first at a 3/4 cup per pound of corn sugar ratio. It will make it slightly hoppier without using more hops.

__________________

Next: ?
Fermenting: Munich Helles v4, Dusseldorf Altbier v5, Oktoberfest v5, Dopplebock v2, Cider, Barrel Fermented Dreg Lambic, Brett Trois Helles, Carrot Blossom Cedar Mead
Drinking: Rye Berliner Weisse, Sauerkraut Fermented Gose, Lambic, Brett Trois IPA, Brett Blonde, Kriek, Saison, Sour Blonde, RIS
Barrel aged: RIS, Rye Barleywine, Tripel

dstar26t is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2009, 04:19 PM   #6
bhughes
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fayetteville
Posts: 92
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by dstar26t View Post
"Would love to see anyone else's variations or recommendations for this clone."

For your extract recipe, I would replace some of the LME with corn sugar to get it to finish closer to 1.014. Maybe try a half pound next time either added at flameout or at the end of fermentation. If you add it at the end of fermentation, add it to boiling water first at a 3/4 cup per pound of corn sugar ratio. It will make it slightly hoppier without using more hops.
That sounds interesting. If I added the corn sugar at flameout, should I reduce the LME by the same amount of corn sugar I am adding?

Also, I've tried dry hopping maybe 3 times so far, and for this batch I used 2 ounces of hops, letting them sit for about 7 days after the batch had fermented for 3 weeks. However, it still didn't seem to have that same powerful aroma as the real Greenflash IPA from the tap. Should I use more hops next time dry hopping, or try using something other then hop pellets (plugs), or let them sit in the batch longer?
__________________
bhughes is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2010, 04:34 AM   #7
mikeho
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston
Posts: 135
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts

Default


I just did a 5 gal partial mash version as follows:

7 lbs LME
1.5 lb Crystal 40L
1.5 lb Pale Malt(2-row)
0.5 lb corn sugar
Safale US-05
1 oz. Columbus Pellet 60 min.
1 oz. Simcoe Pellet 60 min.
0.25 oz. Columbus Pellet 30 min.
0.25 oz. Simcoe Pellet 30 min.
0.75 oz. Columbus Pellet 15 min.
0.75 oz. Simcoe Pellet 15 min.
1.00 oz. Cascade Pellet 10 min.
0.50 oz. Columbus Pellet 1 min.
0.50 oz. Simcoe Pellet 1 min.

0.50 oz. Amarillo Pellet Dry Hop
0.50 oz. Centennial Pellet Dry Hop (sub Cascade)
0.50 oz. Columbus Pellet Dry Hop
0.50 oz. Simcoe Pellet Dry Hop

I mashed at 155 for 45 min, sparged at 170 for 10 min, did a 60 instead of 90 min boil, increased the 60 min addition to compensate (also the podcast said to increase early additions to increase bitterness, so added Columbus), added the corn sugar at flameout. My brew kettle is only 4 gal, so had to top off to reach 5 gal, O.G. 1.072. Total cost for ingredients: $37 (morebeer and hopsdirect). I'll let you know how it turns out.

__________________

Primary: Simcoe APA, Smoked Porter
Bottled: Brown Ale, Imperial Red, Simcoe/Columbus APA, Breakfast Stout, Barleywine


Last edited by mikeho; 07-31-2010 at 04:37 AM.
mikeho is offline  
stdywell Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2010, 04:10 AM   #8
mikeho
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston
Posts: 135
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts

Default


Tastes pretty close to the real thing.

__________________

Primary: Simcoe APA, Smoked Porter
Bottled: Brown Ale, Imperial Red, Simcoe/Columbus APA, Breakfast Stout, Barleywine

mikeho is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2010, 07:06 AM   #9
CaliBrewin
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 185
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default


Niiiice!!!

__________________

Cheers,

-Zach

CaliBrewin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2010, 05:56 PM   #10
eddyfice
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Posts: 21
Default


Hi;

Can I ask what ambient temperature this was at in primary, and whether you saw much CO2/bubbler activity after the 7th day?

Also, did you check the gravity after a week, and what was it?

I'm trying to "debug" my brewing processes.

Thanks!

__________________
eddyfice is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Green Flash Imperial IPA Clone? bergman1118 Recipes/Ingredients 30 09-20-2013 09:55 PM
Anyone made Jamil Show's Green Flash IPA Clone? mkade Recipes/Ingredients 8 05-20-2009 04:47 AM
Green Flash Brewery... Duckfoot Commercial Brew Discussion 12 03-15-2009 01:42 AM
Green Flash Snow Day! brewt00l Commercial Brew Discussion 2 03-20-2007 02:05 PM
Green Flash Brewing? Gabe Recipes/Ingredients 3 11-27-2006 03:30 AM