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permo 06-30-2010 03:58 AM

Honey Bee Imperial India Pale Ale
The dextrose and honey were added to primary after the initial fermentation started to wind down. I dry hopped directly in primary. I used an artisanal honey from western minnesota that I get from a local specialty store.

Aroma - spice, flowers, faint citrus

color - crystal clear light copper

head - the pound of wheat gives it a fantastic head

taste - initial flavor that hits the pallete is an herbal/botanistic type of flavor that is indicitive of hops and raw honey. As the beer goes down you get hit with a sharp/dry bitterness....very inditicive of a dry german ale, like a strong kolsh or something like that. As you finish the sip, the alcohol becomes apparent and you are primed for the next gulp!

notes - this beer is easily a rebrew, the only change I would make....would be that I would probably remove the willamete as I think it is just getting drowned out.....I would sub centtenial ounce for ounce and up the IBU's and get this beer happy and hoppy. Still a great beer.....24 bottles are gone after the first week I put it in my beer fridge.......everybody loves it.

13.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 79.03 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 6.08 %
1.00 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 6.08 %
1.00 oz Chinook [11.50 %] (60 min) Hops 29.3 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook [11.50 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 16.1 IBU
0.50 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 6.7 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 6.7 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (10 min) Hops 4.4 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (5 min) Hops 2.4 IBU
0.50 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (1 min) Hops 0.3 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook [11.50 %] (1 min) Hops 0.6 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (1 min) Hops 0.3 IBU
1.00 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -
0.50 oz Chinook [11.50 %] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -
0.75 lb Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 4.56 %
0.70 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 4.26 %

Mash for 60 minutes at 154

Primo 12-29-2010 08:19 PM

I really like the sound of this one, by my quick calculations you got around 8.3 abv sound right? I think I might give it a try, hopefully I wont get in over my head!!!! I really want to do an imperial ipa but I just got started in brewing. How hard would you say this one was to complete?

permo 12-29-2010 08:26 PM

Yes, the Abv is about right, and this beer is not difficult to brew at all. Give it a shot!

Primo 12-30-2010 01:18 AM

I think I will. Do you remember what you spent on your ingredients? I might pick your brain on this one a bit, just let me know if I start bugging you. Also what are your thoughts on the whole change in recipe thing?

permo 12-30-2010 01:34 AM

I don't spend much on my ingrediants. I buy all my hops by the pound, and I wash yeast so that cost is minimal.

I the grain bill and adjuncts are what make this recipe so cool....let me know what hops you have to use and I can surely come up with a great recipe for ya.

Primo 12-31-2010 04:29 PM

Cool, I have no hops. I will be getting whatever I need fresh from the lhbs. I am only a week into this hobby.

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