Huma Me - Short's Huma Lupa Licious inspired IPA.
I emailed Joe from Short's, asking him to help me with this recipe. Of course, Huma Lupa Licious is his baby, and I was sure he wasn't going to give me any specifics. But, this is what he did share in his reply:
11Lbs American 2 row Pale Ale 78.6%
1.5Lbs Crystal 60L 10.7%
1Lb Munich (Light) 7.1%
.5Lb CaraVienne 3.6%
1.75oz Columbus (60 min.)
2oz Amarillo (30 min).
2oz Centennial (10 min).
1oz Cascade (0 min).
2oz Columbus (Dry hop)
2oz Cascade (Dry hop)
Water adjustments to match as close as possible Mosher's Ideal IPA.
Mash@152, 60 minutes.
If you try it, I hope you like it. It's worth it, IMO.
Thanks for posting, I love Huma Lupa. Joe was much more forthcoming with you. I emailed him last summer and he gave me no details whatsoever. I'll have to brew up a test batch of this soon.
Left: Shorts Huma Lupa Licious from the bottle.
Right: The Huma inspired 'clone' from this thread.
Somethings not quite right. Here's a picture of me drinking a Huma from my Keg....
That's a lot closer to what I remember the color being. And I have this photo as a memory aid.
Not sure what's going on with the bottles I bought, but they are way lighter in color.
Taste wise, I didn't get the bittering I was after and due to that, It's a bit too malty. Rather than cut back on the malt, I'll up the bittering addition.
Adjustments for next batch: Kick the bittering addition up to 2oz., and maybe the flavoring addition up to 3.
All in all, this is a really nice drinking IPA. With a little more balance, it's going to be a winner.
I'm not surprised that Joe gave you that info. My brother in law lived up in Bellaire for a few years and Shorts was his stomping ground. Joe would often be sitting at the bar having a beer. I had a few conversations with him before I realized that he was the owner. Super nice guy. You also have to love that the name of everything on their menu is inspired by a Ween song.
My brother in law helped him brew for awhile. He told me that the biggest thing he taught him was to use twice as many hops as you think you need to.
Just brewed my third batch of this today. Cut the bittering hop down by .25 oz. This is a great beer if you like the bitter ones... Great malt bill to back it up, too.....
Did you cut it down from the original recipe or from your second batch after you upped it?
Now someone needs to find out the recipe for the bellaire brown. That is my favorite.
I also learned that this should really be 'fresh' off the dry hop.
I let the first batch sit in the fermenter for twelve days before dry hopping for four days, followed by four more days of cold crashing (8 days total on the dry hop).
The second batch I dry hopped at about day four (tail end of fermentation), and then let it sit on the dry hop for fifteen days with the final four days being cold crashed.
The aroma for batch two was really lacking compared to the first batch.
Hey, saw this thread AWHILE ago, and wrote Short's asking for a homebrew sized recipe. Literally took 8 months to get a response (assumed they didn't want to give any info out and forgot about it)
This is what Tony Hansen from Shorts wrote
I heard you would like to take a stab at brewing some Huma, so here you go, this should get you pretty close.
Mash at 152 with hard water
7.5# 2 row
.5# ash mild
.25# carmel 40
60 min 1.25 oz of Colombus or Warrior or Zeus at 14%aa
30 min 1 oz of Fuggle or Chinook at 11% aa
10 min .75 oz of Cascade or Centennial
flameout .75 oz of Cascade or Glacier
Dryhop 1.75 oz blend of Cascade, Centennial, Palisade, Glacier
American Ale yeast
Can't wait to brew this! But it will be a while. Too damn cold for me here in Michigan to brew outside. If anybody tries this, post your thoughts!
Great info, thanks for posting. Interesting, but 9.5# will not get you anywhere close on gravity. You will need to bump up the malt bill to around 15#s. the hop schedule is nice to see, pretty close to the original post. I just made the original and kegged it last night waiting for it to carb up. It was a very tasty sample. Nice to see recipes without use of the hops that will be in short supply this year.
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