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Old 03-25-2008, 01:58 AM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1056 American Ale
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.75
Original Gravity: 1.077
Final Gravity: 1.018 (est)
IBU: 50.2
Boiling Time (Minutes): 85
Color: 8.5
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14

I planned on 75% efficiency (I got 77 last brew) but got 85%

Grain Bill:
6lbs 2-row (Cargill Canada) 2L
6lbs Maris Otter (Crisp) 4L
1.5lbs Biscuit (Dingemans) 22.5L

Hops:
1oz Chinook 12% pellet First Wort - 85min
.5oz Chinook 12% pellet 20 min
.25oz Chinook 12% pellet 5 min
1oz Cascade 7.2% plug Aroma 10 min steep

Misc:
.5tsp Irish Moss - boiled 60min

This isn't my first try at a recipe, but it will be my first IPA, and my first time making an IPA. IBUs are expected to be right about 50. Efficiency on this batch was much higher than I expected - 85%! This should turn out nice and tasty, we shall see anyways. I had planned on a ~6.8% ABV and looks like it will be more like 7.5-7.8%

Did I mention my mash tun is a 5 gallon round cooler?

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Old 04-17-2008, 03:44 AM   #2
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So, an update - the beer's FG was 1.017 after 3 weeks in primary.. putting this at a "healthy" 7.9% ABV. Surprisingly, the alcohol flavor isn't too pronounced, and the bitterness is just at the right level, but a bit harsh still (it's only been carbing 3 days). I blend it with my Dunkelweizen about 75/25 to 90/10 and it tastes wonderful. I think mostly it's the extra carbonation from the older beer.

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