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Evan! 10-03-2007 01:25 PM

Basil IPA 07'er
 
Basil IPA 07'er

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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14-B India Pale Ale, American IPA

Min OG: 1.056 Max OG: 1.075
Min IBU: 40 Max IBU: 72
Min Clr: 6 Max Clr: 15 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 13.00
Anticipated OG: 1.074 Plato: 17.98
Anticipated SRM: 11.8
Anticipated IBU: 66.0
Brewhouse Efficiency: 85 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 6.47 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.063 SG 15.43 Plato

Formulas Used
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Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Tinseth
Tinseth Concentration Factor: 1.30

Additional Utilization Used For First Wort Hops: -10 %


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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69.2 9.00 lbs. Gleneagle's Maris Otter Pale Great Britain 1.038 5
11.5 1.50 lbs. Honey Malt Canada 1.030 18
11.5 1.50 lbs. Victory Malt America 1.034 25
7.7 1.00 lbs. Generic LME - Extra Light Generic 1.035 7

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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2.25 oz. Northern Brewer Whole 6.50 38.8 First WH
1.00 oz. Cascade Whole 5.75 13.0 30 min.
1.00 oz. Cascade Whole 5.75 8.4 15 min.
0.50 oz. Amarillo Gold Whole 10.00 4.4 8 min.
0.50 oz. Amarillo Gold Whole 10.00 1.2 2 min.


Extras

Amount Name Type Time
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0.50 Cup(s) Cinnamon-Basil Spice 15 Min.(boil)
0.25 Cup(s) Cinnamon-Basil Spice 8 Min.(boil)
0.50 Cup(s) Cinnamon-Basil Spice 2 Min.(boil)



Yeast
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Danstar Nottingham


Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Multi Step

Grain Lbs: 12.00
Water Qts: 15.63 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 3.91 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.30 - Before Additional Infusions

Acid Rest Temp : 0 Time: 0
Protein Rest Temp : 0 Time: 0
Intermediate Rest Temp : 133 Time: 30
Saccharification Rest Temp : 151 Time: 45
Mash-out Rest Temp : 158 Time: 20
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 10


Total Mash Volume Gal: 4.87 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.






BrewWench 06-03-2008 10:24 PM

I love basil, but cinnamon-basil spice? Is that the same?

Can you just use fresh basil leaves instead? (I have the basic, basil-pesto basil). How did this turn out?

I'd love to implement more fresh herbs into beer (rosemary, sage). Just adding some at the end ought to do it?

Thanks for answering my questions! I've been too intimidated to experiment much yet, but I love cooking and I feel like it could be kind of intuitive once I get started, maybe.

Evan! 06-04-2008 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrewWench (Post 700624)
I love basil, but cinnamon-basil spice? Is that the same?

Can you just use fresh basil leaves instead? (I have the basic, basil-pesto basil). How did this turn out?

I'd love to implement more fresh herbs into beer (rosemary, sage). Just adding some at the end ought to do it?

Thanks for answering my questions! I've been too intimidated to experiment much yet, but I love cooking and I feel like it could be kind of intuitive once I get started, maybe.

Honestly, you probably won't notice much of a difference using cinnamon-basil. Speaking of which, "cinnamon basil" is a type of basil that has a subtle hint of cinnamon to it. There are tons of weird basil hybrids that you can find in springtime at smaller nurseries, etc., like chocolate-basil, lime-basil, lemon-basil, etc. You can absolutely just use sweet italian basil---in fact, I'd guess that half of the basil i used in the above recipe from from my sweet italian basil bushes. For a bit of spicy character, you can also use thai basil---I think I used some of that too, but you need to be careful because it's strong stuff!

The recipe, IMHO, turned out great, though if you want a lighter beer you can dial down the honey and victory amounts. I'm going to do another one this summer once my basil is in. Can't wait...basilbrau has become a seasonal stape round these parts. Also, you can amend this to be a pale ale, too, if you want. My first beer ever was a basil pale ale and it was awesome.

BrewWench 06-04-2008 01:07 PM

Thanks! For a pale ale, I should reduce the hops by, maybe about 2 ounces total? (I'm not worried about the varieties, really, because we have a pretty bad selection right now anyway!)

Sounds awesome! I think we'll do this one next.

Evan! 06-04-2008 01:26 PM

Yeah, you could knock those FW hops back to 1oz, and get rid of the 8 minute amarillo addition, and end up in the mid 40's for IBU's, perfect for an APA. I'd also, however, omit the LME, knock the honey malt and victory down to 1lb each, and go with about 7lb of pale malt. Bam, APA.

BrewWench 06-04-2008 01:29 PM

Sounds perfect! Thanks so much for your help! Looking forward to doing this next weekend (it's hubby's turn to pick a beer to brew this weekend! :p

Evan! 06-04-2008 01:34 PM

wait...you're in cincy, which is pretty similar to our climate I believe. My basil plants right now are no more than 6" tall with mayb 5 or 6 leaves on them. If you're brewing next weekend, where are you getting the basil? It can get expensive buying it from the store! Or maybe you just got your basil bushes started earlier than us...?

BrewWench 06-04-2008 01:48 PM

No, my basil looks terrible. But Meijer often carries big bunches of it for only a few bucks, I guess for pesto-making.

Evan! 06-04-2008 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrewWench (Post 701299)
No, my basil looks terrible. But Meijer often carries big bunches of it for only a few bucks, I guess for pesto-making.

gotcha...good on that, then!

shagington 08-29-2008 05:38 PM

How does the final product taste? Big Basil flavor, or is it subtle? What about the aroma?


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