Amarillo's on my mind
This is a simple IPA that is pleasing for hop heads while still being approachable to new craft brew and homebrew drinkers. Named Amarillo by Morning IPA because of the use of Amarillo hops for flavor/aroma and was brewed under influence of George Strait's Greatest Hits.
All my recipes use Maris Otter for the base grain as I believe it allows me to use fewer bready/biscuit malts to make up for what would otherwise be lacking with US 2-row. A little more going on with the crystals in this than most IPA recipes I've brewed but I like more in an IPA than just an IBU delivery vehicle. I look for a little more interest in the malt background than just hiding behind the hops. The difference is slight but it is noticeable if you look for it. Next batch may get Special B instead of 120L just to get a touch more fig. I always add a few handfuls of rice hulls to aid in lautering.
Brewing Water is fairly hard well water straight from the tap with no additions.
My MLT is an Igloo 10 gallon cooler with a SS false bottom. I currently use single infusions and sparge using Bobby_M's "No Mash Out Double Batch Sparge
Single infusion at 152°F for 60 minutes.
Recipe uses Rager formula for bitterness and a Brewhouse Efficiency of 75%.
Batch Size: 5.75 gal
Boil Size: 7.68 gal
Measured OG: 1.067 SG
Measured FG: 1.013 SG
Actual ABV: 7.05%
Estimated Color: 9.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 64.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
13 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter 95.41 %
4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L 1.83 %
4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 90L 1.83 %
2.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L 0.92 %
1.30 oz Galena [10.10 %] (60 min Hops 48.9 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [7.00 %] (20 min Hops 8.8 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [7.00 %] (10 min Hops 6.3 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [7.00 %] (0 min Hops -
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [7.00 %] (Dry Hops -
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs SafAle American Ale (DCL Yeast #US-05) Yeast-Ale
Mash Schedule: 152* Single Infusion, Double Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 13.63 lb
Ferment in primary at 65° for 23 days
Rack into secondary on 1 oz Amarillo for 7 days and then bottle/keg.