Ok, so here I am talking with some people and after brewing my Pliny the Middle Child
, I want to make Pliny the Younger. It is one of those things that I really liked and figure that I might as well get the consensus here from other people.
First thing that I really want to get out there is that if you have tried it then you know what it tastes like and realize that it isn't bitter really. I am thinking that it will be and Imperial Imperial IPA (as I stated in another post for Pliny the Bastid
). However, I am not aiming for 300 IBU like many others are aiming for. I guess, that I am really going for an IPA hop style, but then Dry Hop the SH*T out of it to try and acheive the aromatic quality that is found in the Younger.
Lastly before the recipe is that it is so light in color (between 5-7 SRM I think) I almost can't figure out how to get there and that is part of the assistance I am looking for.
Pliny the Younger Clone
OG 1.115 / FG 1.030 / IBU 61 / SRM 7 / ALCOHOL 12%
11 gallon batch
13 gallon boil
40 lbs American Two Row
5 lbs Rye
3 lbs Victory
2 lbs Corn Sugar
2oz Chinook @ 60 min
2oz Centennial @ 60 min
2oz Cascade @ 10 min *Edit - Deleting this addition*
2oz Cascade @ 5 min
1oz Simcoe @ 0 min *Edit - add this addition*
4oz Centennial @ DH for 9 days
4oz Cascade @ DH for 9 days
2oz Columbus @ DH for 9 days
1oz Simcoe @ DH for 9 days *Edit - add this addition*
US-05 Yeast or some 002 that I have
Mash around 148* for 90 minutes, boil 60 minutes and ferment at 65* for a week and then at 75* for three more weeks prior to starting the dry hopping.
This should then be able to be racked, chilled and then aged for a month prior to tapping.
I am not sure if the Columbus belongs there or not. I could back off of the base malt and up the sugar, or just back off of the base malt.
Because I like thinking about this stuff I figure it is going to cost about $50 for the hops, and another $75 for the grain, making this about $1.60 a pint. Not too shabby when you think that the Younger is running around $5 at the pub in Feb. and $36 for a half gallon. So I am sitting around 20% retail price.
Get my fix in the summer months.
Now what are the thoughts of those out there? Especially those who have had it?