First attempt at a Belgian IPA - Critiques?
Not necessarily trying to clone anything with the below recipe, but I'd like to come up with a dry Belgian IPA/hoppy blond. My favorites are Taras Boulba, Urthel Hop-it, and De Ranke XX Bitter. I doubt those have rye, but I thought it might add a nice complement to citrus hops.
I'll be doing a partial mash with the fermentables listed below (except the DME). Was going to mash at 149 or so to keep things dry. The hop varieties will probably stay the same because that's what I got in bulk last week from hopsdirect.
As far as yeast goes, it seems like 3711 would work well and complement the spicy/citrusy theme. I've also heard of people using 1388 and 3522 successfully for Belgian IPA's.
I'm still pretty new to the homebrew game, so all criticism is welcome. Thanks, Paul
ABV 7.4 %
Boil Volume 3.5 gallons
Batch Size 5 gallons
Yeast 85% AA
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Gravity
15.0 % 1.50 Belgian Pils
20.0 % 2.00 Malted Rye
5.0 % 0.50 CaraPils
60.0 % 6.00 Extra Light DME
Weight (oz) Hop AA% Boil Time IBU
0.75 Magnum 13.0 60 44.4
1.00 Styrian Goldings 5.5 15 7.2
1.00 Styrian Goldings 5.5 5 4.5
2.00 Amarillo 9.0 DH 0.0