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Old 12-22-2009, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default Mesquite Aged All Simcoe Imperial IPA

So here is one that I am sipping on that my "test market" and I all thought was pretty good! I am almost exclusively All-Grain, but I had some extract laying around and wanted to do something fun with it! I am going to try aging on some other types of wood as this turned out pretty successful. It added a flavor, but wasn't overpowering like I think sometimes Oak is. I got the mesquite from Lowe's!

Mesquite Aged All Simcoe Imperial IPA
Imperial IPA

Type: Extract
Date: 12/21/2009
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: Thomas Sanford
Boil Size: 5.72 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Blichmann Brew Pot
Taste Rating(out of 50): 38.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: -
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
3 lbs Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 33.33 %
6 lbs Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 66.67 %
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.00 %] (60 min) Hops 37.6 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.00 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.00 %] (Dry Hop 14 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.00 %] (20 min) Hops 22.8 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.00 %] (2 min) Hops 3.2 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
2.00 tbsp Vanilla Extract (Boil 0.0 min) Misc
10.00 tsp Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
5.00 gal Kansas City, KS Water
1 Pkgs Munton Fison Ale (Munton-Fison #-) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.069 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.068 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.90 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 8.23 %
Bitterness: 63.5 IBU Calories: 301 cal/pint
Est Color: 10.3 SRM Color: Color

Mash Profile

Mash Name: None Total Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
Sparge Water: - Grain Temperature: -
Sparge Temperature: - TunTemperature: -
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: -

Mash Notes: -
Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Corn Sugar Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 3.8 oz Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F


This was pretty good.

Boiled 4 Oz. of Mesquite Wood for 15 minutes. Added DURING fermentation. Removed when transferred to secondary after 14 days.

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Old 12-24-2009, 06:46 PM   #2
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looks fun and tasty although probably fits into the IPA instead of a IIPA.

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Old 12-24-2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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i brewed an all simcoe ipa and while it was certainly drinkable I didn't love the all simcoe hop profile. In a lot of recipes I see Simcoe as flavour hops added later and usually with other hops such as Amarillo, Columbus or Cascade.

Personally I think Simcoe work well in partnership with other hops for a great combined flavour but aren't great on their own.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:35 PM   #4
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I absolutely love simcoe by itself. I don't think there is any better hop.

1.068 is certainly not imperial. I am intrigued by the vanilla and mesquite. I would not have thought of doing this with an IPA, but I hope it works out.
SEMPER FIDELIS ET SEMPER PARATUS Bringin' the 'pane...the propane.Coming Up:..[Hefewiezen][BCS Robust Porter][EdWort's Haus Pale Ale][Peated Ale]
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On Tap.........[The Munchner][Spiced Cider][English Cider][Simcoe IPA][Triple Hops Grooved][Cider'n 'gnac]
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:21 PM   #5
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Add me to "love Simcoe only" group.

> Double Simcoe IPA

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