Magic Armadillo APA - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > Homebrew Ale Recipes > Magic Armadillo APA

Thread Tools
Old 04-10-2010, 03:41 AM   #1
HomerJR's Avatar
Oct 2009
Posts: 309
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: US-05   
Yeast Starter: None   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5   
Original Gravity: 1.052   
Final Gravity: 1.012   
IBU: 37.6   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 6.7   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 days @ 62F   
Additional Fermentation: None   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): None   
Tasting Notes: x   

Batch Size: 5.5 gallons
OG: 1.052
FG: 1.012
Color: 6.7 SRM
IBU: 37.6
Mash Temp: 153F (Single Infusion, Batch Sparge)

9 lb. 2-Row Malt
.75 lb. Melanoidin Malt
.50 lb. Crystal 40 Malt
.75 oz Amarillo Hops (7.50% AA) 60 minutes
1.00 oz Amarillo Hops (7.50% AA) 15 minutes
1.00 oz Amarillo Hops (7.50% AA) 5 minutes
1.00 oz Amarillo Hops (7.50% AA) 1 minute
1.00 Amarillo Hops (7.50% AA) Dry Hop
US-05 Yeast
Fermented 21 days at 62F.

My first thought on this is that I have brewed the PERFECT session beer. The Amarillo hops come through very nicely. On pouring, the citrus/floral aroma really shines, and it only gets better with tasting. About an inch of beautiful off-white head dissipates in a few minutes, and the lacing is to die for. This goes down so easily I wish I had brewed a 10 gallon batch.

I know this sounds over-the-top, but damn, this is one good beer. About the only thing I'm contemplating changing is perhaps upping the IBU's slightly to maybe 45 or so, probably making the change in the 60-minute hop addition.

I'll DEFINITELY be brewing this one again. I do believe I've found my house brew.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2010, 06:18 AM   #2
Schnitzengiggle's Avatar
Feb 2009
Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,560
Liked 32 Times on 24 Posts

Sounds delicious, I too have a APA that is all Amarillo and Cascade that is my house brew, I brewed a 10 gallon batch, and wish I had a couple bbls!
follow me @ Broken Glass Brewery

Okham's Razor - simplest explanation is usually the correct one.

My DIY Kegerator - My DIY Fermentation Chamber - My DIY Portable Pump Box

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Found the 'Magic' in 'Magic Chef' - keezer progress, questions MadDwarf Kegerators & Keezers 66 12-09-2010 05:41 PM
magic hat #9 JONNYROTTEN Recipes/Ingredients 2 12-07-2009 02:42 AM
Molson Export Logo : Ship or Armadillo ? smashed4 Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 2 10-24-2008 08:34 PM
Magic Hat IPA Home Brewski Recipes/Ingredients 3 02-20-2008 12:13 AM

Forum Jump