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Old 05-06-2010, 04:29 PM   #1
Feb 2010
lakewood, Co
Posts: 123

Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: US-05/Nottingham   
Yeast Starter: None   
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: None   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.0   
Original Gravity: 1.045   
Final Gravity: 1.12   
IBU: 75 (tinseth)   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90   
Color: 3 SRM   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 6 Days @ 72*   
Additional Fermentation: None   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 Days @ 68*   
Tasting Notes: Amazing grapefruit flavor, just a little bitter, nice subdued maltiness.   

9.00 lb CMC Pilsner Malt (1-2 SRM)
0.50 lb Carapils/Dextrine malt (10.0 SRM)

1.00 oz Amarillo [8.60%] (90 min)
1.00 oz Amarillo [8.60%] (30 min)
1.00 oz Amarillo [8.60%] (18 min)
1.00 oz Amarillo [8.60%] (3 min)

0.75 oz Nugget [12.2%] (Dry Hop 7 days)

Mash at 154 for 60min.

Prime with 3.6 Oz light DME.

I know this isnt truly a IPA by the BJCP guidelines, but this is where it best fit!

I did a single sparge on this batch since I didnt want a high og beer. I wanted something that would be ready quick with low ABW for those hot summer days.

A few notes:
I left no hop trub in the BK, I use a immersion chiller and had great cold break, but it still all went into the fermenter.
I originially added the Nugget dry hop because I had a little more headspace than I planned, however it seemed to really amplify the fruitiness of the Amarillo.
I fermented a little warm intentionally to get some of the fruity esthers to come foreword from the yeast blend.
I used a pack of us-05 and a pack of nottingham, even though this was excessive I wanted a rapid fermentation and couldnt pick, so I just used both!

I couldnt be happier with the way it turned out, easy recipe without a complicated ingredients list. The only thing I would change is to prime with corn sugar, I expected this to be carbed up in 2 weeks, it took 3 and a half to carb up, but its awesome fresh!

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Old 05-06-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
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Yeah, too bitter to call it an APA. I've found that pushing the IBUs a little in lower gravity beers can be nice in hot weather.
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