Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast Starter: 4 liter
Batch Size (Gallons): 6
Original Gravity: 1.075
Final Gravity: 1.012
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 28 days at 65
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): none
Tasting Notes: Dry, floral, citrus IIPA with a unique honey and floral hop aroma.
The dextrose and honey were added to primary after the initial fermentation started to wind down. I dry hopped directly in primary. I used an artisanal honey from western minnesota that I get from a local specialty store.
Aroma - spice, flowers, faint citrus
color - crystal clear light copper
head - the pound of wheat gives it a fantastic head
taste - initial flavor that hits the pallete is an herbal/botanistic type of flavor that is indicitive of hops and raw honey. As the beer goes down you get hit with a sharp/dry bitterness....very inditicive of a dry german ale, like a strong kolsh or something like that. As you finish the sip, the alcohol becomes apparent and you are primed for the next gulp!
notes - this beer is easily a rebrew, the only change I would make....would be that I would probably remove the willamete as I think it is just getting drowned out.....I would sub centtenial ounce for ounce and up the IBU's and get this beer happy and hoppy. Still a great beer.....24 bottles are gone after the first week I put it in my beer fridge.......everybody loves it.
13.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 79.03 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 6.08 %
1.00 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 6.08 %
1.00 oz Chinook [11.50 %] (60 min) Hops 29.3 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook [11.50 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 16.1 IBU
0.50 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 6.7 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 6.7 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (10 min) Hops 4.4 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (5 min) Hops 2.4 IBU
0.50 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (1 min) Hops 0.3 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook [11.50 %] (1 min) Hops 0.6 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (1 min) Hops 0.3 IBU
1.00 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Cascade [4.80 %] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -
0.50 oz Chinook [11.50 %] (Dry Hop 10 days) Hops -
0.75 lb Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 4.56 %
0.70 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 4.26 %
Mash for 60 minutes at 154