Originally Posted by eager_brewer
I pinky promise! and I will give you the cred on my labels.
No need to give me credit, it is based on a Widmer Bros. Pitch Black (W-10) recipe! Just rock the CDA moniker and its all good
I used the Nelson Sauvin b/c I read somewhere that it is part of Widmer's proprietary hop blend...not sure about that (does get away from the CDA but even Widmer calls it a BIPA) but it tastes great!
11 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 82.21 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 7.47 %
12.0 oz Carafa II (412.0 SRM) Grain 5.61 %
10.1 oz Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain 4.71 %
Batch Sparge, Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out 154.0 F
60 min 1.00 oz Warrior [17.20 %] (60 min) Hops
30 min 1.50 oz Cascade [5.90 %] (30 min) Hops
15 min 0.50 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
15 min 0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
5 min 0.50 oz Nelson Sauvin [12.40 %] (5 min) Hops
5 min 0.50 oz Summit [18.50 %] (5 min) Hops
2 min 0.75 oz Warrior [17.20 %] (2 min) Hops
final volume of 5.50 gal
American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [Starter 1000 ml] Yeast-Ale
0.25 oz Warrior [17.20 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
0.50 oz Cascade [5.90 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
OG Target: 1.057 SG
FG Estimate: 1.014 SG
Solid IPA with subtle roast character from the Special Roast. The hops yield a whole different flavor profile in this brew. I brewed a Drifter pale ale at the same time with the same hop blend and it is one of my best beers to date but the hops come across differently with the darker grains.