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Old 10-15-2012, 07:02 AM   #1
beerandloathinginaustin
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Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: WLP006 Bedford   
Yeast Starter: Yes-700ml   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5   
Original Gravity: 1.044   
Final Gravity: 1.017   
IBU: 47.1   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 7   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14   
Tasting Notes: Big grapefruity gorgeous nose, solid body, nice finish.   

Of my 3 Session IPA attempts this has been by far the best. How can you beat a nice hoppy 3.5% beer?

UPDATE: This scored a 42 and won its category (Specialty 23) at the 2012 Las Vegas SNAFU Memorial & it ended up getting 2nd place in Best Of Show out of roughly 160 entries.

10/1/13 UPDATE: Version 2 of this recipe is here on Page 5.

10/19/13 UPDATE: Version 2 took 2nd out of 36 entries in Category 14 at XBrew 2013 in Redmond, WA and scored 40.6.

10/27/13 UPDATE: Version 2 took 2nd of 26 entries in the 2013 SNAFU Memorial Sheldon Jackson Competition for Best Use of Hops in Las Vegas, NV.


Grain Bill:

5.5lb 2row
1.25lb Vienna
0.75lb White Wheat
7oz Crystal 40
5oz Crystal 60
4oz Aromatic

BIAB
Mash Schedule: 152 for 60min
Mash out at 170 for 10min

Hop Schedule:

First Wort Hop - 11g Columbus 15.2AA
15m - 20g Centennial 11.4AA + 20g Falconers Flight 11.4AA
5m - 20g Centennial 11.4AA
0m - 28g Falconers Flight, 29g Nelson Sauvin, 17g Columbus
Dry Hops - 30g Columbus, 37g Nelson Sauvin for 4 days

Water was all RO with the mineral values built to: 117ppm Calcium, 22ppm Magnesium, 48ppm Chloride, & 182ppm Sulfates.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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Nice. I have a couple of good simple recipes for a session IPA.

I do one that is very similar to this grain bill...2 row, vienna, biscuit

I also do one that is 2 row, wheat, munich, and crystal 15 or biscuit.

Any photos?
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:44 PM   #3
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I will post one the next time I crack one open good sir.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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As one of the judges at the SNAFU comp, I can assure you all: this beer is excellent!

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Old 10-24-2012, 03:08 PM   #5
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I think I'm gonna give this one a go...thanks for sharing! What was your fermentation temperature?

 
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:00 AM   #6
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I like that the hops are readily available. What yeast?
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:24 AM   #7
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Yeast was White Labs 006 British Bedford (a Platinum strain). Something British will prob be your best replacement. Look for similar attenuation. Ferm temp was 65-68 (swamp cooler with ice) for first week or so and then 68-71 (no ice/out of cooler) for the remainder.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:34 PM   #8
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I'm gonna brew this tonight. hoping it all goes well. i've been a little rusty on my first couple brews since the summer break.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:10 PM   #9
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i brewed a version of this a few weeks ago, and has been in the bottle for almost a week now. i'm dying to try it, so i'm cracking one this sunday. my version used nelson sauvin/centennial/cascade as dryhop, and used wlp001 instead of english ale yeast. pre-bottling samples smelled and tasted wonderful good luck!!!

 
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:10 PM   #10
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Can't wait to try that bad boy Tom!
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