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Old 11-27-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Working on my next brew here and want to get some insight. If anyone out there has experience with this style, then I'd really appreciate your comments.

CDA/Black IPA - extract+steeping grains
5.5 gallons

OG 1.069
FG (est) 1.016
IBU 91 (rager)

4.5# Muntons light DME
3.3# Muntons LME (LATE)
12oz Dextrose (LATE)

1# Crystal 10L
12oz Carafa Special II
12oz Special Roast

60min - 0.5oz Columbus
30min - 1oz Chinook
15min - 1oz Centurion (centennial type)
8min - 1oz Cascade
hop steep 30min - 1oz Centurion
DH 7 days - 2oz Cascade, 0.5oz Columbus

WLP001/ Pitch at 66degF, ferment at 68degF for 21 days + 7 days DH


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Old 11-28-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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I make a similar BIPA with a Nugget/Centenntial/Citra hop sched. I use Carafa III instead of II and toss in a couple of ounces of roasted barley as well. Its one of my favorites.

Im wondering why you are doing late additions on a beer that is mean to be black? Looking for more hop utilization?


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Old 11-28-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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I make a similar BIPA with a Nugget/Centenntial/Citra hop sched. I use Carafa III instead of II and toss in a couple of ounces of roasted barley as well. Its one of my favorites.

Im wondering why you are doing late additions on a beer that is mean to be black? Looking for more hop utilization?
Thanks for your response, joyceman. Yes, I like doing late additions for the better hops utilization... I am looking at what hops are available to me at the moment, I think that I may change my original approach and use Nugget or Warrior with Cascade.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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Looking forward to brewing this next week! Here's my final recipe.

4# Muntons light DME
3.3# Muntons light LME (Late)
1# Dextrose (Late)

1# Carafa II De-husked 430L
1# Briess Caramel 10L
10oz Briess Special Roast 50L

60min - 0.75oz Warrior
15min - 1oz Willamette
10min - 1oz Cascade
5min - 1oz Cascade
Hop Steep 30min - 1oz Cascade
DH 7days - 1oz Cascade/1oz Willamette

Whirlfloc @ 15min
Wyeast nutrient @ 10min

WLP001
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:09 PM   #5
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Brew day! CDA


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Old 12-06-2012, 04:13 PM   #6
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Looks real good. Seems as if you picked up a few pointers from me in my past postings. The only thing glaring is the pitch temp. I recommend pitching this yeast around 60-62 F because active fermentation can increase the wort temp. to about 66-70 F. I assume this will ferment down slightly more, to about 1.014, which will be a good thing. Would recommend adding another oz. to the dryhop.
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Looks real good. Seems as if you picked up a few pointers from me in my past postings. The only thing glaring is the pitch temp. I recommend pitching this yeast around 60-62 F because active fermentation can increase the wort temp. to about 66-70 F. I assume this will ferment down slightly more, to about 1.014, which will be a good thing. Would recommend adding another oz. to the dryhop.
You bet BB! Thanks for all of your valuable insight.

Question: Are you saying if my fermometer reads 60F, then my wort is actually 66F? I thought that they are pretty accurate, provided the ambient temps are about the same (within 10deg). It reads 64F right now and is bubbling away.
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Are you saying if my fermometer reads 60F, then my wort is actually 66F? I thought that they are pretty accurate, provided the ambient temps are about the same (within 10deg). It reads 64F right now and is bubbling away.
No. I'm saying that if your actual wort temp. was 66 F when you pitched the yeast, then you cannot rely on ambient air temp. at 66 F or warmer to maintain that temperature during active fermentation. Your wort will most likely rise to 70-74 F despite air temp. reading cooler. This is why I recommend pitching the yeast at the lower end of the recommended fermentation temperature range.
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Ok I understand the difference now. Thanks
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**UPDATE**
After 2 weeks in the bucket, I decided to check the SG and sneak a little taste. I'm only at 1.018 higher than the 1.014 I was hoping for. And there still appeared to be a brown krausen on top of the beer. I would have thought that it would have dropped by now... The sample was good, green as hell but good. Floral and citrus from the hops and chocolatey roasty goodness from the carafa. I am attributing the high SG to the cold temps in my brewery (aka the spare bath) lately. It's been getting down to 61 in there and I think it has made the yeast pretty sluggish. The thermometer on the bucket was reading 66/67F during the first week of a very active fermentation, but since then it has dropped to ambient temps. Today, I decided to move the bucket to my office where it's a toasty 67/68; gave it a few swirls around to rouse the yeast a bit. I have airlock once again activity so it looks like my sluggish yeasties have gone back to work


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