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Old 08-20-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1056
Yeast Starter: Yes
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: Conan (2nd 5G)
Batch Size (Gallons): 11
Original Gravity: 1.065
Final Gravity: 1.007
IBU: 62
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 8.0 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 @68F
Tasting Notes: Good malt presence. Hopping schedule adds a piney/citrus combo that I\'m enjoying.

Grain Bill:
12# 2 Row (US) - 51% - 2.0 SRM
5# Vienna - 21% - 3.5 SRM
4# Munich II - 17% - 8.5 SRM
1# Caramel 60L - 4% - 2 SRM
1# Wheat - 4% - 2 SRM
.5# Carapils - 2% - 1.5 SRM
1T Irish Moss @15m

Hops:
1oz Chinook (Mash hop) 3.3 IBU
1oz Chinook (FWH) 21.1 IBU
1.5oz Cascade (20m) 7.4 IBU
1oz Citra (20m) 10.7 IBU
2oz Simcoe (10m) 13.9 IBU
1.5oz Citra (5m) 5.3 IBU
1.5oz Cascade (Whirlpool) 0.0 IBU
1.5oz Citra (Whirlpool) 0.0 IBU

Yeast:
Split the batch into two fermenters
Batch #1: Conan yeast (harvested from can of Heady Topper)
Batch #2: Wyeast 1056

Process:
Mash at 148F for 60m.
Fly sparge
Boil for 60
Whirlpool for 20m
Fermented at basement temps (around 65F ambient)

I have brewed a bunch of IPAs in the past couple years. The grain bill is solid, and I haven't changed that too much except for adjusting the percentages based upon what I have on hand. I like the Munich and Vienna for what they add to the body and flavor. The wheat and carapils help with the head retention.

In the past, I was using a simcoe/amarillo hopping schedule, but came to realize it's too fruity. The cascade, simcoe, citra flavor/aroma combo seems to have hit the sweetspot for me.

I typically will only change 1 thing for a new batch. Not this time though. This was my first time doing a mash hop, a FWH and a whirlpool. I have no idea which of these worked for me, or if it was a combination of all three. Whatever the case, I'm very happy with the outcome.

Will add pics later.
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Here's a pic I took last night. Sorry for the cell phone image. I'm not a photographer with fancy fill lights, nor do I care to entertain such silliness.

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