2015 IPA for NHC

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Hop Oil Information and Taste Metrics

Recipe Specifics:

Type: All Grain
SRM: 6.0
IBUS: 106.3
Batch Size: 6.25 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Final Bottling Vol: 5 gal
Mash pH: 5.29

Notes:

This is the IPA I made for the 2015 National Homebrew Competition. Although it didn’t advance to the second round, it did score a 42, tough competition! I did use some crystal malt in this beer, not because I wanted to, but because it seems judges like it.

Final Numbers:

Original Gravity: 1.063
Final Gravity: 1.010
ABV: 7.0%
Keg or Bottle: Keg
Keg Hops: Yes
Oxygen:  Shook the bucket for 60 seconds
Final Beer pH: 4.41

Water Profile:

Reverse Osmosis Water: Yes Baking Soda (gram/gallon): 0 Total Sulfate: 175 Total Hardness: 324
Gypsum (gram/gallon): 1.15 Calcium Chloride (gram/gallon): 0.5 Total Bicarbonate: 41.5 Total Alkalinity: 34
Epsom Salt (gram/gallon): 0 Total Calcium: 121.7 Total Cations: 6.9 Total RA: -55
Sea Salt (gram/gallon): 0 Total Magnesium: 4.8 Total Anions: 7 S04:Cl Ratio: 1.9

Mash/Grain Profile:

Mash at 155.0 F for 60 Minutes

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
12 lbs 8.0 oz Organic 2-Row (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 80.6 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 4 9.7 %
1 lbs Spelt, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 5 6.5 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 6 3.2 %

Boil Ingredients:

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
20.00 g Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 7 38.4 IBUs
2.90 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Boil 60.0 mins) Water Agent 8
1.90 g Calcium Chloride (Boil 60.0 mins) Water Agent 9
20.00 g Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] – Boil 30.0 min Hop 10 19.6 IBUs
84.00 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – 30 min hopstand Hop 11 29.9 IBUs
56.00 g Citra [12.00 %] – 30 min hopstand Hop 12 18.4 IBUs

Fermentation:

Starter: Yes

Yeast 1: WLP002 Ounces of Yeast 1 Slurry: 4.5 Yeast 1 Generation: 6 Yeast 1 Slurry Days Old: 16
Stage 1 Fermentation Temperature: 62 Stage 2 Fermentation Temperature: 66 Stage 3 Fermentation Temperature: 68 Ambient Temperature: Yes

Dry Hopping:

At 68 F for 4 days then into keezer with hops staying in the keg.

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
56.00 g Citra [12.00 %] – Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs
56.00 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 14 0.0 IBUs

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