Peeper #1 Data and Results


Descriptors: citrus, oranges, lemon

I ended up brewing a number versions of this clone. This one probably came the closest to what you get in a fresh bottle. Other versions I threw hops in the keg and it changed the taste dramatically. Amarillo left in a keg seems to be too aggressive for me, too floral (not a desirable flavor to me). The water additions are a little too heavy, you get a salty aftertaste that doesn’t seem appropriate. There’s a slight biscuity taste in the malt build. I compared it to a Peeper I was able to get my hands on. The color was pretty much spot on. Taste wise it wasn’t really fair, the Peeper bottle was about 4 months old and just didn’t hold it’s hop sweat. This recipe won a local competition in the IPA category.


Recipe Specifics:

Type: All Grain Oxygen: shook Mash Efficiency: 69.00% Target Carbonation: 2.5 Dry Hop as % of Total Hop Build: 57.66%
IBUs: 46.5 Original Gravity: 1.057 Days in Fermenter: 14 Real Attenuation: 90.29% Bitterness to Original Gravity: 0.82
SRM: 4.9 Final Gravity: 1.008 Cold Crash: No Apparent Attenuation: 85.96% Bitterness to Final Gravity: 5.81
Boil Minutes: 60 ABV: 6.40% Mash pH: N/A Total Grams Hops Used: 222 Dry Hops in Keg: No
Starter: Yes Batch Size: 5 Final Beer pH:  Hop Stand as % of Boil: 0.00% Stir During Mash: Yes

Taste Results:

Score from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest)

Beer Score: 45 Hop Aroma Detectability: 2.75 Head Retention: 2.75 Minerality: 3.75 Pleasing Mouthfeel: 3
Excitement Level: 3.25 Pleasing Hop Aroma: 3.5 Alcohol Detectability: 3 Dryness: 3.75 Harsh Bitterness: 1
Drinkability: 3.25 Hop Flavor Detectability: 2.75 Maltiness: 2.75 Sweetness: 2.5 Pleasing Bitterness: 3.5
Clarity: 2 Pleasing Hop Flavor: 2.75 Tartness: 0 Mouthfeel Thickness: 3 Off Flavors: No
Beer Stability: 2.5 Head Size: 2.5 Sourness: 0 Mouthfeel Softness: 2

Aroma Results:

Score from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest)

Fruity: 2 Spicy/Peppery: 0 Tropical Fruit: 1 Orange: 0 Pear: 0 Grapefruit: 1.5 Bubblegum: 0 Coriander: 0
Citrus: 2.5 Tobacco/Earthy: 0 Pine: 0 Cherry: 0 Cocoa: 0 Resin: 2 Vanilla: 0 Brett Funk: 0
Stone Fruit: 0 Woody/Cedar: 0 Grassy: 0 Melon: 0 Banana: 0 Dank: 0 Tea: 0 Brett Fruitiness: 0
Floral: 2.75 Herbal: 2.75 Berry: 0 Apple: 0 Pineapple: 0 Onion/Garlic: 0 Licorice: 0

Water Profile:

Reverse Osmosis Water: Yes Baking Soda (gram/gallon): 0 Total Sulfate: 309 Total Hardness: 341
Gypsum (gram/gallon): 1.6 Calcium Chloride (gram/gallon): 0.1 Total Bicarbonate: 16 Total Alkalinity: 13
Epsom Salt (gram/gallon): 0.7 Total Calcium: 106.5 Total Cations: 8.1 Total RA: -74
Sea Salt (gram/gallon): 0.2 Total Magnesium: 18.2 Total Anions: 8.1 S04:Cl Ratio: 6.3

Mash Profile:

Mashed at 152 for 60 Minutes


Yeast 1: WLP001 Ounces of Yeast 1 Slurry: Vial Yeast 1 Generation: 1 Yeast 1 Slurry Days Old: N/A
Yeast 2: N/A Ounces of Yeast 2 Slurry: N/A Yeast 2 Generation: N/A Yeast 2 Slurry Days Old: N/A
Stage 1 Fermentation Temperature: 66 Stage 2 Fermentation Temperature: 70 Stage 3 Fermentation Temperature: N/A Ambient Temperature: No

Dry Hopping:

Dry Hop Temperature: 70 Dry Hop Dose Left in Keg: N/A
Dry Hop Dose #1 Days: 3 Dry Hop Dose #2 Days: 2


Total Hop Oil/Acid Composition in Beer:

Beta Acids: 5.08 Linalool: 0.64 Humulene: 15.44
Alpha Acids: 9.74 Caryophyllene: 6.33 Geraniol: 0.57
Myrcene: 30.48 Farnesene: 3.39 Other: 17.2

Total Hop Oil/Acid Composition in Boil:

Beta Acids: 4.84 Linalool: 0.61 Humulene: 16.41
Alpha Acids: 9.38 Caryophyllene: 6.62 Geraniol: 0.46
Myrcene: 5.51 Farnesene: 3.77 Other: 17.09

Total Hop Oil/Acid Composition at Flameout:

Beta Acids:  Linalool:  Humulene: 
Alpha Acids:  Caryophyllene:  Geraniol: 
Myrcene:  Farnesene:  Other: 

Total Hop Oil/Acid Composition in Dry Hop:

Beta Acids: 5.25 Linalool: 0.67 Humulene: 14.735
Alpha Acids: 10 Caryophyllene: 6.115 Geraniol: 0.645
Myrcene: 48.824 Farnesene: 3.115 Other: 17.275

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