Quicksilver's September IPA - spothier September 27, 2012
Categoryhelp India Pale Ale (IPA)
Subcategoryhelp American IPA
Recipe Typehelp All Grain
Batch Sizehelp 10 gal
Volume Boiledhelp 13 gal
Mash Efficiencyhelp 72 %
Total Grain/Extracthelp 27.50 lbs
Total Hopshelp 6.6 oz
Calories (12 fl. oz.)help 229.4
Cost to Brewhelp $95.18 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.)help $0.89 (USD)
Summary : Another IPA variation on what I know that I like. I'm a Sierra Nevada IPA drinker and most people like my brews.
25 lbs Pale Ale Malt; Rahr info
0.5 lbs 2-Row Caramel Malt 60L; Briess info
1 lbs Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess info
1 lbs Torrified Wheat info
1.5 oz Warrior® (Pellets, 16.7 %AA) boiled 60 min. info
0.55 oz Centennial (Pellets, 10 %AA) boiled 30 min. info
0.55 oz Perle (Pellets, 8.25 %AA) boiled 15 min. info
2 oz Cascade (Whole, 5.5 %AA) boiled 1 min. info
2 oz Cascade (Pellets, 5.50 %AA) used as dry hop. info
Yeast : Fermentis S-04 Safale S-04 info
Yeast : Fermentis T-58 Safbrew T-58 info
Brewed on my HERMS. IPA experiment with two yeasts. I'm thinking of trying a Belgian type ale and I'm using a Safeale 04 English on one carboy and a Safebrew T58 Belgian type on the other for comparison. Mashed at 158F and sparged at 170F. I used the torrified wheat for head retention and the Carapils for mouth feel and foam stability. The final Brix reading was 13%. I use a refractoimeter as I find it easier than a hydrometer. The 1 minute hops were home grown by a friend and were predominately Cascade fresh hops. I'll use Cascade pellets for dry hopping.
  Predicted American IPA Compliance
Original Gravityhelp 1.069 1.056 - 1.075 100 %
Terminal Gravityhelp 1.014 1.010 - 1.018 100 %
Colorhelp 11.42 °SRM 6.00 - 15.00 °SRM 100 %
Bitternesshelp 71.7 IBU 40.00 - 70.00 IBU 94 %
Alcohol (%volume)help 7.2 % 5.50 - 7.50 % 100 %
  99 % overall
  Apparent Real
Original Extracthelp 16.83 °Plato 16.83 °Plato
Attenuationhelp 78.6 % 63.5 %
Extracthelp 3.60 °Plato 6.14 °Plato
  % Weight % Volume
Alcoholhelp 5.7 % 7.2 %
  Weight(lbs) Gravity Points Color(MCU)
Pale Ale Malt   25 (90.9%) 634.5 (91.8%) 87.5 (72.9%)
2-Row Caramel Malt 60L   0.5 (1.8%) 11.2 (1.6%) 30.0 (25.0%)
Cara-Pils® Malt   1 (3.6%) 22.5 (3.3%) 1.3 (1.1%)
Torrified Wheat   1 (3.6%) 23.0 (3.3%) 1.2 (1.0%)
Variety %Alpha Acid Weight(oz) Boil(minutes) Formula %Utilization @ 1.053 Average IBU
Warrior® (Pellets) 16.7 1.5 60 BeerTools 32.5 61.0 61.0
Centennial (Pellets) 10 0.55 30 BeerTools 18.2 7.5 7.5
Perle (Pellets) 8.25 0.55 15 BeerTools 8.4 2.9 2.9
Cascade (Whole) 5.5 2 1 BeerTools 0.4 0.3 0.3
Cascade (Pellets) 5.50 2 - Dry Hopped -
Total IBU 71.7

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