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Belma IPA

Belma IPA

American IPA : All Grain : 5.5 gal

mikfir

Belma is a brand new hop from Freshops--I got 2 lbs.

November 27, 2012 at 11:47am

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain5.5 gal)

  • 12 lbs American 2-row

    American 2-row

    Yields a slightly higher extract than Six Rox brewers Malt. Tends to give a smoother, less grainy flavored beer. Some brewers claim they can detect a significant difference in flavor. Lower protein and will yield a lower color than Six-Row Brewers Malt

  • 1 lbs American Caramel 10°L

    American Caramel 10°L

    This malt is light in color with a sweet caramel flavor. It is a great malt for light lagers and ales.

  • 1 oz Citra™ - 12.0 AA% whole; boiled 60 min

    Citra™

    Citra™ is a special aroma hop variety developed by the Hop Breeding Company (a joint venture between John I. Haas, Inc. and Select Botanicals Group, LLC). It was released in 2007. Citra™ has fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of cohumulone content. The variety imparts interesting citrus and tropical fruit characters to beer.

  • 1 oz Citra™ - 12.0 AA% whole; boiled 15 min

    Citra™

    Citra™ is a special aroma hop variety developed by the Hop Breeding Company (a joint venture between John I. Haas, Inc. and Select Botanicals Group, LLC). It was released in 2007. Citra™ has fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of cohumulone content. The variety imparts interesting citrus and tropical fruit characters to beer.

  • 1 oz Citra™ - 12.0 AA% whole; boiled 1 min

    Citra™

    Citra™ is a special aroma hop variety developed by the Hop Breeding Company (a joint venture between John I. Haas, Inc. and Select Botanicals Group, LLC). It was released in 2007. Citra™ has fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of cohumulone content. The variety imparts interesting citrus and tropical fruit characters to beer.

  • 1 tsp Irish Moss - (omitted from calculations)

    Irish Moss

    A dried red-brown marine algae. Fining agent to remove large proteins. Negatively charged polymer attracts positively charged protein-tannin complexes (extracted from grain husks and hops) during the boil. This action is aided by the clumping of proteins in the boiling process. Irish moss settles to the bottom of the brew kettle with spent hops and hot break material at the end of the boil.

  • .5 tsp Wyeast Nutrient - (omitted from calculations)

    Wyeast Nutrient

    Although wort is a good growth medium for yeast, additional Wyeast Nutrient will reduce lag time, improve yeast viability and provide consistent attenuation rates. Low assimilable nitrogen concentrations (FAN) of grape must or wort have long been known as a cause of sluggish or stuck fermentations. Wyeast yeast nutrient, a blend of vitamin B's, minerals, inorganic nitrogen (DAP), organic nitrogen (amino acids), zinc, phosphates and other trace elements will benefit yeast growth and carbohydrate uptake for a more rapid, complete fermentation. Use 1/4 tsp per pint for beer propagation, 1 tsp per 5 gallons for wine or beer fermentation or 1.5 oz per 10 barrels for beer fermentation.

  • WYeast 1056 American Ale™

    WYeast 1056 American Ale™

    Used commercially for several classic American ales. This strain ferments dry, finishes soft, smooth and dean, and is very well balanced.

Notes

A new hop from Freshops--experimental batch. Hop is Belma--fruity, 12.1.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 14 - India Pale Ale (IPA)

Subcategory: B - American IPA

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.058 1.056 - 1.075
Terminal Gravity: 1.012 1.010 - 1.018
Color: 5.7 SRM 6 - 15
Alcohol: 6.0% ABV 5.50% - 7.50%
Bitterness: 61.1 IBU 40.00 - 70.00

Discussion

mikfir

IPA with a new hop.

2012-12-28 2:57pm

Belma hops were recently introduced by HopsDirect. They have specially bred this one for its fruity aromas. AAs are 12.1. The IPA is pleasantly bitter and very easy on the palate.

mikfir

Belma IPA

2013-01-14 12:19pm

Tasted at the Downriver Brewers Guild--big winner. Probably needs a bit of sulfate added to emphasize the hops.

mikfir

Recipe adjustment

2013-03-15 5:13pm

When I re-do this IPA, I will decrease the bittering hop to .5 oz and increase aroma hop to 2 oz. I may bitter with Magnum instead and use Belma for flavor and aroma.

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