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Clays IMPERIAL IPA

Clays IMPERIAL IPA

Imperial IPA : All Grain : 10.5 gal

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Award winning Imperial IPA

May 26, 2013 at 02:00pm

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Ingredients (All Grain10.5 gal)

  • 32 lbs 2-Row Brewers Malt; Briess

    2-Row Brewers Malt; Briess

    Mild malty flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • Base malt for all beer styles • Smoother, less grainy flavor than 6-Row Brewers Malt. • Slightly higher yield than 6-Row Brewers Malt. • Slight lower protein than 6-Row Brewers Malt. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 2 lbs Crystal Malt 40°L

    Crystal Malt 40°L

    Sweet, mild caramel flavor and a golden color. Use in light lagers and light ales.

  • 2 lbs Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess

    Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess

    Characteristics & Applications: • The endosperm is completely glassy and will appear to be darker than standard Brewers Malt. • Carapils® is a very unique dextrine-style malt that adds body, foam retention, and beer stability without influencing color or flavor. • Use to upgrade all types of beer, including light colored beers. • The non-fermentables in Carapils® are very advantageous in balancing body and flavor of dark colored beers. • May be used with or without other specialty malts. • Low usage of 1-5% will help achieve desired results. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 2 oz Summit™ - 15.9 AA% pellets; boiled 90 min

    Summit™

    Super-high alpha hop with a low cohumulone content and a strong orange/tangerine citrus character.

  • 2 oz Citra™ - 14.5 AA% pellets; boiled 20 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 Cluster - 6.8 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    Cluster

    Used for bittering and flavor qualities in light and dark American lagers. Aroma is very floral.

  • 3 oz Cascade - 6.6 AA% whole; boiled 1 min

    Cascade

    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • 3 oz Citra™ - 14.5 AA% pellets; added dry to secondary fermenter

    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.

  • White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale

    White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale

    Clean, highly flocculant, and highly attenuative yeast. This yeast is similar to WLP002 in flavor profile, but is 10% more attenuative. This eliminates the residual sweetness, and makes the yeast well suited for high gravity ales. It is also reaches termi

Notes

Run wort through 3 oz Cascade flowers in hop rocket. Yeast starter 3.5L/13.14 dme Mash at 148 f0r 90min/.75GPM Recirc. Mash out @ 168. Sparge 170 at .25GPM Boil 90 min Pitch yeast Dry hopped with 1oz cascades and 1oz citra in keg. This beer took 3rd place in competition out of 15 imperial ipa entries. Not quite enough hop forward. I would dry hop with something heavier than the cascades. Overall a very good beer!

Style (BJCP)

Category: 14 - India Pale Ale (IPA)

Subcategory: C - Imperial IPA

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.086 1.075 - 1.090
Terminal Gravity: 1.015 1.010 - 1.020
Color: 11.9 SRM 8 - 15
Alcohol: 9.4% ABV 7.50% - 10.00%
Bitterness: 100.8 IBU 60.00 - 120.00

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