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Award Winning IPA

Unread postby TequilaTom » Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:46 pm

I was asked by neils to post the recipe for an ipa I brewed last year that won First Place and Best of Show at the AHA sanctioned 2014 Canfield Fair Homebrew Contest.
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Please note it was supposed to be an imperial ipa, but due to the mill gap I used, I only got 66% efficiency (I have a monster mill mm3 - set gap to 1.25mm if you want to replicate what I did)
Recipe follows (Cascade Mountains West Coast Imperial IPA available from Northern Brewer)

5 gallon batch ( I modified my 50L malt pipe for high gravity 5 gallon batches)

Prep 9 US gallons water

10 lbs Rahr 2-row pale malt
4.5 lbs English Maris Otter
.5 lbs Caramel/Crystal 10L

Mash at 66C (151F) for 90 minutes (original recipe states 60 minutes but I do 90 min mashes)

I also do a 90 minute boil

1 oz Summit hops First Wort hops (add immediately after removing malt pipe)
1 oz Summit hops @ 60 minutes
2 oz Cascade hops @ 20 minutes
1 Whirfloc tablet @ 15 minutes
2 lbs Corn Sugar @ 5 minutes
2 oz Cascade hops at 0 minutes

I ran the wort through my hop rocket filled with 3 oz Cascade hops as well. My setup runs the wort through the hop rocket, a plate chiller and then an oxygenator before it gets to the fermentor.

I ended up with a SG of 1.077 for 6 gallons of wort

Use Wyeast #1272 American Ale II yeast (I do a 2 liter yeast starter)
Ferment at 20C (68F) for 14 days
Secondary for 21 days
Dry hop for 7 days with 4 oz Cascade hops
Cold crash for 7 days at 4.5C (40F)
I also add gelatin to help with clarifying.
Bottle or keg (I keg) as you would any ale.

Enjoy!
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Re: Award Winning IPA

Unread postby Nesto » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:49 pm

Thanks! Few questions:
What type of hops? (Pellet, whole, leaf?)
When do you start the dry hop - start of secondary?
What kind of hop rocket do you use?
How many times have you tried this recipe? Have you ever had grassy flavors from Cascade dry hopping?
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Re: Award Winning IPA

Unread postby Luis Coentrao » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:04 pm

Hi,
Congratulations for the Beer!!
Never done an Imperial IPA before, therefore some simple questions:
- 14 days in primary? This included a diacetyl "step" at 20C?
- 21 days in secondary, at what temperature? Did you Dry hopped during this stage?

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Re: Award Winning IPA

Unread postby TequilaTom » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:02 am

used pellet hops for boiling and dry hopping.
I have a Blichmann Hop Rocket. You can only use leaf hops in it. I used whole cone home-grown cascade.
I started the dry hop 14 days into the secondary (14 days secondary + 7 days dry hop = 21 days total, then cold crash)
I have only done this recipe once.
The original recipe states 7 days in primary, 2-3 weeks in secondary, 2-3 weeks bottle conditioning. I use Beersmith, and I think the default fermentation schedule for an imperial ipa is 14 days primary, but I may have changed that myself, not sure. I'm just relaying the recipe the way I did it. I don't pay any attention to a 'diacetyl' rest, though maybe I should.
21 day secondary is at 20C (68F), same as primary. (I have a Blichmann Fermenator in its own refridgerator with a Fermostat programmable thermostat, so my primary and secondary fermentation steps occur in the same vessel, just dump the trub)
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Re: Award Winning IPA

Unread postby desupero » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:17 am

What was the mod you did to the 50l malt pipe please? Do you have a link to the post or some other url?

Thanks
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Re: Award Winning IPA

Unread postby niels » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:53 am

desupero wrote:What was the mod you did to the 50l malt pipe please? Do you have a link to the post or some other url?

Thanks

I'm also very interested in the malt pipe modification. Its a very recurring question how to do high gravity brews on the Braumeister and you might have a the solution. ;)

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Re: Award Winning IPA

Unread postby TequilaTom » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:30 pm

Ok,
Sorry about the delay, I am really bad on keeping up with the posts! Will have to try harder.
Anyhow, the malt pipe mod is from Batfink, who I think is a member of this forum. Basically you drill (or punch out) around ten holes (1/2" diameter) about 5" from the top and make a sleeve out of stainless pipe to keep the top filter plate from rising above the holes.
I've used this mod for several years to brew higher gravity 5 gallon batches.

I can add pictures later if anyone wants, I'm at work now so it'll have to wait until I get home.
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Re: Award Winning IPA

Unread postby TequilaTom » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:35 pm

I am going to post the malt pipe modification & pics to the Modification thread. Look for them there.
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Re: Award Winning IPA

Unread postby BrauTim » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:38 pm

TequilaTom wrote:I am going to post the malt pipe modification & pics to the Modification thread. Look for them there.


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Re: Award Winning IPA

Unread postby DeadScorpion » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:54 pm

Thanks for the mod info. Question for you folks. If you do not (yet) want to modify the shorter grain pipe in a 50L BM what is the smallest batch size and boil volume you can run through a 50L? Trying to setup recipes and can't figure out minimums - without mods.
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Re: Award Winning IPA

Unread postby TequilaTom » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:31 pm

DeadScorpion wrote:Thanks for the mod info. Question for you folks. If you do not (yet) want to modify the shorter grain pipe in a 50L BM what is the smallest batch size and boil volume you can run through a 50L? Trying to setup recipes and can't figure out minimums - without mods.


Wish I could help. I modded my malt pipe almost from the start. I'm sure it depends on what your grain bill is (due to absorption). With the mod, I just brewed a 5 gallon batch brown ale that was 1.050 OG (had 8.58 lbs grain). But I had to add 1/2 gallon water because the level dropped to where the pumps started sucking air (Had 7.5 gallons total water). Also had to increase the boil time to offset the additional water and unplug the outer element during the mash.
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