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Pocket Creek West Coast IPA

Pocket Creek West Coast IPA

American IPA : Extract : 5 gal

Lupulin Fields

Pacific NorthWest Dry Hopped IPA. Turned out very good!

December 2, 2012 at 07:51pm

4.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (Extract5 gal)

  • .75 lbs Crystal 60; Great Western

    Crystal 60; Great Western

    Similar to C40 but with a more extensive roasting to a target color of 60° ASBC. Has a more pronounced caramel flavor to coincide with the color.

  • 9.00 lbs CBW® Golden Light Liquid (Malt Extract); Briess

    CBW® Golden Light Liquid (Malt Extract); Briess

    Malty flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • CBW® Golden Light is a liquid, 100% pure malted barley extract made from 100% Briess malt and water. • CBW® Golden Light can be used in the production of all extract beer styles and to adjust the color, flavor and gravity of all grain beers. • Advantages of using extract in a brewhouse include: o Save time. o Increase capacity/boost productivity. o Extends the brew size by adding malt solids to the wort. o Boost gravity. o Adjust color. o Improve body and head retention. • Briess Malt & Ingredients Company is the only vertically integrated malting company in North America. That means we make our pure malt extracts from our own malt so you are assured of receiving only the fullest flavored, freshest, pure malt extracts for top brewhouse performance. Applications: • All styles of extract beer, and to adjust the color, flavor and gravity of all grain beers.

  • 2 oz Zeus - 15.5 AA% whole; boiled 60 min

    Zeus

    Zeus is often grouped together with Columbus and Tomahawk® and labeled as CTZ. They are referred to as Super High Alpha varieties, having alpha acid content of between 14.5-16.5%. Together they make up approximately a quarter of the entire U.S. hop acreage.—usahops.org

  • 1 oz Centennial - 10.0 AA% whole; boiled 10 min

    Centennial

    Aromatic but acceptable for bittering. Medium aroma with floral and citrus tones. Good in medium to dark ales.

  • 1 oz Centennial - 10.0 AA% whole; boiled 1 min

    Centennial

    Aromatic but acceptable for bittering. Medium aroma with floral and citrus tones. Good in medium to dark ales.

  • Fermentis US-05 Safale US-05

    Fermentis US-05 Safale US-05

    The most famous ale yeast strain found across America, now available as a ready-to-pitch dry yeast. Produces well balanced beers with low diacetyl and a very clean, crisp end palate. Sedimentation: low to medium. Final gravity: medium. Pitching instructions: Re-hydrate the dry yeast into yeast cream in a stirred vessel prior to pitching. Sprinkle the dry yeast in 10 times its own weight of sterile water or wort at 27C± 3C(80F ±6F). Once the expected weight of dry yeast is reconstituted into cream by this method (this takes about 15 to 30 minutes), maintain a gentle stirring for another 30 minutes. Then pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel. Alternatively, pitch dry yeast directly in the fermentation vessel providing the temperature of the wort is above 20C(68F). Progressively sprinkle the dry yeast into the wort ensuring the yeast covers all the surface of wort available in order to avoid clumps. Leave for 30 minutes and then mix the wort e.g. using aeration.

Notes

1st attempt at home brewing. This should yield a 7-8% beer. The crystal malt was added late as the water started to warm up. Plenty of color was steeped in. I ended up adding more extra light malt than planned, but the wort turned out quite sweet and the hops really brought the brew together. 1 oz Zeus @ 60 min 1 oz Zeus @ 20 min 1/2 oz Centennial @ 15 min 1/2 oz Centennial @ 10 min 1/2 oz Centennial @ 5 min 1/2 oz Centennial @ 1 min The plan started to fall apart, when I realized I did not have enough ice to cool the wort. After straining, twice, the temp stayed around 90, and didn't fall to the prescribed 75 degrees until 3am.( 9 hrs later) At that time I pitched the yeast and tucked the fermenter in the closest. There it stabilized to 67-68 degrees and after giving the tub a "nudge" the first bubbles came out the air lock an hour later, 16.5 hrs after pitching the yeast. Color of wort is golden, with a slightly amber glow. Smells of carmel, malt and Centennial hops. Original Gravity was 1.061 Brewed: Oct 13th 2012 Transfered to carboy: Oct 20 2012 Bottled: Nov 3 2012 All but 4, 22oz bombers gone by Dec 1st 2012 Post Brew tasting notes: This beer turned out very good. Initially, I did not wait long enough after bottling and the bottles had no real carbonation, and still had a lot of sweetness due to the uneaten priming sugar The sweetness subsided and gained a slight pine crispness I was hoping for. Everyone I have shared this with and been very surprised it's a home brewed beer, and said they would put it up against any of their favorite IPA's.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 14 - India Pale Ale (IPA)

Subcategory: B - American IPA

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.064 1.056 - 1.075
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 1.010 - 1.018
Color: 12.9 SRM 6 - 15
Alcohol: 6.7% ABV 5.50% - 7.50%
Bitterness: 114.8 IBU 40.00 - 70.00

Discussion

Jennings Lodge Brewing

My first home brewed beer.

2013-02-18 8:56pm

This IPA recipe was created by the good folks at Main Brew in Hillsboro, OR. It was given to me along with my equipment as a birthday present. They nailed my taste for dry hoppy IPA's with little malt character. This was a great starting point to gauge hop usage and figure out the brewing process in general. The beer turned our very good. It aged well and I really wish I had not drank it all so quickly. The difference over just a 2 week period was amazing. It just kept getting better. The color was a medium copper with a slight orange glow, slightly cloudy and with a moderate head and nice lacing. Good carbonation after finally waiting long enough for the priming sugar to be converted. Smell was a crisp hop aroma with the floral finish of Centennial Hops. Taste had a moderate hop bitterness with a crisp malt mouth fell. This recipe was so good, I have already updated and re-brewed a new batch with a much more hop forward character, and it's my best one yet! Look for it under Lupulin Fields Pocket Creek IPA V2. Cheers

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