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Quicksilvers A Sunday in May IPA

Quicksilvers A Sunday in May IPA

American IPA : All Grain : 11 gal

spothier

Making an IPA for my kegerator. Looks good on paper we'll see soon :-)

May 18, 2014 at 02:53pm

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Ingredients (All Grain11 gal)

  • 25.0 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 Munich 10L Malt; Briess

    Munich 10L Malt; Briess

    Golden orange hue with a robust malty flavor.

  • 1 lbs Belgian Caravienne

    Belgian Caravienne

    Belgian light crystal malt. Used in lighter Abbey or Trappist style ales.

  • 1.0 oz Simcoe® - 13.0 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Simcoe®

    Used for aromatic, and especially bittering properties.

  • 1.0 oz Zythos™ - 10.9 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Zythos™

    Zythos is a customized IPA/Pale Ale style pellet blend designed to embody the powerful tradition and unique aroma characteristics required in premium craft brews…Zythos is not a replacement for proprietary varieties, but rather a premium pellet blend designed to compliment existing IPA/Pale Ale lineups. Zythos can be used as a single hop addition or as a compliment to current inventories, imparting distinct tropical (pineapple) and citrus tones with slight pine characteristics.—Don Bryant, Hopunion LLC

  • 1.0 oz Citra™ - 12.0 AA% pellets; boiled 30 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 Simcoe® - 13.0 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    Simcoe®

    Used for aromatic, and especially bittering properties.

  • 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.

  • 2 oz Zythos™ - 10.9 AA% pellets; added dry to secondary fermenter

    Zythos™

    Zythos is a customized IPA/Pale Ale style pellet blend designed to embody the powerful tradition and unique aroma characteristics required in premium craft brews…Zythos is not a replacement for proprietary varieties, but rather a premium pellet blend designed to compliment existing IPA/Pale Ale lineups. Zythos can be used as a single hop addition or as a compliment to current inventories, imparting distinct tropical (pineapple) and citrus tones with slight pine characteristics.—Don Bryant, Hopunion LLC

  • Wyeast 1272 American Ale II™

    Wyeast 1272 American Ale II™

    Fruitier and more flocculant than 1056, slightly nutty, soft, clean, slightly tart finish.

Notes

I made this today for a highly hopped IPA which I like for a few drinks. I'm adding 100 gms of Zythos hops to the mash to get some more hop character.Mashed a 150F for 90 minutes and did a 90 boil also. I used a Blichmann Therminator with a Thrumometer. Cooled 11 gallons in less than 30 minutes to 65F. It would have been less time but the Thrumometer is 3/8" instead of 1/2" on the Therminator. Maine well water is pretty cool probably 50ish and I had to slow the water to a trickle. Oxygenated the carboys with a O2 tank and plan on raising the temp to 70F withing a few days.

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: 7.9 SRM 6 - 15
Alcohol: 6.7% ABV 5.50% - 7.50%
Bitterness: 75.2 IBU 40.00 - 70.00

Discussion

spothier

Wyeast American Ale II

2014-05-19 6:35am

Pitched a one quart active starter between 2 carboys which I made the day before brew day from the smack pack and one cup of light DME simmered in 1 quart of water. I oxygenated the starter prior to pitching the yeast into the cooled light DME and both carboys. Immediately saw the airlock become active. Within 4 or 5 hours I replaced the airlocks with blow-by tubes. Very vigorous yeast.

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