Brewday: An IPA Experiment

January 5, 2011

Yesterday I brewed up a new IPA recipe. The goal this time was to get one that’s a bit more complex than my usual IPAs. This one uses Simcoe hops, with Nugget supporting the up front bitterness, and healthy doses of Citra. Amarillo was supposed to go in the boil, but I couldn’t find any around town, so it’ll have to suffice as a dry hop once fermentation is complete. Basically, I’m going for a resinous, piney flavor with plenty of citrus aroma.

UPDATE: I have no Amarillo source right now, so I decided to just change the dry hops and go with a Simcoe and Chinook blend. They should give this beer a really interesting aroma.


Boil Volume: 8.10 gallons

Batch Volume: 6.90 gallons

Fermentor Volume: 5.40 gallons

Gravity: 1.066

Efficiency: 85%


  • 12.00 lb Pale Malt
  • 2.00 lb Vienna Malt
  • 0.50 CaraMunich 40L


  • 1.00 oz Nugget (First-Wort, 13.00% Alpha Acid)
  • 0.50 oz Simcoe (First-Wort, 12.20% Alpha Acid)
  • 1.00 oz Citra (Boil for 15 minutes, 12.30% Alpha Acid)
  • 2.00 oz Simcoe (Boil for 5 minutes)
  • 1.00 oz Citra (End of boil)
  • 1.00 oz Columbus (End of boil)
  • 2.00 oz Chinook (Dry hops)
  • 2.00 oz Simcoe (Dry hops)


  • Strike with 18 qt at 165F
  • Mash at 150F for 75 minutes
  • Sparge with 6 gallons at 170-180F


Northwest Ale yeast

Water Additions:

  • 3 gm Calcium Chloride
  • 5 gm Gypsum
  • 2 gm Chalk

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