Further Homebrew IPA Experiments

I have been experimenting with really dialing in my liquid volumes for my homebrew beer brewing process lately and I think I am finally getting there. I was able to nail my liquid volumes and specific gravities for my last batch and I am sharing the recipe below.

I chose a mix of Rahr and Great Western pale malts for the base of the beer recipe coupled with a generous amount of Special B malt for a bit of caramel flavor. I also wanted to stick with a single hop variety for this recipe in order to really assess Chinook hops characteristics.

I reintroduced recirculation into my brewing process in order to help arrive at a cleaner and clearer final product.

The only wild-card in this recipe is my last-minute decision to use White Labs WLP005 British Ale Yeast.

If you brew the recipe below, let me know how you like it!

Recipe: Powers IPA
Brewer: Ken Powers
Style: American IPA

Recipe Specifications:
Boil Size: 8.06 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.76 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.070 SG
Estimated Color: 20.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 93.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 85.1 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amt                   Name
12 lbs 8.0 oz         Pale Malt (Rahr 2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
1 lbs                 Pale Malt (Great Western) US (1.8 SRM)
1 lbs 8.0 oz          Special B Malt (180.0 SRM)
1.00 oz               Chinook [13.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min
1.00 oz               Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 45.0 min
1.00 oz               Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min
0.25 tsp              Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins)
1.00 oz               Chinook [13.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  5.0 min
1.0 pkg               British Ale (White Labs #WLP005)

Mash Schedule:
Single Infusion, Medium Body

Name              Description                       Step Temp Step Time     
Mash In           Add 22.50 qt of water at 164.0 F  154.0 F   60 min        
Mash Out          Heat to 168.0 F over 2 min        168.0 F   10 min        

Sparge: Fly sparge with 4.48 gal water at 168.0 F

Powers Beer Recipe Calculator Recipe String
Use the LOAD RECIPE button at the top of the page of the brewing calculator and paste the following string into the text box that appears:

Ken Powers^Simple IPA^August 16, 2014^61^49^5^60^13^4^85^100^9^0^1^0^0.25^0.5^71^71^13.5^85^84^1.5^0^0^0^0^0^0^0^0^0^0^0^0^0^0^0^0^0^0^4^4^8^1^60^0^1^8^1^45^0^1^8^1^15^0^1^8^1^5^0^1^0^0^0^0^1^0^0^0^0^1^2^72^154^1.5^1.07^1.021^154^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^12.5^12.5^12.5^12.5^0^0^0.12^

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