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 Ingredients: ------------ 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
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