Simply Beer IPA (all grain) Brewing Session
After brewing the Dogfish Head 60 Minute extract clone with a friend for him, selfishly, I really wanted my own batch. So the other day I brewed what I hope to be a kind of hybrid English/American IPA. I’m hoping for the spiced malty back bone with a very floral American IPA aroma.
Before you start, get your yeast starter going. I used American Ale yeast I cultivated from the Dogfish head 60 minute Organic clone. I had about a liter starter for this beer, but only used about half.
The Grain Bill:
- 10.5 lbs Domestic 2 row
- 0.5 lbs Caramel 40
Mash (single infusion):
1.25 quarts of water per pound of grain. Heat up water to 170° to get to a mash temp of 152°. Mash grains for 60 minutes.
Heat 5 gallons of water to 170° (not over 170°), collect dirty wort until it runs clean and add it back to the mash. Slowly get about 1-2 inches of water over the grain bed and slowly begin to collect the wort in the boiling kettle. You want to collect 6 gallons of wort. I sparged for about 70 minutes for this batch.
- 2 oz Cascade Hops
- 1 oz Willamette Hops
- .5 oz Amarillo Hops
- 1 oz UK Kent Goldings Hops
When the wort starts to boil, add the 2 oz of Cascade hops to start the 60 minute boil. Watch for a boil-over they can be pretty nasty to clean up. I boiled over just at the wort came to a boil, luckily no hops had been added. So after reducing my burner down to low to maintain the boil, I added the Cascade hops. 30 minutes in add the Willamette hops, from 15-10 minutes remaining keep adding the Amarillo hops. With 2 minutes remaining add the Kent Goldings.
After cooling the wort and taking your Hydrometer reading add the yeast. your Original Gravity should be around 1.058-1.060.
Ferment in primary for 7 days then move to dry hop secondary. In the secondary add 1 oz of Amarillo leaf hops and about an oz of Oak Chips (be sure to boil them first). Keep them in the secondary for 11-14 days and move to a 3rd ferementer to filter out any hops sediment and the oak chips. Let sit for another week and then Keg or Bottle.