Send It! Session IPA

I love hoppy beers! The only problem is that the best IPAs often balance out their hoppy goodness with a larger ABV due to increased malt in the mash tun. Attempts at lower ABV IPAs in the past have led to thin, insipid “hop water” type beers or beers that are unpleasantly bitter. However, utilizing some body-building malts and hopbursting, we should be able to create a beer that is both low in ABV and high in hop character. So here’s to a beer to enjoy after a long day projecting that won’t weigh you down at the crux!

See you out there,

Jim

Send It Session -All-Grain
American IPA
Type: All Grain Date: 08 Feb 2015
Batch Size (fermenter): 10.00 gal Brewer: Jim Parker
Boil Size: 13.46 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 90 min Equipment: Stainless Kegs (10 Gal/37.8 L) – All Grain
End of Boil Volume 11.46 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 9.25 gal Est Mash Efficiency 88.0 %
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0
Taste Notes:

Ingredients

Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
8 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 47.1 %
4 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 2 23.5 %
2 lbs White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 3 11.8 %
1 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4 5.9 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt – 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 5 5.9 %
1 lbs Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 6 5.9 %
1.00 oz Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus (CTZ) [15.50 %] – First Wort 60.0 min Hop 7 38.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 8 5.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 9 7.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 10 3.8 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 11 5.4 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Boil 5.0 min Hop 12 3.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] – Boil 5.0 min Hop 13 4.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 10.0 min Hop 14 2.9 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 10.0 min Hop 15 4.1 IBUs
1.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35.49 ml] Yeast 16
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 17 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] – Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 18 0.0 IBUs

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.050 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.9 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %
Bitterness: 74.2 IBUs Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 5.1 SRM

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 17 lbs
Sparge Water: 10.19 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.20
Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 25.25 qt of water at 166.3 F 156.0 F 45 min
Sparge Step: Batch sparge with 2 steps (2.96gal, 7.23gal) of 168.0 F water
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Keg Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Pressure/Weight: 12.54 PSI Carbonation Used: Keg with 12.54 PSI
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 45.0 F Age for: 30.00 days
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage Storage Temperature: 65.0 F

Notes

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