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Chinook Bomb

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by gflore34, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. gflore34

    gflore34 Aficionado (125) Michigan May 24, 2005

    Finishing up the last of my Chinook Bomb - an ale I brewed, 3 gallons and a ridiculous amount of whole Chinook Hops - 14oz, 45 minute boil, resulting in a not over the bitterness, yet, big time hop flavor. Citrus, pine, grapefruit galore, only thing I would do different is dry hop. All in all, a hop lovers delight.
    AlCaponeJunior likes this.
  2. Woodie

    Woodie Aficionado (105) California Jan 22, 2011

    14 oz. whole hops in 3 gallons? you must have ended up with a single 22 oz. bomber.

    I love it.
  3. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (545) Georgia Feb 12, 2012 Staff Member

    A Hopbomb with no dry hops.. What were you thinking? ;)
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  4. gflore34

    gflore34 Aficionado (125) Michigan May 24, 2005

    HOME BREW RECIPE:
    Title: Chinook Bomb
    Author: gflore34

    Brew Method: All Grain
    Style Name: American IPA
    Boil Time: 45 min
    Batch Size: 3 gallons (fermentor volume) - topped up with cool water, volume out of the the boil kettle was a
    a little over a gallon!

    Boil Size: 3.65 gallons
    Efficiency: 70% (brew house)

    STATS:
    Original Gravity: 1.071
    Final Gravity: 1.020
    ABV (standard): 6.75%
    IBU (tinseth): 564.81
    SRM (morey): 7.24

    FERMENTABLES:
    8 lb - United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale (100%)

    HOPS:
    1 oz - Chinook for 45 min, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Boil (AA 13, IBU: 63.78)
    1 oz - Chinook for 40 min, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Boil (AA 13, IBU: 60.99)
    1 oz - Chinook for 35 min, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Boil (AA 13, IBU: 57.57)
    1 oz - Chinook for 30 min, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Boil (AA 13, IBU: 53.4)
    1 oz - Chinook for 25 min, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Boil (AA 13, IBU: 48.3)
    1 oz - Chinook for 20 min, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Boil (AA 13, IBU: 42.08)
    4 oz - Chinook for 15 min, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Boil (AA 13, IBU: 137.91)
    4 oz - Chinook for 10 min, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Boil (AA 13, IBU: 100.77)

    MASH STEPS:
    1) Infusion, Temp: 152 F, Time: 60 min, Amount: 12 qt
    2) Sparge, Temp: 168 F, Time: 10 min, Amount: 4.96 qt

    OTHER INGREDIENTS:
    0.3 g - Gypsum, Type: Water Agt, Use: Mash
    0.6 oz - Calcium Chloride, Type: Water Agt, Use: Mash
    0.1 g - Gypsum, Type: Water Agt, Use: Sparge
    0.2 g - Calcium Chloride, Type: Water Agt, Use: Sparge
    0.11 tsp - Phosphoric Acid, Type: Water Agt, Use: Sparge
    WYeast Nutrient Blend 10 minutes prior to flame out

    YEAST:
    White Labs - California Ale V Yeast WLP051
    Form: Liquid
    Attenuation (avg): 72.5%
    Flocculation: Med-High
    Optimum Temp: 66 - 70 F

    TARGET WATER PROFILE:
    Profile Name: Haslett, Michigan
    Ca2: 23
    Mg2: 17
    SO4: 48
    Na: 57
    Cl: 78
    HCO3: 71
    Water Notes:
    Dilute hot liquor with 211.2 oz distilled water, add .3g gypsum, .6g calcium chloride along with trace of a campden tablet
    NOTES:
    Home grown whole leaf hops courtesy of fellow home brew club member, going with a malty water profile, using distilled water to dilute Haslett water follow with mineral additions, acidify sparge water.

    12/17/12 -
    Experiment turned out OK, big hop flavor, grapefruit and citrus abound, managed to dial down mouth puckering bitterness. Pine and citrus notes in the nose, good representation of the style.

    Silly IBU numbers spit out by formula, actual bitterness was, of course, much less, nevertheless, there was a good dose of bitterness, somewhere in the 80's perhaps.
  5. premierpro

    premierpro Savant (290) Michigan Mar 21, 2009

    Only in America!
  6. gflore34

    gflore34 Aficionado (125) Michigan May 24, 2005

    Pretty much, ended up with a little over a gallon at flame out - I did a 45 minute boil. Had I done a 60 minute boil I very well may have ended up with a single bomber.
  7. gflore34

    gflore34 Aficionado (125) Michigan May 24, 2005

    Dawned upon me when I was comparing it to New Belgium' Ranger IPA, too late by then, definitely next time.
  8. gflore34

    gflore34 Aficionado (125) Michigan May 24, 2005

    Honestly thought I was going to end up with a grassy mess but, was pleasantly surprised.

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